Moving VHS 3.0 to 270 East 1st

In this scene our heros are building a staircase to lower the 400kg laser to the pavement.  In the distance the regular delivery has to back his truck out of the alley.

In this scene our heros are building a staircase to lower the 400kg laser to the pavement. In the distance the regular delivery has to back his truck out of the alley.

Together we moved the laser cutter, the gumball machine, the fume hood, the MAME arcade machine, the fridges, and a CNC machine from storage and brought them all to the new space in a 24′ Budget truck. Ever used a dolly, a lift gate, or a pallet jack? You would have today! Ever sawed, nailed, hammered, measured, or drawn a plan? That would have been today, too. Oh, and the snacks. I think I ate about 6 doughnuts and I burned all those calories before lunch climbing stairs, dismantling the wall around the laser, lifting a fridge down the stairs… and I wasn’t the hardest worker. Matthew, Kevin, SDY, Mike, Inez, and Richard were there all morning making it happen and being really supportive of everyone there. Ken showed up having just heard of the hackspace and spent the afternoon with us putting the exterior door back on and helping unload at the new space.

Richard is wearing safety gloves.  Weeks after it has last been fired and it is still hot from residual laser radiation.

Richard is wearing safety gloves. Weeks after it has last been fired and it is still hot from residual laser radiation. Richard is a wild man.

Laser tube, detail.

hand blown? That’s some real talent. Don’t get fingerprints on it or you’ll etch the glass.

Oh man, I should have taken a picture. The space is SO BIG. There’s a huge overhang at the entrance for parking your bike out of the weather and then a roller door big enough for a troll and a short hall that opens onto a cavernous space. Ballroom dancing easy in here. In one corner there’s the top half of a concrete staircase. I could totally picture Smeagol up there, rubbing his One Ring.

Inside the brain of a Redsail Laser Cutter.  How many parts can you identify?

Inside the brain of a Redsail Laser Cutter. How many parts can you identify?

Tomorrow if the good lord’s a willin’ and the crick don’t rise we’re going to use what’s left of the truck rental to pick up the benches we got from Nokia and start putting them together at the VHS. That way we’ll be able to start bringing in stuff as soon as Luke finishes the section of wall they’re building. That’s going to take place during the week and on the weekend of the 11th and the 18th we’re going to bring over everything else, biggest things first. Everything from here on out can fit into a van or truck so we should have any big surprises.

Stay tuned for more later!

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