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Upgrading a Laser Cutter from China (Part Two)…

April 25, 2011
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More information on the (ongoing) saga of my recent purchase… Using a multimeter it was easy to work out the wires coming from each motor. They are bipolar and so two pairs of the four wires will register a resistance, these are the A and B coils. They require 24V and 0.5 Amps. They stay […]

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Upgrading a Laser Cutter from China…

April 15, 2011
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I recently wrote about some of the problems I’d had with the Chinese Laser Cutter I bought over eBay. It became apparent that I was going to have to replace the X/Y controller board, as this was not functioning correctly. The Challenge – adding a new controller I just pulled my old CNC out of […]

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Buying a Laser Cutter from China (Part Three)

April 13, 2011
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And things were going so well… When I first connected the software to the cutter I could get no response at all. I examined the supplied parallel cable and found that some of the pins had been pushed in. Nothing that couldn’t be fixed with some needle-nose pliers. So I fixed the cable and plugged […]

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Buying a Laser Cutter from China (Part Two)…

April 12, 2011

2012 UPDATE: Check out the new laser cutter I built from scratch here -> New 24×18″ CO2 Laser Yesterday I wrote about the Laser Cutter / Engraver I received (40W Craftworks CO2 Laser Engraver&Cutter by strong_signstech). In this post I’m going to hook up the laser and do some initial system tests. Having read the […]

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Buying a Laser Cutter from China (Part One)…

April 11, 2011
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2012 UPDATE: Check out the new laser cutter I built from scratch here -> New 24×18″ CO2 Laser Since building the CNC router last year I’ve become increasingly interested in adding a laser cutting/engraving head. Scanning eBay I found lots of component parts, but I did not have the expertise to create a working system. […]

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Machinarium

December 10, 2010
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Strange and compelling. Two words I would use to describe the game Machinarium. I keep thinking of Terry Gilliam cartoons from the old Monty Python series as I play it. The beautiful hand drawn environments, the unusual score, and the puzzles ranging from pretty obvious to fiendishly difficult make for a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It […]

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…Orbital Spex for under a tenner (dollars that is…)

March 10, 2012

Sure, you can buy those centrally-located LED miner’s lamps, but nothing says 90’s geek chic like your very own Orbital glasses. Now you can recreate those halcyon (harr harr) days of almost pitch black gig-ness (“When do Orbital come on?” – “They’ve been playing for the last 10 minutes”) I needed a pair of these […]

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…an update to the laser cutter / mill saga

August 30, 2011
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It turns out that the laser tube I have will not work with the generic PSU units on E-bay. Not entirely sure why this is, but I did notice that the insulation on the tube is starting to *melt* so maybe it’s time to move on. So… it looks like my only option right now […]

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Jean Michel Jarre’s Laser Harp

July 7, 2010

Jarre’s Laser Harp by Bernard Szajner / Denis Carnus / Claude Lifante used for the China Concerts The first laser harp was invented in April 1981. The idea came out of the brain of Bernard Szajner. To learn more about the first laser harp, please refer to the “Laser Harp by Bernard Szajner” section. The […]

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Yan Terrien

April 14, 2010

After Jarre used Bernard Szajner’s Concept of the laser harp on his China Tour, he let top laser specialists redesign and rebuild his harp to get a frameless one. Yan built one of the latest frameless laser harps which was used in Paris and Hong-Kong and was so kind taking his time to answer a […]

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