Shelter in place laser club

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Gene Uselman
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Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
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Shelter in place laser club

Post by Gene Uselman »

I 'think' this starts the third week at home trying to avoid overstressing the Medical system [and dying of course. I am able to go into my commercial building on weekends but working in nitrile gloves is difficult, but I suppose I will get used to it before this is over. It is kind of depressing being there by myself, altho I am normally there alone on weekends... this is somehow different.

This is a trying time for a lot of people, for a lot of different reasons depending upon your life circumstances and the stage of life you are in. Being retired is a mixed blessing as some of you probably know. I am really happy that I no longer have employees but really sympathize with the young[ish] man that I sold the business to and try to be as helpful as I can be.

I think that the best thing we can do is try hard to not get infected, or at least delay it till the medics have better treatments and more experience with the disease and more PPEs and equipment. Stay safe and try to protect your family and other people.
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Ian Bell
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Location: Bangor, N. Ireland

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Hi Gene,

I took up a position as maintenance in a care home and have to continue working to ensure the residents are safe and comfortable. UK has been in lockdown for just over 2 weeks now and only this week I considered that traffic had considerably decreased, but I still see many occurrences of groups of people out walking and even worse stories when I have to do the family shop. I tend to do the shopping for 4 of my children as they have left home and are isolating. Seeing a couple put a young baby into the seat on a shopping trolley really blew my mind ... simply incomprehensible.

There has been 3 confirmed cases of the residents where I work, and a few more have been swabbed, so the expectations for more are high. I takle all the precautions I can, primarily spending as much time as I can working outside the premises, onlyventuring indoors when there is an urgent maintenance requirement.

Scary times indeed, one of my Daughters is a nurse in the A&E department, having got through cancer when she was 19 I felt she deserved a healthy and stable life from then on, but her desire to become a nurse got her through her chemo and radio, so she's a spirited and determined young adult.

Keep safe and well and enjoy life as best as possible in these terrible times.
Location: Bangor
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Gene Uselman
Posts: 1771
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: Shelter in place laser club

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Here is a good article on how the Covid virus is spread from person to person. Good to know if you are going out in public.

https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-ri ... avoid-them
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Gene Uselman
Posts: 1771
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: Shelter in place laser club

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Today I am setting up a microcomputer to replace [potentially] the laptop I am using for a CPU with a monitor and keyboard and mouse on one 'shoulder' of my laser. It is a cheapie that I got from Banggood a few months ago for $85 as I recall. It has a celeron processor and comes loaded with Win10pro. I am having problems with loading RDw so far, sez- install failure. Probably something I am overlooking and I will keep grinding on.
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Gene Uselman
Posts: 1771
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

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Gene Uselman
Posts: 1771
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: Shelter in place laser club

Post by Gene Uselman »

I think this may be the last meeting of the Covid club - this Friday will be two weeks since Sweetpee and I got our shots so it looks like the risks going forward should be manageable. I absolutely love tap beer and have figured out what days/time to go to my favorite places for a couple glasses and some bar food, altho it will never be like it was before Covid, and I don't think most thinking people will ever go back to the 'good ole days'. Kind of sad but life is change and life goes on with or without us. Gene
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BT48 Alpha Shopbot and 1300x1800 130W Laser

The days that I keep my gratitude higher than
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