2.x Laser Kits (Edit: In Production..again)

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Re: 2.x Laser Kits (Sold Out...again)

Postby SpacedCowboy » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:37 pm

I could use this type of connector. They are pretty universal across the planet and are pretty cheap at less than $2.


Those work for me - certainly when I was in the UK they were trivial to get hold of...
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Re: 2.x Laser Kits (Sold Out...again)

Postby GiriPod » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:58 pm

I don't mind if you use the power connector you showed (I'm in US) to make it easier on the international guys. No power sockets would also be OK.

I prefer the usb over the D with trim controls but would be happy with a more universal plate if that's the consensus from the kit buyers.

One additional thing Bart, do to you have the rotatry attachment kit still in stock? It lists as in stock on the buildlog kits page but I can't find it on the makerslide store.
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Re: 2.x Laser Kits (Sold Out...again)

Postby steppenshoe » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:20 pm

I prefer the unit wth the switch and some come with a fuse as well.

Like these(similar to the ones you show), the green one is 5.00 or so and the red one I have seen as low as 2.00 or so:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IEC320-C14-Inle ... 4166feea7a

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IEC320-C14-3-Pi ... 4ab90ebfcb

Is it really worth skimping on a 2800.00 project to save 2.00 or 3.00 and not get a nicer switch with fuse? Not for me.

On my cnc I have an emi filter version similar to this, do you think for the laser this would be beneficial?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Solder-Lug-Term ... 337754aff6

with fuse:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Solder-Lug-Term ... 4ab94f69e4
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Re: 2.x Laser Kits (Sold Out...again)

Postby bdring » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:38 pm

The question was about the power out not power in. Power in will remain the same (switch and optional fuse) as shown in the picture on this post.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1328&start=30#p12402
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Re: 2.x Laser Kits (Sold Out...again)

Postby dwjp » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:42 am

I definitely prefer the IEC panel sockets for the outputs. For the remaining panel cutouts, I'd prefer USB and DB25, I won't have a use for the trimpot holes (and besides, I can easily drill holes later, but cutting more complex shapes without a CNC router can be a pain).
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Re: 2.x Laser Kits (Sold Out...again)

Postby naPS » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:44 am

The first panel is just to get your laser running. You cut your second panel the way you want it using your laser. 8)
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Re: 2.x Laser Kits (Sold Out...again)

Postby Meduza » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:19 am

IEC Panel sockets are a good alternative for the outputs, another option (that i would have chosen if i were to build a laser) is Neutrik Powercon True1: http://www.neutrik.com/en/audio/powerco ... con-true1/

Not as cheap, but locking, have panel-mount panel with both in and outputs in the same panel and look really nice :)

(the panel-mount double-socket costs about 7€, so it is not horribly expensive)
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Re: 2.x Laser Kits (Sold Out...again)

Postby bdring » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:08 pm

I am sticking with the original plan because it is way cheaper and more universal, but those connectors are nice.

I also use these connectors sometimes. They are designed as power connectors but also work well as stepper motor connectors because they have 4 pins. They are fully sealed for outdoor use too.

C016_20D003_100_10.jpg

C016 20C003 100 12.jpg


They are from Amphenol-Tuchel and are a pretty good price. The bulkhead mount is about $7 from Digikey

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e ... ND/1036134

Some connectors appear cheaper like the CPC series of circular connectors, but you have to buy the pin separately. These come with pins and the are screw mounted (reusable).
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Re: 2.x Laser Kits (Sold Out...again)

Postby GiriPod » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:15 pm

Looks like Inventables must have some stock of MakerSlide.

I ordered 3x1200mm last week to get 'in the queue' and was surprised to get an email yesterday that it had shipped!

The MakerSlide page still shows 45/45 lead time.
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Ready to start shipping

Postby bdring » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:35 pm

I am ready to start shipping. I send out this note to all pre-orders.

The The 2.x Laser kits are ready to ship. The contents of the kits has varied a little since the original announcement. This is the final list of parts.

Part Number Description QTY
B14001-001 Z Table Lift Plate 4
B17005-001 Bearing Bracket, Z Lift 7
B17007 Limit Switch Bracket 1
B17008 2.x Y Axis Motor Bracket 1
B17011 Cover Stop 1
B17013 2.x Rear Mirror Plate 1
B17015 Cover Interlock Switch Plate 1
B17017 Z Motor Bracket 1
B17033 Electronic Module Gusset 2
B17035 Adjustable Idler Bracket 1
B17040 Limit Switch Bracket (Z+) 1
B17041 Idler Wheel Bracket 1
B17042 Pulley Bracket 2
B17043 Idler Wheel Bracket 2
B17044 Limit Switch Bracket (Z-) 1
B30044 Tube Bracket Assembly 2
C14002-001 Lens Carriage Plate 1
C14009 Electronic Module Back Plate 25D/USB 1
C30001-013 Gantry End Left 1
C30001-014 Gantry End Right 1

There are links to all the drawings on this page.
http://www.buildlog.net/cnc_laser/store ... _parts.php

The total price is $195. You have already paid $50, so the balance is $145.

Shipping will be via USPS priority mail. The contents will fit in a smaller box than originally assumed so the shipping will be cheaper than previously estimated.

US = $12
Canada = $34
Other International = $52

Please send this total via PayPal to payments@buildlog.net.

US = $157
Canada = $179
Other International = $197

If for any reason you would rather cancel the order, please let me know and I will refund the pre-payment.


If you did not get the note yet, you can just send me the payment. I will mark the orders as paid and ship in the queue order of the ones paid.

You cannot add items the boxes because I want them to be all the same.
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