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Do you think Instructables and Brightstar Lasers would or should allow the winner to pay the difference to upgrade to a higher end machine?

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FreakCitySF (author)2007-07-03

I asked Epilog if they were having any contests lol Their response: "The system that Instructables.com is giving away is a very inexpensive laser made by a Chinese company that uses a glass laser tube that needs to be replaced often (every 3 months on average) and provides very sketchy laser quality." I think it's a good entry level model to get started with nonetheless. Could always upgrade on your own or sell it buy something bigger?

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FreakCitySF (author)2007-06-30

Do you mean upgrade the laser itself or to a bigger working area/more powerful laser model?

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curve12 (author)FreakCitySF2007-07-01

If you look at Brightstars machines, you'll see they all have bigger working area and more powerful lasers than the prize. So any upgrade would improve both features. Keep in mind I think the LG3040tt is a great prize wheather it's upgradable or not.

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NachoMahma (author)2007-06-29

. It would be nice if they would, but I don't think they should be expected to.

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curve12 (author)NachoMahma2007-06-30

You're right, they shouldn't be expected, maybe I worded that wrong. I guess my real question is, would you upgrade if they allowed you too?

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NachoMahma (author)curve122007-06-30

. Personally, I probably couldn't figure out how to use the 3040tt, so an upgrade wouldn't be worth it to me. YMMV.

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