Laser for Newbies

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==Set Up==
 
==Set Up==
Turn the laser PC on
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# Turn the laser PC on
Turn the laser on
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# Turn the laser on
Cut the material to fit
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# Cut the material to fit
Put the material in the laser cutter
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# Put the material in the laser cutter
Check the distance from the material to the diode (54mm) (Check this)  
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# Check the distance from the material to the diode (54mm) (Check this)  
  
 
==Warnings==
 
==Warnings==
There are no endstops
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# There are no endstops
The door does not lock
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# The door does not lock
That orange plexiglass will not save your eyes
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# That orange plexiglass will not save your eyes
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# If you don't know if you can cut it, don't. You could burn up the laser.
  
 
==File Preparation==
 
==File Preparation==
Create the file in InkScape
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# Create the file in InkScape
Print to XPS
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# Print to XPS
Open in the Full Spectrum software
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# Open in the Full Spectrum software
On the Vector Cut tab, these items will be cut
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# On the Vector Cut tab, these items will be cut
On the Raser Cut tab, these items will be etched
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# On the Raser Cut tab, these items will be etched
  
 
===To Cut===
 
===To Cut===

Revision as of 15:46, 4 September 2011

Contents

Set Up

  1. Turn the laser PC on
  2. Turn the laser on
  3. Cut the material to fit
  4. Put the material in the laser cutter
  5. Check the distance from the material to the diode (54mm) (Check this)

Warnings

  1. There are no endstops
  2. The door does not lock
  3. That orange plexiglass will not save your eyes
  4. If you don't know if you can cut it, don't. You could burn up the laser.

File Preparation

  1. Create the file in InkScape
  2. Print to XPS
  3. Open in the Full Spectrum software
  4. On the Vector Cut tab, these items will be cut
  5. On the Raser Cut tab, these items will be etched

To Cut

To Etch

To Do Both

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