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tymcneer 07-04-2012 08:53 PM

Laser Engraver
 
The laser engraver has finally made it to the house.

After a minor setback, UPS delivered these two boxes...
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These things are armored like they were intended to be air dropped... Without parachutes!


Let's start with the smaller box

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1" thick layer of foam covered in yellow packing tape

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Various objects inside, wrapped in bubble wrap

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A manual (Funny part is... I haven't had time to read it, yet.

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The repurposed pond pump for cooling the laser tube.

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Adaptors for various places, voltages and frequencies.

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Software and miscellaneous bits of hardware

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Exhaust fan

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Exhaust fan ducting. This is the only damaged piece I could find. With a little work I was able to uncrush it. I doubt it will change the effectiveness.

tymcneer 07-04-2012 08:54 PM

And now we start with the larger box that contains the actual machine.

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Under the outer layer of padding was the box.

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Box covered in Chinese characters... Usually when you are adventuring, you avoid opening boxes covered in strange symbols ;)

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Inside the box... Guess what.. More padding!

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Warning sheets in Engrish

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Sheet 1 (I know it is upside down... I think it was written for our friends in Australia ;)

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Sheet 2

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I am so glad I wasn't a spy... My handlers would never be able to make out my photos

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More padding inside the box

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962,451 layers of bubble wrap!

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The first peek at the actual machine!

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A freshly hatched cheap Chinese laser engraver

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Inside the machine, with the gantry tied down for shipping

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CO2/CO laser tube... The heart of the beast ;)

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Looking from the breech toward the muzzle end... Fire lazors!

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Completely unboxed. Now to find it a home.

senghing27 07-04-2012 09:50 PM

Exciting!!!

tymcneer 07-04-2012 10:02 PM

Even more so when I get a chance to try it out :)

Ty

The Flounder 07-04-2012 10:25 PM

Oh the ways will be able to take our money now.......

alpha434 07-04-2012 11:19 PM

Nice. What brand?

pbalien73 07-04-2012 11:19 PM

I love the two we have at school,you will have a blast. I have engraved everything from anodized aluminum to meat and bagels. Also cut clear plexiglas parts and some woodwork.

tymcneer 07-04-2012 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Flounder (Post 2400888)
Oh the ways will be able to take our money now.......

You, sir, are so very correct! Actually, this is a piece I have wanted ever since Alpha cut me some truly awesome parts.

Quote:

Originally Posted by alpha434 (Post 2400938)
Nice. What brand?

Chinese and Junk come to mind. Nothing American. The units are rebranded by a few other companies, including Artsign and of course the price tag is bumped up also.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pbalien73 (Post 2400939)
I love the two we have at school,you will have a blast. I have engraved everything from anodized aluminum to meat and bagels. Also cut clear plexiglas parts and some woodwork.

Laser engraved steak! I like that idea! You can personalize them prior to cooking :)

Plans involve using plastics and wood to practice on. Eventually, I will be engraving a couple of 98's I have in the parts box.

Ty

tymcneer 07-05-2012 02:12 AM

Just for you Critical...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvZfGyXa1Ic

Ty

Critical 07-05-2012 10:58 AM

New ringtone!


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