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== Induction on the laser Cutter/Engraver ==
 
== Induction on the laser Cutter/Engraver ==
  
A small team of people will be conducting induction sessions on the new laser cutter/engraver at Nottingham Hackspace. The instructors will be undertaking these sessions in their own spare time, so it cannot be guaranteed that someone will always be available. Pledge drive people will be taking priority.
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The laser cutter is only available to Nottinghack members and an induction is required before it can be used. Previous experience of laser cutters is an advantage but not essential. Laser inductions are one-on-one sessions, cost £20 and last up to an hour. Your inductor will cover a few techniques, the care and maintenance of the machine, materials, software and safe usage, whilst determining that you can safely operate the laser. '''To book an induction please fill in [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11Cn8Y4vmnWjj7TVxJYkPtvR0fjt5seOK-RPwSN4DbQA this form]'''
  
Laser inductions are one-on-one sessions. You may bring a small laser project if you wish though you must [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_engraving#Materials_that_can_be_engraved check that your materials are suitable for a laser cutting or etching]. Otherwise your instructor will talk you through a few techniques, to demonstrate the process whilst determining that you can safely operate the laser. Inductions cost £20.
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A team of people will be conducting induction sessions in their own spare time, so it cannot be guaranteed that someone will always be available.
  
Also see the [[Laser cutter/LaserCut|LaserCut]] software; you can use the demo and [[Laser cutter/Inkscape|Inkscape]] to create projects before you do an induction.
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You may bring a small laser project if you wish though you must [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_engraving#Materials_that_can_be_engraved check that your materials are suitable for a laser cutting or etching].
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If you get chance it would be worth installing and becoming familiar with the [[Laser cutter/LaserCut|LaserCut]] software; you can use the demo and [[Laser cutter/Inkscape|Inkscape]] to create projects before you do an induction.
  
 
=== Induction Program ===
 
=== Induction Program ===
  
If you have a small project in mind we can use it as part of the induction but please check that the materials you have in mind are suitable for use in the laser - the wrong materials can cause noxious fumes that can permanently damage the mirrors or extraction system, or running the tube too hot drastically shortens it's lifespan. The induction is primarily to make sure that the laser is operated safely, to keep costs low. For example, a spare laser tube can cost in the region of £400 and a new set of mirrors £250 - the hackspace can't afford to be replacing these every month!
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If you have a small project in mind we can use it as part of the induction but please check that the materials you have in mind are suitable for use in the laser - the wrong materials can cause noxious fumes that can permanently damage the mirrors or extraction system (or you); running the tube too hot drastically shortens it's lifespan. The induction is primarily to make sure that the laser is operated safely, to keep costs low. A spare laser tube costs in the region of £400, a new set of mirrors £250 - the hackspace can't afford to be replacing these every month!
  
 
The induction will include:
 
The induction will include:
  
* Setting up and Switching on safely  
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* Setting up and switching on safely  
 
* Testing alignment of the laser  
 
* Testing alignment of the laser  
 
* Introduction to the cutting software  
 
* Introduction to the cutting software  
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== Laser Instructors ==
 
== Laser Instructors ==
  
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Please do not contact people on this list directly, '''please fill in [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11Cn8Y4vmnWjj7TVxJYkPtvR0fjt5seOK-RPwSN4DbQA this form]'''. One of the inductors will contact you to arrange a date and time, but it would help if you say when you are/are not available. Inductors do not have access to the hackspace database for sensible reasons - so if you don't email they won't be able to contact you.  
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Please do not contact people on this list directly, instead add yourself to the wiki below and you will be contacted by Andrew Armstrong regarding a booking time. Pledge donators will take priority and have been sent the relevant information.
 
 
 
People who are authorised to give inductions:
 
 
 
* Dominic Morrow - Monday to Friday evening (6PM - 12 middnight), Thursday (10AM - 12AM)
 
* James Hayward - Evenings in advance (5:30PM onwards), Weekends (except Sunday lunchtime).
 
