Induction on the laser Cutter/Engraver
A small team of people will be conducting induction sessions for Nottinghack members 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.
Laser inductions are one-on-one sessions. 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. 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 and as of Tuesday 1st July 2014 apply to all inductees. To book an induction please email laser[at]nottinghack[dot]org[dot]uk and put your name on the list below. It would help if you say when you are/are not available.
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
- Suitable file types and how to convert them
- Shutting down
For inductors: Induction Program
Please do not contact people on this list directly, please email laser[at]nottinghack[dot]org[dot]uk and add yourself to the wiki below. 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. Pledgers will take priority and have been sent the relevant information.
People who are authorised to give inductions:
- James Fowkes - No Thursdays, no weekends. Monday is the best weekday.
- David Spence - Flexible.(daytime,evening and weekends okay).
- Matt Little - Flexible (daytime and evening okay), no weekends
- 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, 12 noon-4PM Wednesday
- Andrew Armstrong - by arrangement
- Michelle Strickland - Various evenings, usually Monday or Thursday (7PM - 11PM), Thursday daytime by arrangement
- Dominic Morrow - No longer available
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.
There is now a booking system for the laser on HMS. Inducted people can log in and book sessions (one at a time), inductors can block book induction session as well.
|Name||Pledger||Paid?||Date of induction||CON/IND||Instructor||Complete|
|Chris Cain||Yes||NA||13/07/2014 5pm||CON||James Hayward||No|
|Johnmichael Quinlan||Thought you had an induction on the little red?||No||TBA||IND?||Dominic Morrow||No|
|Max Cavallin||No||No||13/07/2014 6pm||IND||James Hayward||No|
|Rob Haywood||Yes||NA||2/7/14||TBA||Dominic Morrow||No|
|Leigh W||No||No||???||IND - so long since I used the little red starting over might be better!||TBA||No|
|Alex Sokolov||No||No||6pm 5/11/14||IND||James Fowkes||No|
This makes life easier to determine who has yet to be inducted.
|Name||Pledger||Paid (only applicable to non-pledgers)||Date of induction||CON/IND||Instructor||Complete|
|Betty Ching||Yes||Yes||TBA||CON||Dominic Morrow||Yes|
|Lee Garland||Yes||NA||TBA||CON||James Fowkes||Yes|
|David Hayward||Yes||NA||TBA||CON||Dominic Morrow||Yes|
|Jared Allen||Yes||NA||8pm 24th June 2014||CON||Michelle Strickland||Yes|
|Ben Millen||No||Yes||Thursday 5th, 21:00 - 22:00||CON||Michelle Strickland||Yes|
|Iain Sharp||No||No||Monday 9th, 18:00 - 19:00||CON||James Fowkes||Yes|
|Ric Briney||Yes||No||Monday 9th, 19:00 - 20:00||CON||James Fowkes||Yes|
|Steve Barnett||Yes||No||Thursday 5th June, 19:00 - 20:00||CON||Michelle Strickland||Yes|
|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|
|Andy Collins||Yes||No||Thursday 5th June, 20:00 - 21:00||IND||Michelle Strickland||Yes|
|Jon Woodcock||Yes||No||Wednesday 4th June, 13:00 - 14:00||IND||Jake Howe||Yes|
|Derek Stonall||Yes||No||Wednesday 4th June, 15:00 - 16:00||IND||Jake Howe||Yes|
|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||Yes|
|Michael Erskine||Yes||N/A||04/06/2014||CON||James Hayward||Yes|
|Toby Jackson||Yes||N/A||04/06/2014||IND||James Hayward||Yes|
|Mark Wilkinson||No||N/A||TBA||CON||Dominic Morrow||Yes|
|Gareth Howell||Yes||N/A||Monday, 16th June, 7.15pm||CON||Dominic Morrow||Yes|
|Jack Thorp||No||Yes||21/06/2014||IND||James Hayward||Yes|
|Kate Bolin||Yes||N/A||21/06/2014||IND||James Hayward||Yes|
|Matt Spandex||Yes||NA||8pm 26th June 2014||CON||Michelle Strickland||Yes|
|Phil Parry||Yes||NA||24/6/14||IND||Michelle Strickland||Yes|
|Ant Godber||Yes||NA||9pm 26th June 2014||CON||Michelle Strickland||Yes|
|Marcus Evans||No||Yes||5pm 18th June 2014||IND||Andrew Armstrong||Yes|
|Ben Crowe||Yes||NA||8th July?||IND||Dominic Morrow||Yes|
|Martin Farraway||No||?||30th June?||IND||Dominic Morrow||Yes|
|Dave Spence||No||?||4th July?||IND||Dominic Morrow||Yes|
|Chris Y||No||?||8th July?||IND||Dominic Morrow||Yes|
|Spencer||No||Yes||20th July||IND||James Hayward||Yes|
|Andrew Walker||No||Yes||05/11/14||IND||James Fowkes||Yes|
|Mark Hughes||No||Yes||5th Nov 2014||IND||Andrew Armstrong||Yes|
|Eriw Preston||Yes||Yes||2014/07/14||IND||Matt Little||Yes|
|Daniel Swann||Yes||Yes||04/12/2014||IND||James Hayward||Yes|