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==Big Laser Rebuild -==
 
==Big Laser Rebuild -==
On 8/12/19 a fire started in the Big Laser Cutter. Fortunately, the fire was contained to the Big Laser itself. '''No one was injured''', though there was a lot of nasty smoke in the building.
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On 8/12/19 a fire started in the Big Laser Cutter. Fortunately, the fire was contained to the Big Laser itself.
  
The fire did cause a lot of damage to the Big Laser and made a mess of FabLab. It could have been a lot worse.
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'''No one was injured''', though there was a lot of nasty smoke in the building.
  
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The fire did cause a lot of damage to the Big Laser and made a mess of FabLab. It could have been a lot worse. T
==We Need Hive13 Members to Volunteer - Hive13 is a Do-ocracy - ==
 
WHY should I get involved? Because Hive13 is an all volunteer Member Supported organization.  
 
  
Hive13 does not have any paid staff. Hive13 only gets better when Members Do Something
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Much of the Laser is still good. Over the last two days a list of needed parts has been developed. Upper end cost estimate for parts is between $2000 to $2500.
  
What's holding you back?
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Many parts are now competitively supplied on AliExpress. The original maker has been contacted for possible parts.
  
I don't know anything about Lasers. - Chances are good, You will learn something by participating in the rebuild. You will meet interesting people.  
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Money for parts is only a part of the problem. Rebuilding this laser is going to take a lot of work.  
  
I don't have much time. - As the work unfolds we will break down tasks to smaller bits. You will find something that can
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== Hive13 is a Do-ocracy - Nothing gets done unless you step up and do some work. ==
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Hive13 does not have any paid staff. Hive13 only gets better when Members Do Something.
  
Contact Dave Velzy via email to volunteer [mailto:dvelzy@hive13.org dvelzy@hive13.org]
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You Might Ask - WHY should I get involved? Answer: Because Hive13 is an all volunteer Member Supported organization.
We need folks to work on
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* Cleaning  
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You Might Say - I don't know anything about Lasers. - You can learn about Lasers by participating in the rebuild. You will meet interesting people.
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You Might Say - I don't have much time. We will break down tasks to small bits. You will find something that you can do.
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Reply to this list or email me directly. 
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We need your help with:
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* Cleaning
 
* Hardware
 
* Hardware
 
* Electrical
 
* Electrical
 
* Software
 
* Software
  
 
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First tasks up are cleaning, photographing, documenting and disassembling the equipment.
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If you know Lasers and or electronics, your help in sourcing replacement parts is welcome.
 
==Things we need to do -==
 
==Things we need to do -==
  
# After Action Review to assess the cause and response to the fire.
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#After Action Review to assess the cause and response to the fire.
# Safety Review to assure Hive13 Members are as safe as we need to be
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#Safety Review to assure Hive13 Members are as safe as we need to be
## What do we need to do? Training, Equipment
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##What do we need to do? Training, Equipment
# Clean-Up – Note: This is a very time consuming step because the crud is tough to get off.
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#Clean-Up – Note: This is a very time consuming step because the crud is tough to get off.
## Vacuum up the Dry Chem from the Fire Extinguisher.
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##Vacuum up the Dry Chem from the Fire Extinguisher.
## Clean off soot and burnt plastic.
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##Clean off soot and burnt plastic.
## Clean Fab Lab to remove residue
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##Clean Fab Lab to remove residue
## Clear workspace around the Big Laser: Move PC, Cooler and plastic material
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##Clear workspace around the Big Laser: Move PC, Cooler and plastic material
# Separate the Small Laser from the Big Laser – Move it away from the Big Laser.
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#Separate the Small Laser from the Big Laser – Move it away from the Big Laser.
## Close off Big Laser Exhaust Duct on Exhaust fan
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##Close off Big Laser Exhaust Duct on Exhaust fan
## Disconnect Big Laser from Chiller
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##Disconnect Big Laser from Chiller
## Disconnect 220V power for Chiller and Exhaust from Big Laser
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##Disconnect 220V power for Chiller and Exhaust from Big Laser
## Run Extension Cord for Chiller and Exhaust
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##Run Extension Cord for Chiller and Exhaust
## Update Wiki and Instructions on running the small laser
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##Update Wiki and Instructions on running the small laser
# Software
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#Software
## Evaluate LaserCut 2017 on small laser
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##Evaluate LaserCut 2017 on small laser
## Document the software use and train members
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##Document the software use and train members
# Damage Assessment
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#Damage Assessment
## Photograph and wiki document the damaged parts of the Laser
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##Photograph and wiki document the damaged parts of the Laser
## Disassemble the damaged parts. Organize, clean and assess the damage.
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##Disassemble the damaged parts. Organize, clean and assess the damage.
## Specify and source replacement parts
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##Specify and source replacement parts
## Order parts
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##Order parts
# Electronics Team
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#Electronics Team
## Evaluate the operating condition of the visibly undamaged electronics – 220V Power circuit, Power Supplies and Drivers, High Voltage circuits.
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##Evaluate the operating condition of the visibly undamaged electronics – 220V Power circuit, Power Supplies and Drivers, High Voltage circuits.
## Determine Requirements for in house build wiring harness – Circuit Diagram, Connectors, Wire, Wire guides, Strain reliefs, labels, High Voltage
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##Document electronics parts on this page [[Big Laser Component List]]
## Assure all parts are ordered
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##Determine Requirements for in house build wiring harness – Circuit Diagram, Connectors, Wire, Wire guides, Strain reliefs, labels, High Voltage
## Assemble the wiring harness
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##Assure all parts are ordered
## Install components and bench test prior to systems test.
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##Assemble the wiring harness
# Hardware Team
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##Install components and bench test prior to systems test.
## Continue to disassemble, clean and recondition and reassemble salvageable parts
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#Hardware Team
## Assure all assemblies are square and true
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##Continue to disassemble, clean and recondition and reassemble salvageable parts
## Prepare the physical machine for electronics installation
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##Replace the Lid Lift Springs - They groan and cannot be trusted
## Align the Laser
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##Assure all assemblies are square and true
# Run It
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##Prepare the physical machine for electronics installation
## Prepare a test using LaserCut2017
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##Align the Laser
## Run it on the machine
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#Run It
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##Prepare a test using LaserCut2017
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##Run it on the machine
  
