Replacing the laser tube in a FLUX Beambox laser

In this video I will show you how I replace the laser tube in my FLUX Beambox laser, this should also apply to the Beambox Pro.

I haven’t had to change the tube in my Beamo yet, but when I do I will make a video to show how to do it.

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HackSI and making COVID-19 Face Shields

Updated: 04/13/2020 – Items in italic are new

My Files: hacksi-shield.zip
Based on: COVID-19-Plastic-Mask
Original Files: Facial mask Laser Cut (Covid-19)
Black Sheets: Amazon
Clear Sheets: Amazon

The video above is for our GoFundMe campaign that I am launching to help me make as many shields as possible for our local healthcare workers.

Design
I can’t take credit for the design of these files. After looking at these awesome options, I took the files and had a friend modify them to fit on 8.5″ x 11″ material. This allowed me to purchase the items for a very low price on Amazon.

The way I’ve laid out these files, if your laser can cut a full 8.5×11 sheet, you can make 2 masks with 4* pieces of material. One sheet of the black (straps) and three of the clear (2 shields and tops*). My FLUX Beambox can handle all of these files as they are. For the Beamo, I can only cut the face shield file without modification. An extra sheet of clear is required for the Beamo to complete these shields to accommodate for the smaller deck size.

FLUX Beamo
The current set of files do not all fully work on the Beamo. The cutting size is a little too small to cut all of these files as they are. You can either scale them all down just a bit. Or you can open the SVG files and split them into more files. This will cost more material but you can cut everything at full size.

The files in the zip have been updated to include working versions for the FLUX Beamo laser.

Instructions
I’ve also included in the zip an instructions sheet for assembling the masks. These can be printed and given to the healthcare workers so they know how to assemble the masks when they need them.