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any software dealing with bitmap for arduino plotting or GRBL Answered

I want to build something like a CNC. But using a pen instead of CNC's drill so that I can use it to draw image. I searched a lot about G-code, but they are all for vectorgraph. So I need help if there is any software that can translate the bitmap to G-code? THANKS

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liquidhandwash

4 years ago

have a look here, it has everything you need

https://www.instructables.com/id/Printer-to-vinyl-cutter-hack/

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asygoogleliquidhandwash

Reply 4 years ago

thanks~ I had read it before but not put much attention.
This time I read again and it does have something useful
thank you~

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gmoon

4 years ago

A freeware draw program like Inkscape can convert bitmaps to vectors. See "trace bitmap" under the Path menu.

It's not foolproof, the paths usually need editing. But it's a good start. Inkscape can save objects as HPGL, DXF and other vector files that should be easy to use for plotters (that's what you're planning to build).

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asygooglegmoon

Reply 4 years ago

nice and it ‘s very kind of you.
I am reading some inkscape manual and it really works!