[islandlabs] Progress Report 5-1-2019

Yow-Ning Chang yowning at yahoo.com
Fri May 3 14:43:55 EDT 2019

All sounds great. Which Wednesday are you planning to come down to the Moose Lodge?  There may be people who know more about Inkscape then myself.  The CNC router, I think many would like to see it in motion. 
If you post on the email list when you plan to visit, people might try harder to join us on that day. 

On Friday, May 3, 2019, 1:55 PM, Paul Posner <paul at thinkavinc.com> via List <list at lists.islandlabs.org> wrote:

oh yeah, I forgot...
 Engraving glass can be tricky business..  Low power, high speed, wet paper towel on top, NO TEMPERED GLASS - it will shatter into a million tiny pieces.
 also, when you do engrave glass, try to avoid rubbing your finger on the engrave, it can be full of little glass shards.
 As with any experimentation, start with the most conservative settings ( low power, high speed ) and slowly work your way into the more aggressive settings, until you find the most conservative settings that will do the job.

On 5/3/2019 11:02 AM, Yow-Ning Chang <yowning at yahoo.com> via List wrote:

   Yow-Ning’s quick attempt to engrave on red paper a Chinese design.  
  The GF has two functions, cut or engrave. I wanted to cut a Chinese window art for the year of the pig so I found the design online. The GF did not allow the choice of cutting due to the file format being a PDF.  Which meant I had no other choice but to engrave.  
  There is a visible fine line cross going through the design. That was probably due to the fact that I did not pay for the design.  
  The free design software, Inkscape, was recommended to me to complete the change of file format or to produce my own design.  Will have try that.  Hats off to all freeware producers.  
  I also found some glass coasters that could potentially be engraved. Thank you, Bill, for knowing it can be done and searching for information online.  Excitement is in the air.  
  Tom delivered the fact that he and Mike are both going to be away on vacation for the last Wednesday of May and the first Wednesday of June. This means we will enjoy these two weeks’ General Meeting somewhere else. Please let us know if you have a good location available or potentially available. John is thinking State U Farmingdale or CSHL.  We could also look for other relavent meetings to attend together.  We’ll post the location/s online so please look for them before you show up.  
  Clusters of people have gathered around the CNC machine for discussion and exchange of information.  So far, no visible activities were observed.  Is there a downloadable program that can be used to test all moving parts to be in working order?  There was a wooden board with the words “Island Labs” carved in it in Westbury, right James? 
  People who are psyched about the MF BOT should talk to Ryan. He brought a wheelchair motor to be the propeller of to-be-assembled legs. Like last year, the search is on for suitable batteries.  
  May 19th, Sunday, is the picnic in Bethpage Park.  We’ll be outside in the park for quite a while. Last year, first arrivers had a pancake/fruits breakfast by Chef Jeff.  The grill was on all afternoon.  IL prepared drinks, chips, buns, and paper goods, etc..  What’s your must-have items for the picnic? 
  That’s all, Folks. Open your eyes and enjoy the Spring Flowers!  
  Yow-Ning Eat Natural and drink water 
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