by Peter Brier and Jaap Vermaas
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Currently there are only Windows lasercutter drivers on the market, nothing for Mac and Unix
Jaap Vermaas (fablabtruck.nl)
Peter Brier (pbrier.nl)
Jerry Jacobs (xor-gate.org, electronics pcb design)
Bart Bakker (mini fablab: offers system)
Protospace (Siert, Jelle): provide laser system and coffee
Thomas Oster (FabLab Aachen): VisiCut
Make software and hardware for laser cutters
Allow you to JUST PRINT from any app
Platform independent Linux, Windows, Mac
Stand alone laser operations
Jaap: "Why should using a laser cutter driver be more complicated than a normal printer?"
Postscript based CUPS printer driver using PSTOEDIT for conversion to gcode-like-file
VisiCUT, stand alone JAVA program for cutting
Embedded firmware inside the laser with TCP/IP, SD-card, I2C display and stepper motor drivers
MBED: LPC1678 cortex M3 ARM
Pololu steppers or external stepper driver
- inkscape with CUPS LAOS driver
- Visicut (stand alone)
Requirements for driver: Have users think about the materials.
Making Test is. Always helpful..
Optional printer driver is heful for ivdr
Software ToDo list: (Making LaOS more user friendly for general FabLab users)
* Add installer to CUPS driver for windows (NSIS?)
* Make Visicut more user friendly (remove some bugs, less popup dialogs)
Testing machine: HPC laser
LS3020 (~1500 euro)
but it can drive all kind of lasers (not only the cheap chinese ones)
Is there a SVG to SimpleCode script? If not, would this be usefull?
Visicut does this, but it sends the result to the Laser, it does not save it as a file.
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