Title: Laser cutter computer

Submission Date: 15/1/2016

Current Status: Approved

Proposer: Oliver Humpage


Purchasing of a new laser cutter computer. The current one is very slow and old, and jobs take a long time to render on it.

Proposed grade A refurb computer: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03412787

Spec on this model:

  • Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
  • 4GB Ram
  • 250GB HDD
  • DVD RW
  • Windows 7 Pro Installed (upgrade to Win 10 is free and I have a written guarantee it's compatible with this machine)

I’ve gotten these refurbs before, they’re always “as new”, and HPs are usually fairly tank-like. Being a small form factor, it’s probably less hackable than a normal big tower (esp if it has an external PSU brick). But equally that means it could live up on the desk under the monitor = less dust and kicking issues.


  • £228 for the PC

Funding source/model:

Hackspace funds

Resources depended upon:

Oliver along with any other sysadmin type members to set up the machine, install laser software, transfer files from old laser computer.

Member supporters:

  1. Oliver H
  2. Adam A
  3. Joe E
  4. Ross M
  5. Doug S
  6. Joe D

Committee supporters:

  1. Russell Dicken
  2. David Henshall
  3. David Wyatt
  4. Arthur Amarra

(Previously this proposal included CorelDraw. That has been split into a separate proposal while we find pricing.)

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