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== Operation ==
 
== Operation ==
  
* Laser Cutter Usage Agreement
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* [[Laser_Cutter:UsageAgreement|Laser Cutter Usage Agreement]]
* Laser Cutter Training Curriculum
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* [[Laser_Cutter:Training|Laser Cutter Training Curriculum]]
* Laser Cutter Certification  
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* [[Laser_Cutter:Certification|Laser Cutter Certification]]
  
A very good place to start is KwartzLab's Wiki on their laser : Laser Cutter
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A very good place to start is KwartzLab's Wiki on their laser : [http://www.kwartzlab.ca/wiki/Laser_Cutter Laser Cutter]
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* [http://www.transonturkiye.com/tutorials.html LaserCut 5.3 Software Tutorial]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYlpF5Vm0Tm-JiFrk7Uck2g Misc LaserCut stuff]
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* [[Laser_Cutter:LVL3Notes|Some notes LVL3 has about a similar laser cutter]]
  
 
== Care and Feeding ==
 
== Care and Feeding ==
  
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wC18JAcc4XI Cleaning optics]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wC18JAcc4XI Cleaning optics]
* Laser Cutter Maintenance?
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* [[Laser_Cutter:Maintenance|Laser Cutter Maintenance]]
 
* [http://diylaser.blogspot.ca/2012/01/get-your-co2-laser-mirrors-for-free.html Make your own mirrors]  
 
* [http://diylaser.blogspot.ca/2012/01/get-your-co2-laser-mirrors-for-free.html Make your own mirrors]  
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* [https://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/wiki/Laser_cutter/LaserCut/Install Laser Cut Software]
  
 
== Safety ==
 
== Safety ==
  
* Laser Cutter Safety, Usage, Material Guidlelines  
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* [[Laser_Cutter:SafetyUsageGuide|Laser Cutter Safety, Usage, Material Guidlelines]]
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Please visit [http://www.z136.org/ ANSI Z136 Safe Use of Lasers] and [http://www.laserinstitute.org/PDF/Z136_1_s.pdf Copy of ANSI Z136.1] for general laser safety information.
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== Fun Stuff ==
  
Please visit ANSI Z136 Safe Use of Lasers and Copy of ANSI Z136.1 for general laser safety information.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2ULldN28V8 Prepare image to laser engraving with photoshop]
Further Reading
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== Further Reading ==
  
Focus on the surface, under the surface, or on the bottom surface.
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*  [http://www.thefabricator.com/article/lasercutting/the-importance-of-focal-positions-in-laser-cutting Focus on the surface, under the surface, or on the bottom surface.]

Latest revision as of 08:19, 31 August 2015

DIYode has a G.Weike model LG900 laser engraver. The laser is a 60Watt CO2 tube with 3 mirror flying optics setup and a 56mm final lens focal length.

The mirrors are 25mm in diameter and the lens is 20mm in diameter.

Operation

A very good place to start is KwartzLab's Wiki on their laser : Laser Cutter

Care and Feeding

Safety

Please visit ANSI Z136 Safe Use of Lasers and Copy of ANSI Z136.1 for general laser safety information.

Fun Stuff

Further Reading