Nice laser etch from 12,000 lines of Gcode from +cswiger2 who is a new

Nice laser etch from 12,000 lines of Gcode from +cswiger2 who is a new ChiliPeppr user on TinyG.

I am interested in knowing as well. My guess is Inkscape gcodetools.

@Chuck_Swiger says "Ok, the material was white finished particle board removed from an Ikea bed :wink: The laser is this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HFHJBDI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 with a homemade lm317 current regulator running a conservative maybe 1.3 amps.

CAM process was ‘Ready’ reaction diffusion playground created a screenshot of some math, bitmap traced in Inkscape and simplified once, then gcode created from a ‘laserengraver’ plugin for Inkscape."

Hi - the laser engraver inkscape plugin came from a link on this project:

direct url: http://www.slackersdelight.com/instructables/laserengraver.zip

@Chuck_Swiger how do you turn your laser on/off? Are you using the spindle on/off output of TinyG? Or coolant on/off? I did a video of turning the same laser as you have on/off via an Arduino on a 2nd serial port based on watching the Z value in the Gcode, but curious how you’re doing it.

Yes, the spindle on/off which responds to M3/M5 gcodes - actually wired to a little radio shack 5v reed relay that switches the ~1.3A to the current limiting lm317 regulator.