* Jake Howe - First Monday of the month (12AM-8PM), other Monday of the month , 12AM-4PM Wednesday
 
* Andrew Armstrong - Whatever I sort myself.
 
* Matt Little - Flexible (daytime and evening okay), no weekends
 
* Michelle Strickland - Thursday (7PM - 11PM)
 
* James Fowkes - No Thursdays, no weekends. Monday is the best weekday.
 
 
 
== Laser Induction Sign-Ups ==
 
 
 
This list has been cleared to allow for inductions (IND - when new to the laser) and Conversions (CON - when you've used the old red laser) to be arranged. Inductions on the original A4 (red) laser are NOT valid on the new laser cutter but experienced users can be converted (CON). Please indicate which session type you require.
 
 
 
[https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=29dsr1ltlqvpcns8ngtovfp4as%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Europe/London This is the current schedule for laser cutting inductions]. It is temporary until we get our booking system sorted.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Name
 
! Pledger
 
! Paid (only applicable to non-pledgers)
 
! Date of induction
 
! CON/IND
 
! Instructor
 
! Complete
 
|-
 
| Kate Bolin || Yes || NA || TBA || IND || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Ben Crowe || Yes || No || 27th May? || IND || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Declan Merry || No || No || TBA || IND || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Matt Spandex || Yes || No || TBA || CON || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Chris Cain|| Yes || No || TBA || CON || Dominic Morrow || No
 
|-
 
| Mouse|| Yes || No || TBA || CON || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Betty Ching|| Yes || Yes || TBA || CON ||Dominic Morrow || No
 
|-
 
| Johnmichael Quinlan || Thought you had an induction on the little red? || No || TBA || IND? ||Dominic Morrow || No
 
|-
 
| David Hayward || Yes|| No || TBA || CON ||Dominic Morrow || No
 
|-
 
| Eriw Preston || Yes || ¿ N/A ? || TBA || IND || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Michael Metcalfe || No || No || TBA || IND || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Marcus Evans || No || No || TBA || IND || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Jack Thorp || No || No || TBA || IND || James Hayward || No
 
|-
 
| Lee Garland || Yes || No || TBA || CON || Dominic Morrow || No
 
|-
 
| Michel Henry || No || N/A || TBA || IND || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Daniel Swann || Yes || N/A || TBA || IND || TBA || No
 
|-
 
| Martin Farraway || No || No || TBA || IND || TBA || N0
 
|-
 
| EXAMPLE NAME || PLEDGED? || PAID? || TBA || CON/IND || TBA || No
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Completed Inductions ====
 
 
 
This makes life easier to determine who has yet to be inducted.
 
  
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Name
 
! Pledger
 
! Paid (only applicable to non-pledgers)
 
! Date of induction
 
! CON/IND
 
! Instructor
 
! Complete
 
|-
 
| Ben Millen|| No || No || Thursday 5th, 21:00 - 22:00 || CON || Michelle Strickland || Yes
 
|-
 
| Iain Sharp|| No || No || Monday 9th, 18:00 - 19:00 || CON || James Fowkes || Yes
 
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| Ric Briney || Yes || No || Monday 9th, 19:00 - 20:00 || CON || James Fowkes || No
 
|-
 
| Steve Barnett|| Yes || No || Thursday 5th June, 19:00 - 20:00 || CON || Michelle Strickland || No
 
|-
 
| Matt Pritchard|| Yes || No || Friday 6th June, 18:00 - 19:00 || CON || Matt Little || Yes
 
|-
 
| Ed Raisin|| Yes || N/A || Completed || IND || Michelle - thanks to a great tutor! || Yes
 
|-
 
| Mark Cambridge|| No || No || Saturday 14th, 12:00 - 13:00 || IND || Andrew Armstrong || Yes
 
|-
 
| Ian Dickinson || Yes || No || Friday 6th June, 17:00 - 18:00 || CON || Matt Little || Yes
 
|-
 
| Adam Cooper || No || Yes || TBA || CON || Dominic Morrow || Yes
 
|-
 
| John Crouchley|| Yes || No || Tuesday 10th, 20:00 - 21:00 || IND || Andrew Armstrong || Yes
 
|-
 
| Ian Evans|| Yes || No || Thursday 12th, 19:00 - 20:00 || IND || Michelle Strickland || Yes
 
