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laser-cutter-guide [2018/01/04 13:15]
24.52.122.10 [Laser engraving]
laser-cutter-guide [2018/01/04 13:19]
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 === Laser engraving === Laser engraving
  
-Smoothie does not ( yet, it's being worked on for years) support native laser raster engraving+Smoothie does not ( yet, it's being worked on ) support native laser raster engraving.
-You might as well forget about the Smoothieboard ever supporting engraving if the developer was going to do it , it would of been done by now, its bee years and they still have posted "its being worked on". +
-Don't buy this board if you want to engrave, pictures on your laser.+
  
 However, as Smoothie interprets G-code unusually fast, a method to do raster engraving is to convert bitmap images into G-code files. However, as Smoothie interprets G-code unusually fast, a method to do raster engraving is to convert bitmap images into G-code files.
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 * [[http://​fablabo.net/​wiki/​Raster2Gcode|http://​fablabo.net/​wiki/​Raster2Gcode]] * [[http://​fablabo.net/​wiki/​Raster2Gcode|http://​fablabo.net/​wiki/​Raster2Gcode]]
 * [[http://​www.picengrave.com/​|http://​www.picengrave.com/​]] * [[http://​www.picengrave.com/​|http://​www.picengrave.com/​]]
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 +The main issue here is sending the gcode fast enough, and there is a tool on the github called fast-stream.py that will send it as fast as possible. I have managed over 100mm/sec feedrate using this script to send the gcode.
  
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