CO2 Laser

Greg has been working at getting his CO2 laser up and running and on Friday, it fired up for the first time.

This is a look at the back of the main cabinet after we fired it up.

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Once Greg (shown here reading the manual) figured out how to get the pressure in the plasma tube adjusted to the right levels the laser fired up for the first time.
Laser-RTFMLaser Tube Lit

Here are some of our initial tests…

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Fetching data

I’ve been trying to hone my programming skills a little and became fascinated with the idea of APIs.  That is, sending a request to a remote server or database and receiving back a big stack of data that you can parse and do interesting things with.

Since I had a domain name that I’ve been sitting on for the last 7 years it seemed like a good time to try to implement an API call online and display the results.

I have lots to learn/add/improve still but if you visit:

www.wallmods.com

entering a search term will request info from ebay’s database for your keywords and return the (most-watched, US only, links included ) results which are then arrayed onto the page.

The results are also affiliate-linked so if purchases are made I would then proceed to rake in mad pennies.  If you’re in the market for a fleet of ebay yachts then please do visit the site.

grj

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