[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser Cutter

Sean Cusack sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 20:52:48 UTC 2011


I'm kind of in for trying to get a laser cutter for Noisebridge. I think it
depends a lot on the price of these dillios. If its $15k or something, is it
really practical to get one? Would we just be better off sending out laser
cutter stuff / using techshop?


On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:

> Lets meet.  I can meet this Tuesday, or any Thursday, and I can meet any
> other time with notice.
> I know there is a "noisebridge needs a laser engraver" list that I may or
> may not be on (I suspect not) so we should invite them as well because I am
> sure they have invested brain power in to these problems already.
> I know some of the arguments, but if there is a big enough community and
> enough support, I am sure these problems will go away.
> I want to say that, while Techshop is awesome, the laser engraver is the
> most used tool there.  I invite people to consider the savings they may have
> if they invest in a laser engraver for noisebridge instead of getting a
> membership to Techshop.
> As far as burning the place down, it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.  These things are
> as enclosed as a microwave.  They aren't as easy to use, and they are
> compatible with a limited number of materials, but people would have to
> REALLY FUCK UP to burn the place down with a laser engraver...like engraving
> gasoline soaked balsa.
> Just say'n. Frick'n lasers.
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Josh Myer <josh at joshisanerd.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 1:57 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>>> Lets have a meeting on this.  I have some insight from working at
>>> techshop on this, namely what kinds of terms we can have with vendors and
>>> why its important.
>> I'd be interested to hear what you've learned; my experience working with
>> the local Epilog vendor were very positive, but it seemed like they weren't
>> going to go out of their way for a smaller client.
>> We don't really have the resources to do much more than the bare minimum
>> here, which is still enough to do interesting things (up to and including
>> burning down Noisebridge).
>> I'm down for $100, if only to make people stop talking about how NB Needs
>> A Laser Cutter ZOMG.
>> --
>> Josh Myer 415.230.9791 <-- NOTE: New number!
>>  josh at joshisanerd.com
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