Laser Committee

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Committees are voluntary groups, formed by members in order to achieve certain goals.
To join this committee, contact the committee chairperson. See Rules and Policies#Committees for more information.

About

The Laser Committee covers:

  • Care and maintenance of the laser cutter
  • Consumables of the laser cutter
  • Maintenance of the laser cutter's control computer
  • The list of acceptable materials for use with the laser cutter
  • The space owned lasers and safety regarding the lasers
  • This Committee is run as a benevolent dictatorship with the understanding that if something needs to get done, anyone can do the work.
  • It is asked that members either contact the Chairperson or send a message on the hangouts before attempting work. (in case someone else knows better how do do a job)


Purpose

  1. To maintain and repair the laser cutter
  2. Train people on the operation of the laser cutter
  3. To Promote interest in laser technology

Class Materials

  1. Laser Basics PDF:
https://goo.gl/H0RsNM

NEWS

This section is to keep the membership up-to-date on the progress, changes, and new implementations of the Laser committee. This section should show, current month and 1 month before.

  • December(2016)-
  1. Acquired new relay for the thunder.
  2. Made the camera facing the lasers public for the convenience of the membership.
  3. Had 2 new instructors certified this month. (Tom Thomas and Ryan Caldwell)
  4. Added the camera, tool board, and news section to the wiki.
  • November(2016)-
  1. Added new blower motor to the thunder.
  2. Switched circuits for more efficient area.
  3. Implemented teaching aides to better serve students while being instructed.

Members

  1. Patrick Thompson (Chairperson)
  2. Pearce Dunlap
  3. William Petefish
  4. Lisa Y Selk
  5. Romeo España
  6. Chuck Baber
  7. Andrew Falgout
  8. Alyssa Pipe
  9. Robert Davidson
  10. Alex Gallo
  11. Brandon Dunson
  12. Brennen Bliss
  13. Luke Olson
  14. Willis Maxson
  15. Daniel DePauw
  16. Haley Moore
  17. Leslie Dale
  18. Nick Sainz
  19. Steve Blanchard
  20. Oğuz Yetkin
  21. Joe Helmstetter
  22. Mike Attaway
  23. Kevin Braby
  24. john a. gorman
  25. Beau Williamson
  26. Mike Allbright
  27. Jeremy Downs
  28. Ryan Caldwell

Trainers

The following are authorized to train/certify users on the laser. Often they will provide one-on-one training between official classes. If you wish to become a trainer, please speak to the, chair for training.

  1. Luke Olson
  2. Mitch Cerroni
  3. William Petefish
  4. John A. Gorman
  5. Nick Sainz
  6. Patrick Thompson
  7. Tom Thomas
  8. Pearce Dunlap
  9. Ryan Caldwell

Maintainers

The following people are authorized to maintain and service the laser.

  1. Patrick Thompson
  2. Pearce Dunlap
  3. William Petefish
  4. Lisa Y Selk
  5. Luke Olson

Tool Status Board

This link will take you to the, Tool Status Board, a very useful page to tell you what tools are up or down at Dallas Makerspace.

https://dallasmakerspace.org/cgi-bin/toolstatus.cgi

Camera

Recently, we've decided to make the camera that views the 3 lasers public.We hope that this along with tool board help in your projects!

https://dallasmakerspace.org/cgi-bin2/cam?cam=laser

Tips and Tricks

Engraving w/ the Lasersaur


Rotary Tool Training for the Thunder

If you have been cleared to use the regular lasers, you may attempt to use the rotary tool for, Thunder. Please speak with the chair or a trainer before use.


Engraving w/ the ThunderLaser

Wiki page for ThunderLaser is - https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Thunder_Laser

Additional Documentation for the Lasers

https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/MakerSpace_Lasers

How To Join

  1. Add your name to the "Members" section of this wiki page.


Discussion

All online Laser Committee discussions are held via the Dallas Makerspace Talk discussion page:

You can Email a couple people in the laser committee

  • [email protected]

Dallas Makerspace members should report Laser technical issues via the talk Issues and Request category. More information about reporting issues can be found by clicking here.