K40 Imperial (Laser) Cutter

It’s funny how weird things are possible to buy (new, unused) nowadays. For example very popular, cheap, Chinese laser cutter: K40. Available in many prices and variations. The one I was able to get was pretty surprising: rusty, corroded parts, corroded, teared screws and nuts, welding job done with one electrode for 16 lasers at least, innovative (and probably illegal) wiring, sending both live and neutral via the wires of the same colour, etc… The sheet(or rather shit)metal enclosure is developed with all the rules of Feng-Shui: open, unwelded panels are generating all kind of noises. No angle is straight.  But…

For the price it makes very good platform to get your hands burned. It allows to invent new purposes for all that dusty Arduinos laying at the bottom of the drawer. You can finally find purpose for all the 1-wire sensors, stepping motor controllers, displays, and whatever tells well known “I need it for later use” story. Firstly, some pictures at the start. I will post updates.

PolBiz

I’m a member of local Polish community on Facebook. I can’t count how many times questions like “where to find Polish barber, Polish dressmaker, Polish accountant, etc” have been answered there. Finally, I have decided: it’s time for Polish business directory in UK. I’ve already started putting things together, service should be up and online in a week or two. Watch http://polbiz.co.uk.

Changes, changes…

We are now getting ready to close steamworx.net hosting service, which was up for nearly 10 years. It’s hard to compete with the giants like Godaddy, 1&1 or OVH. If you can’t defeat your enemy, join them. Well, I’m not joining, but instead of providing hosting, now I’ll be just using it. It was good time, a lot of news things to learn, but now it’s time for something completely different…