ThinkLaser have partnered with Russ from RDWorks, a YouTube videographer and laser machine enthusiast, to offer how-to videos and tutorials on ThinkLaser machines. Gareth, from ThinkLaser, introduces the video series and tells us how it all came about:
It all started with a request from a customer regarding the Max and Min power settings in RDWorks.
While I knew and understood the reasoning behind the two settings, it was difficult to convey this over an email so I tried to find a YouTube video that would clearly show the theory and hopefully some typical settingsNote1. What I found on Sarbar Multimedia more than satisfied my requirements.
You can view the series playlist here.
I was initially expecting to find either an “ok” video from a laser manufacturer that would be 10% information and 90% sales or a low quality video from a laser using business that didn’t really cover the theory. What I found with Sarbar Multimedia was high quality video production, clear sound reproduction and a presenter “Russ” who was not afraid to get his hands dirty or to research what he didn’t know. He would justify and prove his reasoning with valid “experiments” and most importantly has the ability to describe technical issues in a clear and understandable manner. These were the types of videos I wanted ThinkLaser to be producing so I got in touch with him to see if he would be prepared to do some work for us.
After a long telephone conversation with Russ, I discovered that he was a retired former director of a laser sheet metal company and a 100% old school engineer at heart. His abiding passion and hobby is videography and he purchased an “Ebay Chinese Laser” just to have something new to use as subject matter for future videos. 18 months later Sarbar multimedia has over 90 laser related videos and over 5000 subscribers.
After some friendly discussions Russ agreed to work with us on a project to produce a series of Video tutorials covering the use of our Lightblade series of laser cutting and engraving machine and the associated RDWorks software. With 8 videos published and 11 “in the can” we’re getting off to a great start.
Note 1: If you are interested, it’s to do with keeping the laser energy density consistent when its head decelerates into a corner.