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| Andy Collins || Yes|| No || Thursday 5th June, 20:00 - 21:00 || IND || Michelle Strickland|| No
 
|-
 
| Jon Woodcock || Yes|| No || Wednesday 4th June, 13:00 - 14:00 || IND || Jake Howe || Yes
 
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| Derek Stonall || Yes|| No || Wednesday 4th June, 15:00 - 16:00 || IND || Jake Howe || Yes
 
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| Gazz Richardson || Yes || No || Thursday 5th June, 20:00 - 21:00 || CON || Michelle Strickland || Yes
 
|-
 
| Lionel Goodwin || Yes || N/A || Wednesday 4th June, 14:00 - 15:00 || IND || Jake Howe || Yes
 
|-
 
| Robert Hunt || Yes || No || Tuesday 27th May, 19:00 - 20:00 || CON || Andrew Armstrong || Yes
 
|-
 
| Matt Lloyd || No || No || Monday 26th May || CON || Himself || Yes
 
|-
 
| Martin Raynsford || Yes || No || Already inducted || CON || Himself || Yes
 
|-
 
| Kai Pays || Yes || N/A || Monday 9th, 20:00 - 21:00 || CON || James Fowkes || Yes
 
|-
 
| Andrew Manning || Yes || Yes || Friday 6th, 19:00 - 20:00 || IND || Matt Little || No
 
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| Michael Erskine || Yes || N/A || 04/06/2014 || CON || James Hayward || Yes
 
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| Toby Jackson || Yes || N/A || 04/06/2014 || IND || James Hayward || Yes
 
|-
 
| Mark Wilkinson || No || N/A || TBA || CON || Dominic Morrow || Yes
 
|}
 
  
 
[[Category:Tools and Equipment]]
 
[[Category:Tools and Equipment]]
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[[Category:Inductions]]

Latest revision as of 15:07, 19 February 2019

Induction on the laser Cutter/Engraver

The laser cutter is only available to Nottinghack members and an induction is required before it can be used. Previous experience of laser cutters is an advantage but not essential. Laser inductions are one-on-one sessions, cost £20 and last up to an hour. Your inductor will cover a few techniques, the care and maintenance of the machine, materials, software and safe usage, whilst determining that you can safely operate the laser. To book an induction please fill in this form

A team of people will be conducting induction sessions in their own spare time, so it cannot be guaranteed that someone will always be available.

You may bring a small laser project if you wish though you must check that your materials are suitable for a laser cutting or etching.

If you get chance it would be worth installing and becoming familiar with the LaserCut software; you can use the demo and Inkscape to create projects before you do an induction.

Induction Program

If you have a small project in mind we can use it as part of the induction but please check that the materials you have in mind are suitable for use in the laser - the wrong materials can cause noxious fumes that can permanently damage the mirrors or extraction system (or you); running the tube too hot drastically shortens it's lifespan. The induction is primarily to make sure that the laser is operated safely, to keep costs low. A spare laser tube costs in the region of £400, a new set of mirrors £250 - the hackspace can't afford to be replacing these every month!

The induction will include:

  • Setting up and switching on safely
  • Testing alignment of the laser
  • Introduction to the cutting software
  • Setting up your XY axis, placing your work piece and checking the draw frame
  • Engraving
  • Cutting
  • Suitable file types and how to convert them
  • Shutting down

For inductors: Induction Program

Laser Instructors

Please do not contact people on this list directly, please fill in this form. One of the inductors will contact you to arrange a date and time, but it would help if you say when you are/are not available. Inductors do not have access to the hackspace database for sensible reasons - so if you don't email they won't be able to contact you.