2020-11-01 (Su) IoTHackDay2020 Cloud Ouija

When I got to the hack space's laser room and loaded my files, they all looked the same. Most of the fonts I used were not on this machine, so it loaded the default choice. Only a couple of standard choices were available. One option would require lots of raster engraving, and the other would be suitable for vector engraving. The raster font was Vineta BT.

The formatting had to change, and I scaled up my arrangement so they would fill a plastic sheet. I ran the engraver at half power and full speed, which took approximately twenty minutes. After cutting, I realized that I hadn't set the Z-axis, so I did not have the laser focused correctly.
Raster engraving

My second choice from the available fonts was "Symbols" which looked appropriate for Halloween after engraving it and setting the light box LEDs to pure red. After this, I learned:
  • Cut the backside of the plastic with a mirror image. The front will be rough.
  • Both raster images and vector cuts can look good.
  • I'll want a border to block the LEDs directly unless this becomes an infinity mirror.
  • Font files need to be mirror images on an 11.8" x 11.8" sheet.
My second choice

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GitHub repo

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date. First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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