Use of laser cutter

All the missing parts to the laser cutter have finally been found by @Ollxor a couple of days ago. @DavidGiertta has been informed and might come by already next week to continue the installation. Keep your fingers crossed!

Yup! Really relieved and happy that the parts were found. Big ups, @Ollxor! Just got a picture of the “final” crucial component; the software USB key. Woop!
Will be coming in Monday or Tuesday next week and setting things up.
Not only happy we are getting our old trusty machine back, but also relieved that we can postpone the process of researching a replacement.


We’re going to have to throw some kind of laser themed party to celebrate the return of the laser cutter sometime after BL… :slight_smile:

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How’s your availability the coming weeks @DavidGiertta?
Would be great to get the laser cutter up and running now after the BL dust starts settling.

On another note, what about this Desktop CNC?! :slight_smile:

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Better start a new thread for that @jonasjohansson

But sure would be lovely with a CNC. Still haven’t gotten any answer from the guy who talked about lending/renting out his unused one to Tau a couple of months back. Will try again.

Hey @DavidGiertta were you able to finalise the setting up as you mentioned, or do you have a projection on when you think you’d have time to do this? Having a course with students in October and curious whether they would be able to work at Blivande or if I should try to find other alternatives!

@hugi @hampus @DavidGiertta Hey guys, just checking in on this again.

I am leading the Exploring Technology course at Hyper Island this fall (week 47-51) with 100 students.

Would be fantastic if some of them could work at Blivande. Do you think we would have a functioning laser by then, or if we decided to purchase a smaller one?

How much are they? What are the options?

Unsure when these are back in stock but price is between 50-70K SEK with all things included.

I really want to buy a nice container and put the laser in there. Install windows etc so it’s a good place to hang out as well. Will look into this option this week.

Do you think it would be warm enough in a container during winter? The smaller laser cutters they can be inside. Carl is roaming around with this one all the time, last we had 2 of them at Beckmans in the main room for a day, was great. Just have next to window in case?

Nevermind I just saw your other thread regarding this.

In that case, I assume we should move the current one into the new container so it at least is not in the way / taking up space. And then look into getting a new one. The Muse from FabLabFactory looks fantastic.

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Posting here too, as well as the other “container for laser” thread:

Alright! New year, new projects!
Sorry about the delay. Laser is fully functional, tested and calibrated.
Hampus has sorted the ventilation so heavier jobs can be done.
Was thinking of having a primary workshop and tutorial very soon, se how many are interested.

How about Thursday the 9th, this week, at 14:00 and onwards?

Who are interested in participation in this session?
There will be more opportunities within a week or two, then as a structured, paid course. Perhaps also include some sort if internal certification for usage of the machine.

I’m a bit rusty myself but I’ll be using the same knowledge list I made for stugan way back.
Another good resource for usage, designing files, material etc: (just disregard from the references to Lightburn, this software is sadly not compatible with our laser, it uses Lasercut 5.3, and import vector graphics to that.
Its a good idea to bring own computers and own designs to practice doing a small project individually.

We might be a bit low on materials so if you have any fun stuff to spare bring it too. See the knowledge list for info concerning materials.

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I’m game!

Tagging some other members here that might be interested:

@Thedodod @jonasjohansson @dsandber @spargeltarzan @sebastianj @MariaEuler @Simon @Frida_Simon @asapienza @Joannis-Magnus

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Hello and happy new year!

I am in. Where do we meet tomorrow from 14;00? In the house or in the container?

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Did you guys and gals have the laser training?

Yes! See this thread: First Laser Cutter 101 course has been completed!

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Can we get a new course happening soon? Could someone maybe please show me how to do it in exchange for food?

@DavidGiertta Any ideas of when we could do another one?

We need to make sure everyone’s getting the same information so the way to get certified will be through David’s courses or that he vouches for you (if you already are sufficiently experienced with the machine).

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