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If you know anyone in Florida, chances are you've heard of our secret agent problem. Here at FAMiLab, we hope to purchase a laser to cut them in half!
If you know anyone in Florida, chances are you've heard of our secret agent problem. Here at FAMiLab, we hope to purchase a laser to cut them in half!
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The FAMiLab Hackerspace/Makerspace/Artspace in Central Florida is dedicated to reducing the population of Secret Agents in Florida. If you are from Florida, or know anyone from Florida, chances are that you've heard of our secret agent problem. Party-goers can hardly walk out of The Social without watching five well-dressed men ascend the adjacent buildings by their zippo-lighter zip-lines.

Well, those zip lines and grappling hooks may be imaginary, but they have REAL CONSEQUENCES for business owners and evil geniuses. With your donations, we will create objects that could (feasibly) be used to remove secret agent hooks from buildings, and we will make traps baited with Golden Guns to capture remaining Secret Agents. We also have heard reports of, and will conduct research into the possibility of spade-ing and neutering your Secret Agent, so as to limit to needless loss of life.

(but really)

A laser engraver is a cheaper solution to industrial fabrication than a full laser cutter or cnc router, and can be used to mass-produce cheap parts for MakerBots and RepRaps to precise measurements. it only takes $1600 to $1700 to afford one for our hackerspace open-to-the-public lab in Altamonte Springs.

Links:
FAMiLab website - http://familab.org
$1600 model - http://www.fullspectrumengineering.com/co2laserv2-40w.html (videos)
Local Lake Mary company - http://www.laserphotonics.com/laser_cutting_machines.html
some others within price range:
http://www.iehk.net/Products/IE300.html
http://www.mbkpinternational.com/artcut_m40_laser_engraver.htm

Some photos of the lab:
Some flickr photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chorca/4791548374/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/markmmanning/4189004591/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/markmmanning/4189759068/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/markmmanning/4188989033/

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    FAMiLab keychain cut with the laser

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    we cut a small thing from the ThingiVerse (your choice, within reason)

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    a medium sized thing from the ThingiVerse (your choice, within reason)

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    a large thing from the ThingiVerse (your choice, within reason), one month free FAMiLab membership, VPN access to the FAMiLab network for games and camera and CTF tourneys.

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    a set of laser-cut MakerBot parts, two months FAMiLab membership, VPN access

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