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Laser Manual

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*Do not laser your body.
*Wear laser safety goggles if you are running the laser with the cover open, for some reason. But don't do this.
** You don't need safety goggles when using the laser normally.
 
=== Techniques ===
 
==== HowTo: Load your image for laser cutting ====
 
To send your gcode (cut) or png (etch-and-cut) image to the linux machine that runs the laser:
 
# scp your image to your account on shell.hacklab.to. This puts your image somewhere the laser can get at it.
#*On Windows, the best program for this is WinSCP. You can get it here: http://winscp.net/eng/index.php)
#*On linux, run this (eg) from the command line: <code>scp supernerd@shell.hacklab.to :thisismyimage.png</code>
# At the laser machine, open a terminal.
# Navigate to the graster directory, and run graster on the image. Graster will generate both a cut job and an etch job from the image.
== Converting Files ==
See: https://github.com/IgorYeremin/fusion-postproc
 
 
== Getting your files on the laser ==
 
To send your gcode (cut) or png (etch-and-cut) image to the linux machine that runs the laser:
 
# scp your image to your laser.hacklab.to. (You must be on the members WiFi or Ethernet network)
# *On Windows, the best program for this is WinSCP. You can get it here: http://winscp.net/eng/index.php)
# *On linux, run this (eg) from the command line: <code>scp thisismyimage.png hacklab@laser.hacklab.to:~/myfolder/</code>
 
Alternatively, you can use a USB drive. There should be one plugged into or hanging off the front of the laser computer.
 
== Hardware Overview ==