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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.
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.
'''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
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?
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.  
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
== 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.


Contact Dave Velzy via email to volunteer [mailto:dvelzy@hive13.org dvelzy@hive13.org]
You Might Ask - WHY should I get involved? Answer: Because Hive13 is an all volunteer Member Supported organization.
We need folks to work on


*Cleaning
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.
*Hardware
*Electrical
*Software


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:


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* 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 -==
==Things we need to do -==


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#Hardware Team
#Hardware Team
##Continue to disassemble, clean and recondition and reassemble salvageable parts
##Continue to disassemble, clean and recondition and reassemble salvageable parts
##Replace the Lid Lift Springs - They groan and cannot be trusted
##Replace the Lid Lift Springs - They groan and cannot be trusted
##Assure all assemblies are square and true
##Assure all assemblies are square and true
##Prepare the physical machine for electronics installation
##Prepare the physical machine for electronics installation