So, as promised, I went to court on Tuesday to finish this ordeal once and for all. Turns out, it was already over. Plaintiff withdrew all claims on August 14,... Read more
At the mercy of the tech....
Okay, I haven't posted since receiving and installing the replenished tube. That is because I am at the mercy of the tech. He has tried to come over on three... Read more
Sorry for the double post, but apparently a lot of people did not receive the first image, so I am sending it again here:
Look what arrived!
Yes, I was able to drive down to Blaine and pick it up on Monday morning. Looks exactly the same as when I shipped it... a little cleaner actually! Hope... Read more
Laser Tube replacement
So just back to work after the labour day weekend, and a short holiday with my wife.
Looks like everybody is getting antsy again. I will not address the individual... Read more
Laser Tube Teardown
Okay, NOTHING like the instructions... no 'orange cable'... but I figured it out... here's the pics:
Then the elusive orange cable!
Okay, so I got it out.
Seriously, though...... Read more
This is what I'm doing this weekend!
Funds were received last week. I have an RMA number from Epilogue and will be shipping out the laser tube Monday... I'll post photos of the removal job this weekend.... Read more
Still waiting for Indiegogo
Well everybody, we are still waiting for Indiegogo to wire us the funds (I know right?) but in the meantime, one of our supporters, Tim Maloney, has messaged me to... Read more
We got enough for our laser tube!
Thank you, everyone for getting us to our new laser tube.
We raised $6,056 on Indiegogo for the new tube. Indiegogo reports that the funds will be deposited within 15... Read more
15% there in just 2 hours!
You guys are the best. We are going to get that tube for sure!
Andrew, Kevin, James and Jonathan!
Heisenberg 1.5 Launched!
Keep your fingers crossed everybody... I think we will get to the $7,500 for a new tube, and if we only get part way there, I will spring for the... Read more
Okay... Indiegogo launches on April 29
My Social Media guy, Jonathan, wants a month... I said no. Best I could negotiate is April 29th.... 10 days from now. I can't justify making you guys wait any... Read more
After reading all of your comments... thank you so much for your kind words... I have decided to launch an Indiegogo page to raise the funds for the new laser... Read more
Sample tile run...
Sorry for the delay... day job got in the way!
Here is a video of the first line of a sample tile run. On Walt Green, one line, remember you... Read more
The Verdict Is In
Well, I finally got a definitive answer from Epilogue about the laser issues. They had me run a series of tests, and then submit the results for evaluation. There were... Read more
Waiting for Yoda!
Okay, it has been 13 days since my last update. Since then we have been grinding away and have now completed the 'Backs' of all of the sheets.
Now is... Read more
Back at it....grinding away at the colours!
I picked up the motor yesterday and it is in, and working beautifully! I haven't run the 'match' program, as it isn't really required for doing the '... Read more
I found a motor!!!
I have located a motor for $150 USD + shipping. It is being shipped tomorrow and should arrive Tuesday or Wednesday. Honestly... by the time this is over, I don't... Read more
Son of a ......!
Talk two steps back! Grinding out the sheets... about a third of the way through the dots and then...
So, I start fiddling with things, and the X-motor feels a... Read more
A Personal Note
Not an 'Update' per se, but a personal note.
I want to thank all of you for sticking with us. We have certainly had our trials, and this is quite... Read more
Fine Tuning 101
Okay, we are almost there. I have learned a lot in the past few weeks and I am going to try and explain a couple things here.
Lasers have an... Read more
Ready for fine tuning and production!
A couple of videos to tell the story... okay.... three videos...
Then I crossed my fingers because... well, I have soldered a circuit board since University.... analog days here people!... Read more
It's the little things that make you happy!
While I am waiting for the control panel to arrive, I have been tinkering with other things. The gas springs that held the top up were shot.... weak... and I... Read more
New Control Panel
Okay... good news for me... for once! Today I found someone in Vermont who is 'parting out' an Epilogue Legacy 32EX 120Watt Laser, and I got a replacement control board!... Read more
Some are asking about the element names. I have always used for reference the periodic table from the Los Alamos National Laboratory website:
One this table the elements 113,... Read more
Laser Tech Part 3!
Okay, the laser tech... let's start calling him 'James', cuz' that's his name, just left.
We had a very successful session where we got the laser tuned... but not fine... Read more
In the spirit of communication... the laser tech cancelled the appointment today and is coming tomorrow at 10:00AM. I will endeavor to post a video of the operating laser tomorrow... Read more
Stumbling Blocks (Almost) Overcome!
As you all know, the Laser arrived on November 9. The tech arrived to test the laser, align the beam and set-up the program for the run. Unfortunately, the temperature... Read more
If you missed the Campaign, you can still order Tiles!
Follow this link:
to be able to purchase more tiles, after the campaign ends.
Backerkit and the Frame!
Okay everybody, here's the latest. Still waiting for KS to deposit the cash so we can start on all the various projects to get to production. Backerkit is all ready... Read more
Stretch Goal Released Early!
It looks like we are going to make it to the $30,000 stretch goal! So, we are just going to add the stretch goal now.
The Periodic Table Frame
This... Read more
Stretch Goal Reached!
Well, with 55 hours to go, we reached our $25,000 stretch goal! So, as promised, we are releasing a multi-coloured set! There was some discussion here about how many colours... Read more
Stretch Goals Added!
We have been working really hard to figure out how to offer the two most requested Stretch Goals, and ... we have finally figured it out!
So here we go....... Read more
As a special thank you for not only getting us funded, but for getting us to $20,000, we are opening up 4 new colors!
In Honor of Hank.... DEA Blue!... Read more
Yahoo!!! Two-thirds of the way there!
Alexander from Cape Coral, FLA, just pushed us over the top with his pledge to be a 'Pusher'.
You should all follow us on Twitter for news and particularly our... Read more
Wow! 200 Backers and 50% there!
You guys are great! 5 days in and we are half way there! We are really excited to get going and fulfill all of the rewards.
Please continue to help... Read more
First, a BIG THANK YOU to all of our supporters! Staff Pickin less than a day and we are well on our way to reaching our funding goal and... Read more