#7 – Laser Cutter – Project Episode


Music Provided by: SineRider — @sinerider

Makers Unplugged – Laser Cutters
Episode Recorded: December 2016

What is a laser cutter? [0:37]
CNC: Computer Numerical Control
Hack RVA 2.X laser cutter wiki [1:40]
Laser Cutter Wiki: wiki.hackrva.org/index.php?title=Laser_Cutter
Mach 3 Control Software: www.machsupport.com/
Setting up a laser cutter [6:18]
Nintendo Gun laser head [7:45]
Using the laser cutter [12:45]
Raster vs Vector Graphics: www.artifacturestudios.com/how-to-unde…r-graphics/
G Code: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-code
Cambam: www.masterkreatif.com/2015/10/cambam…ull-crack.html
CNC Software [15:40]
Inkscape – Open Source vector graphics software: inkscape.org/en/
Adobe Illustrator – Vector graphics software: www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html
AutoCAD – Computer Aided Design software: www.autodesk.com/store
Sourced vs handmade parts [16:30]
Advantages of a laser cutter over other CNC tools [17:50]
Projects with the Hack.rva laser cutter [18:20]
Thingiverse project repository [19:20]
SVG and DXF file formats [19:42]
Scalable Vector Graphics: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics
AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Format: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD_DXF
Pulse Width Modulation [20:05]
Biggest laser failure [21:30]
How it feels to laser-cut your hand [24:18]
Laser safety glasses [25:55]
Material safety and off-gassing [27:50]
Optics troubleshooting [31:00]
Using the laser in Maker culture [33:00]
Learning to use the laser cutter [38:30]
What John learned by making the laser cutter [42:05]

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