Eleectronic Wednesday 13/02

Hi All
i will be opening the space as usual @1830
see you all there .

also if there is enough interest Ryan may put on a tutorial on laser cutting basics.
ref Intro to 2D laser cutting

Can confirm, I will be running an “Intro to 2D design for laser cutting” class tomorrow night at 7PM, for all those interested please have a copy of Inkscape installed on your machine by the time the lesson starts.

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The space is now open

Busy with inkscape and cnc

Hi all,
Ryan gave an excellent presentation tonight, very interesting to learn how to drive the laser cutter.

A brief version for the absent is that you use Inkscape create an SVG file with the following properties:

  1. Engrave - fill colour or stroke set to black (0, 0, 0)
  2. Cut - any shape with stroke set to pure RED (255, 0, 0). Adjust stroke width to make visible in Inkscape but has no effect on cut width (cut always in middle).
  3. Score - any shape with stroke set to pure BLUE (0, 0, 255).

The laser cutter ignores any other colour.

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Thank you for the summary for those of us who don’t read the forum as often as we should ;p