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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #350 on: March 30, 2011, 01:53:10 PM »
Well this is SK's design which is a lot more subtle with the chapter ring around the outside. Now for some hands (or paws)  ;D

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #351 on: April 06, 2011, 07:27:53 AM »
Another of the aluminium coated engraving laminate pictures produced with the Impact / Laser plugin.
(The aluminium coating is only microns thick here and the laser chews its way through this stuff far too easily - the trick is getting the power level low enough not to end up with a totally black image)  ;)

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #352 on: April 10, 2011, 07:21:47 AM »
One more of these, just to bore those that I haven't already bored to death.  :'(

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #353 on: April 11, 2011, 05:29:25 AM »
I know that a Permanent Marker would have been just fine but it is these little things that earn me Brownie Points.  ;D ;D

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #354 on: April 11, 2011, 06:19:12 AM »
Spinach brownies, will pass ;D ;D


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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #355 on: April 19, 2011, 08:08:00 AM »
Over the winter months the Synrad RF Laser controller went through much testing and as luck would have it, performs better than I had even hoped - the inbuilt, hardware PWM of the PIC micro is just brilliant and so stable under all the test conditions.
Now on to the enclosure which is really just a front cover because the PCB will be mounted on the outside of the laser housing and this cover fitted over the top.

1) The enclosure cutout and window milled to size. This cover started it’s life as the lid from an IP65 enclosure.

2) The front panel (1.5mm engraving laminate) which has yet to be engraved. I prefer to draw my work on paper, others prefer to use CAD - whatever, the end result is still a toolpath for the CNC.

3) The knob - perhaps doesn't look like it but more work has gone into this knob than I care to admit. It was turned, CNC machined, sand blasted and then anodized. And, like most things, if I had a second go at it I could probably make a better job.
 
4) Still some way to go but this is how the parts made so far will fit together.


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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #356 on: April 19, 2011, 08:27:40 AM »
Great job Tweakie. Looks great.
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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #357 on: April 19, 2011, 08:31:55 AM »
Thanks Sam.
When I made the knob I could hear your words, saying "anno it"  ;D ;D

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #358 on: April 19, 2011, 02:46:57 PM »
Darn right! Hey, I dropped an anodized part on a concrete floor one time. The concrete chipped, the anodized part wasn't even dented. It really makes the durability of aluminum go up considerably. Looks purdy too.
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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #359 on: April 20, 2011, 07:22:44 AM »
A bit more progress on the enclosure. The engraving is done and the buttons sand blasted and anodized to match the knob.

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