We’ve got a house laser (and a Community “A” below). These are lower power solid state lasers. Great for cutting light material and engraving on may materials. They’re quiet but make lots of fumes.

To install, always keep the laser itself unplugged for safety. That means unplug the laser module from the controller so it can’t fire up by accident.

Install Benbox software. It’s fairly self explanatory but you can find lots of youtube video and Web pages explaining how to use it.

Other software may work.


Here’s our first “Community A” machine.

3D Printers

We have a BFB 3D printer with dual heads and a cubic foot build area. Also a Printrbot with an 8x8x8″ build area.

Overhead Projector

Fusion 360 workshop.

We’ve got an overhead projector for sharing and meetings.

Also four furnished board rooms and 20 chairs with lots of table space.

Sunday Arduino Meetup

Yesterday we experimented with wooden ink stamps. The stamps are made using the CNC cutter and we were hand pressing the stamps. This is incredibly fun and I’m pretty sure some of will be making more! I did a demo of making a stamp and I made up my own business card.

Sarah was showing off her arduino project. As you can see she’d been 3D printing, soldering, breadboarding and programming. Her project is a haptic feedback system.