 
==Things we need to buy==
 
==Things we need to buy==

Revision as of 15:08, 14 August 2019

TODO
This page contains something to do. You can help us out by doing it and then editing this page to let us know it's been done.
Other places you can look for things to do include:
WARNING: Do not look into laser with remaining eye. Pages to do with the Laser Cutter:


Big Laser Rebuild -

On 8/12/19 a fire started in the Big Laser Cutter. Fortunately, the fire was contained to the Big Laser itself.

No one was injured, though there was a lot of nasty smoke in the building.

The fire did cause a lot of damage to the Big Laser and made a mess of FabLab. It could have been a lot worse. T

Much of the Laser is still good. Over the last two days a list of needed parts has been developed. Upper end cost estimate for parts is between $2000 to $2500.

Many parts are now competitively supplied on AliExpress. The original maker has been contacted for possible parts.

Money for parts is only a part of the problem. Rebuilding this laser is going to take a lot of work.

Hive13 is a Do-ocracy - Nothing gets done unless you step up and do some work.

Hive13 does not have any paid staff. Hive13 only gets better when Members Do Something.

You Might Ask - WHY should I get involved? Answer: Because Hive13 is an all volunteer Member Supported organization.

You Might Say - I don't know anything about Lasers. - You can learn about Lasers by participating in the rebuild. You will meet interesting people.

You Might Say - I don't have much time. We will break down tasks to small bits. You will find something that you can do. Reply to this list or email me directly.  We need your help with:

  • Cleaning
  • Hardware
  • Electrical
  • Software

First tasks up are cleaning, photographing, documenting and disassembling the equipment. If you know Lasers and or electronics, your help in sourcing replacement parts is welcome.

Things we need to do -

  1. After Action Review to assess the cause and response to the fire.
  2. Safety Review to assure Hive13 Members are as safe as we need to be
    1. What do we need to do? Training, Equipment
  3. Clean-Up – Note: This is a very time consuming step because the crud is tough to get off.
    1. Vacuum up the Dry Chem from the Fire Extinguisher.
    2. Clean off soot and burnt plastic.
    3. Clean Fab Lab to remove residue
    4. Clear workspace around the Big Laser: Move PC, Cooler and plastic material
  4. Separate the Small Laser from the Big Laser – Move it away from the Big Laser.
    1. Close off Big Laser Exhaust Duct on Exhaust fan
    2. Disconnect Big Laser from Chiller
    3. Disconnect 220V power for Chiller and Exhaust from Big Laser
    4. Run Extension Cord for Chiller and Exhaust
    5. Update Wiki and Instructions on running the small laser
  5. Software
    1. Evaluate LaserCut 2017 on small laser
    2. Document the software use and train members
  6. Damage Assessment
    1. Photograph and wiki document the damaged parts of the Laser
    2. Disassemble the damaged parts. Organize, clean and assess the damage.
    3. Specify and source replacement parts
    4. Order parts
  7. Electronics Team
    1. Evaluate the operating condition of the visibly undamaged electronics – 220V Power circuit, Power Supplies and Drivers, High Voltage circuits.
    2. Document electronics parts on this page Big Laser Component List
    3. Determine Requirements for in house build wiring harness – Circuit Diagram, Connectors, Wire, Wire guides, Strain reliefs, labels, High Voltage
    4. Assure all parts are ordered
    5. Assemble the wiring harness
    6. Install components and bench test prior to systems test.
  8. Hardware Team
    1. Continue to disassemble, clean and recondition and reassemble salvageable parts
    2. Replace the Lid Lift Springs - They groan and cannot be trusted
    3. Assure all assemblies are square and true
    4. Prepare the physical machine for electronics installation
    5. Align the Laser
  9. Run It
    1. Prepare a test using LaserCut2017
    2. Run it on the machine

Things we need to buy

  • Charge the CO2 canister for small fires.
  • Get a electronics safe extinguisher for large fires.
  • Determine if the Retina Engrave board for the 60W is worth $250 to us.