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K40 Laser Engraver

Name K40 Laser Engraver
Owner Sam Harmon
Location Electronics
Training needed Yes
Hackable No
Model K40
Serial NA
Arrival Date 3/17/2018
Working No
Contact Sam Harmon

Current Status: Still under construction (It's a K40…)

Fixes implemented:

  • Bad connection on the power inlet between the hot and fuse. Re-soldered.
  • Jumpered water break detection since detector is NFG.
    • Test again with new coolant pump to make sure it wasn't just low flow?

Fix needed:

  • need to replace K+/K- cable. We should have a pile of the correct kind in the through-hole connector bin (hooked up to thermistors, but one can be sacrificed for this)
  • Figure out proper solution to water break sensor (a: try better pump? b: replace sensor?)

Laser does work, though not yet from triggering on the front panel (or via Gcode)

Software: I suggest K40 Whisperer, as the LaserDRW thing it came with is not so hot.

Usage: It's not ready yet, so DON'T USE IT. That said, turn on the outside exhaust fan if you do eventually use it.

Safety considerations: https://techbravo.net/hosting/knowledgebase/4191/CO2-Laser-Engraver-Safety.html

Upgrades to consider in the near term:

Upgrades to consider eventually?:

  • improved controller board (Smoothie? DSP?)

Documentation dump:

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