Hello, I’m Lesley - Im a new member and I would like to learn how to use the Laser cutter. Happy new year
Welcome to SLMS!
@lasertechs should be running inductions soon – you should automatically get a notification when a new session is posted in the inductions section, but keep an eye on Discourse anyway
I would like a lasercutter induction also.
I thought of organizing lasercutter induction within one and a half week. Do you have a project you are working on?
Yes, I have two projects, one extremely simple (a rectangle of perspex) and the other fairly simple (a small perspex box to house a model). You name the time, I will be there.
Okay, I’ll see what’s in my calender in the week the week after the next week. Probably Tuesday or Wednesday.
Yes please! Let me know - I’ll be there
Great! Weds. 16 Jan would be good for me, because I will be at the space to host Open Evening, but either day is fine.
I plan to have my designs done in Inkscape by then, ready for import to Illustrator.
Did someone say somewhere that current version of Inkscape isn’t working with the laser cutter? If so that’s a big stumbling block
Files created in Inkscape opened in Illustrator are sometimes re-scaled. It’s easy to scale it back and change the line thickness.
It’s okay to use Inkscape to create things, when lasercutting opening in Illustrator is prefferable though/will work.
Thanks - I plan to create designs at home using Inkscape because I do not have a copy of Illustrator. Of course I can use the Mac at the Makerspace too.
Is this something to do with a recent Inkscape update? Considering it’s the primary software of Maker/Hackspace laser cutters this is not an ideal situation. But at least we have a workaround.
Corel Draw is always worth a try when files are playing up.
I believe the ‘inkscape rasterises before printing’ issue is still an issue.
It’s dead annoying. Theoretically it increases compatibility with printers, which usually will rasterise as part of the driver - reducing the possibility of some vendor dependent vector conversion, but makes the key assumption that vector information itself is not useful to your device.
Hi Petra, Fincheee and Lesley - Could I perhaps join too? I’m also new around here. I have a small diode laser cutter at home, but have never used a Co2 tube laser!
Tues or Weds. possible for laser induction?
Yes, that’s great - I will be there if it works for the others.
Yes fine with me.
I’ll be there! need to get my tag too while I’m there.