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If we want the Open Garage to function as a more complete "FabLab" we'll need more lasers, right?
 
If we want the Open Garage to function as a more complete "FabLab" we'll need more lasers, right?
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We're looking at various models and prices seem to be around $2000 for a machine. Because this is a bit steep for one person to buy, we're thinking of buying such a machine as a group.
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If you are interested in joining this acquisition, please indicate how much you want to "invest" so you can become a "shareholder" in the laser cutter.
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In return, use of the laser cutter will be at a small price (taken from your shares if you have any) so we can have a bit of our investments returned. I want to open up the garage to the shareholders on other days than Thursdays so they can make optimal use of the machine.
  
 
==Common sizes==
 
==Common sizes==
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* 80W
 
* 80W
 
* 100W
 
* 100W
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==Collected money==
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* Dries DR €75
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* Tom VdP €200 max
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* Fabs €50
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* Philippe C €100
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* Tim VdB €50-150
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* Walter S €150
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* Pascal R €100-200
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* Luc €100
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* Maarten W €100
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* Wim V €100
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* Robin J €100
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* Bruce H €20
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* Zsombor L €35
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* Deepak M €100
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* Ivan W €100
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* Ward DR €150
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'''Total: €1530-1730'''
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==Building our own laser cutter==
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Building our own laser cutter is still an option. ([http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1277119_528729730543876_1800060458_o.jpg picture] [http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/980595_471410046275845_226114920_o.jpg other picture]) (More information about the machine in the pictures follows.)
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'''Materials'''
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* Laser
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* Laser driver
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* Mirrors
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* Steppers
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* Stepper drivers
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* Controller (Arduino + raspi?)
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* Construction
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* ...
  
 
==Interesting links==
 
==Interesting links==
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxETHjleFArdanlYS1ZqWk94ZW8&usp=sharing
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* https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxETHjleFArdanlYS1ZqWk94ZW8&usp=sharing
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* http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/High-Value-USB-Laser-Engraving-Cutting-Machine-Engraver-Cutter-with-Chiller-60W-/130940867452?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e7caf137c&_uhb=1

Latest revision as of 14:50, 17 February 2014

If we want the Open Garage to function as a more complete "FabLab" we'll need more lasers, right?

We're looking at various models and prices seem to be around $2000 for a machine. Because this is a bit steep for one person to buy, we're thinking of buying such a machine as a group.

If you are interested in joining this acquisition, please indicate how much you want to "invest" so you can become a "shareholder" in the laser cutter.

In return, use of the laser cutter will be at a small price (taken from your shares if you have any) so we can have a bit of our investments returned. I want to open up the garage to the shareholders on other days than Thursdays so they can make optimal use of the machine.

Contents

Common sizes

Bed size

  • 60 x 40 cm
  • 70 x 50 cm
  • 90 x 60 cm ( delta in price to 60x40 : +/- US$200 )
  • 130 x 90 cm ( delta in price to 90x60 : +/- US$600 )

Laser output

  • 40W
  • 60W (minimum)
  • 80W
  • 100W

Collected money

  • Dries DR €75
  • Tom VdP €200 max
  • Fabs €50
  • Philippe C €100
  • Tim VdB €50-150
  • Walter S €150
  • Pascal R €100-200
  • Luc €100
  • Maarten W €100
  • Wim V €100
  • Robin J €100
  • Bruce H €20
  • Zsombor L €35
  • Deepak M €100
  • Ivan W €100
  • Ward DR €150

Total: €1530-1730

Building our own laser cutter

Building our own laser cutter is still an option. (picture other picture) (More information about the machine in the pictures follows.)

Materials

  • Laser
  • Laser driver
  • Mirrors
  • Steppers
  • Stepper drivers
  • Controller (Arduino + raspi?)
  • Construction
  • ...

Interesting links