Our Exlas 1280 laser has arrived from China. It came in a very large crate to the Port of Oakland this morning, which was then transported to the space by David, Stefan, and Aaron. Al helped with the unboxing and it was moved into the space.
The laser is currently in the back room of the downstairs shop area. David and others plan to run tests to check all of the wiring and connections before it is powered on at all. At that point, we'll align the beam and do a number of test cuts. People should expect that it will be at least a week before it is available for cutting.
A reminder that there is a wiki page with details on costs, etc. including the laser manuals that people will be expected to read! Prepare yourselves!
We also need suggestions on what to call the laser. "Big Red" is right out.