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Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:33 pm
by cvoinescu
What kind of laser is that?

Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:22 am
by edwardrford
cvoinescu wrote:What kind of laser is that?
and more importantly: Can it safely be mounted on my sharks?

-Edward

Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:13 pm
by Mudshark
It is a 445nm (Blue) M140 in an Aixiz mount, same as jhilt67 identified. I used the DeWalt 660 mount to attach it to my pond Koi.
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Released under Freedom of Information Act @2012
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Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:37 pm
by JuKu
Mudshark wrote: My best advice is to get a decent pair of laser safety glasses before using, it is easy to sunburn your retina even when being cautious.
don't look into a laser with your remaining eye!

Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:41 pm
by Mudshark
Is there a Wiki for self-Lasik? :lol:

Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:40 pm
by rpe
I would like to see a video of your laser in action.

Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:57 pm
by Mudshark
rpe wrote:I would like to see a video of your laser in action.
Hi RPE, Here's a short video that I hope gives you an idea.

http://youtu.be/AK45Ec7LDzA
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Just a quick burn on some cork to show it run. Interesting to see it thru the camera vs. glasses.

Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:06 pm
by rpe
I made one of those from blue ray 12x laser but it would not burn that fast. I can't remember what the NM's was.

Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:02 pm
by Mudshark
Added new belt clamps, a bit cleaner looking. Made with 1/2" Starboard. All friction fit to the angle brackets, pretty happy with them so far.
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Belt clamp
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Installed belt clamps on fixture.
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Re: Another Red Shapeoko

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:58 pm
by Mudshark
Here's some GCode files for the 1/2" clamps. Review them and edit as necessary for your use.
BELT CLAMP 4L for 12.7MM material.txt
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BELT CLAMP 4R for 12.7MM material.txt
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