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  • MichaelD215 commented on amandaghassaei's instructable Laser Cut Record1 year ago
    Laser Cut Record

    line thickness is .001 (hairline). i've tried changing the color settings (both in the print output and changing the color of the vector paths), and experimented w/ all the available color variables one by one. I resorted to running a new set of .pdfs and keep getting the same thing - it prints only the final .pdf. (I am printing them individually. I've included the final .pdf (#13 - with the cut lines) along with a couple of other .pdfs (the ones that won't print). I'm using a Epilog Laser Mini 30w

    line thickness is .001 (hairline). i've tried changing the color settings (both in the print output and changing the color of the vector paths), and experimented w/ all the available color variables one by one. I resorted to running a new set of .pdfs and keep getting the same thing - it prints only the final .pdf. (I am printing them individually. I've included the final .pdf (#13 - with the cut lines) along with a couple of other .pdfs (the ones that won't print). I'm using a Epilog Laser Mini 30w. it is weird that one file will print, but not the others.

    ok - i think i have this figured out. !!! i set the 'numGroovesPerFile' down to 5 - It puts out 27 files instead of 13. It printed the last file (of course), but it also printed every file under 100k. It looks like ~100k is my cutoff point (my inner rings are 89k, my outer rings are 129k - 169k). My outer rings won't print, but inner rings print fine. The reason that my final file was the only one to print on previous tests, is that it was the only file under 100k. I'm going to keep experimenting. Thanks, Amanda!!!

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  • MichaelD215 commented on amandaghassaei's instructable Laser Cut Record1 year ago
    Laser Cut Record

    hi amanda, hi communityI'm having issues w/ getting the laser cutter to recognize all the .pdfs - It only cuts the final .pdf (the one w/ the cut lines), which prints the groves great. The laser cutter recognizes the files, but when I hit 'go' on the cutter, it immediately says 'Done'. As read in previous posts, I've tried the following to no avail:- I've restarted the laser cutter and resent.- I've changed the 'minDist' to prevent cutter stall- I've included the cut lines (inner circle/outer circle) in with other grove .pdfsCan't seem to figure out why it cuts the groves in the last file, but not any other ones. Any thoughts?Below is a pic of the final file where it included the groves - no other grove files will cut.

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  • MichaelD215 commented on amandaghassaei's instructable Laser Cut Record1 year ago
    Laser Cut Record

    Thanks, Amanda!I'm using the newest version of the code, and used your suggested fix of using static numbers and it worked!!I do have a new problem, though. The sketch runs and produces a .pdf w/ the lines - but the .pdf closes immediately (opens for not quite a full second). I've restarted the computer to clear out any bad juju, but it still happens. Any thoughts on that one?I'm using Processing 3.0.1 - newest one updated in October. Is there a legacy version that would work better?

    Hi Amanda, Nevermind on the .pdf questions above. I found them all in the LaserCutRecord folder.Now off to playing w/ lasers!!Thanks so much!

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  • MichaelD215 commented on amandaghassaei's instructable Laser Cut Record1 year ago
    Laser Cut Record

    Hi Amanda - I'm super excited about this code, but I'm running into the same error message as Jordan above. My .wav, .txt., .pde files are all in the same folder. The error is in line 66. Any thoughts? (my image is above in the reply to Jordan)

    Jordan, did you solve your problem? Because I'm getting the same error message.

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