[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser engraver needs to go back in the DJ booth

Gian Pablo Villamil gian.pablo at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 14:54:02 UTC 2012


I remember a lot of effort went into prepping that room for the laser.

On Mar 14, 2012, at 9:32 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:

> No, we should not put the Electron microscope in the DJ booth.  We should not prioritize some prime real-estate for something few, if anyone, will use.
> We NEED to put the laser engraver BACK in the DJ booth because we need to put it in a room where the pollutants that escape it can easily be evacuated outside, easily, with a huge array of fans.
> WHY?!?!?!?!?
> Because people will laser engrave shit in it that is POISONOUS!  We need to put the laser engraver someplace where we can control it's fumes.
> Not only that, we need to keep the ducting as short as possible to evacuate smoke more quickly to improve cutting.  Smoke in the chamber means smoke in the beam.  Smoke in the beam means diffused energy.  Diffused energy means weak cutting.  This will also mean the optics will foul more quickly.
> I have told this to a bunch of people individually, but they are still ignoring it.  So now I am making a stink...
> ...before idiots start stinking up Noisebridge with cyanide from laser engraving ABS
> Please, don't be idiots.  Put...the laser...back.
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