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Boxes.py

"Boxes.py" is an online and Inkscape plug-in with ready-to-use, fully parametrized generators for various boxes.

Boxes is great for laser cutters that are powerful enough to cut through wood:

Sofar I tested cuts with these fiberboard types:

  • 2,5 mm MDF
  • 3,0 mm MDF
  • 3,0 mm HDF

With these laser cutters (both work well):

This is a script I wrote to install and run boxes locally on Windows 10:

One-liner executing the gist I created:

iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://gist.githubusercontent.com/FullByte/f0140dda330ffb19cee4e0cf24a0cdfd/raw/5b81224d02959514b65c4216ee585c1cfa1b2861/%25E2%2580%258B%2520Start-Boxes.ps1'))

This is the script to get all the requirements installed, download the code and run a local webserver serving boxes py:

#Requires -RunAsAdministrator

# Install/Update tools
if (!(Test-Path "$($env:ProgramData)\chocolatey\choco.exe")) { Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol -bor 3072; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1')) }
choco install -y python git
python -m pip install --upgrade pip 
pip install Markdown lxml affine

# Install/Update boxes
$boxes = "${PSScriptRoot}\boxes" 
if (Test-Path $boxes) { git --work-tree=$boxes --git-dir=$boxes\.git pull }
else { git clone https://github.com/florianfesti/boxes.git $boxes } 

# Run Boxes
Start-Process python $boxes\scripts\boxesserver
Start-Process http://localhost:8000

Project Ideas

Everything

Laser cutter & CNC

Devices

EpilogZing 6040

The Lasercutter EpilogZing 6040 is a 40 Watt CO2-Laser.

Max size: 600mm x 300mm.

3mm HDF

Engrave (Raster):

  • Job Type: Raster
  • Speed: 58%
  • Power: 50%
  • Freq: 2500 Hz

Cut (Vektor):

  • Job Type: Vector
  • Speed: 50%
  • Power: 100%
  • Freq: 2500 Hz

!(epilog-zing-printer-settings)[_epilog-zing-printer-settings.png]

4mm fleece

Engrave (Raster):

  • Job Type: Raster
  • Speed: 100%
  • Power: 36%
  • Freq: 5000 Hz

Cut (Vektor, Example Cut):

  • Job Type: Vector
  • Speed: 100%
  • Power: 62%
  • Freq: 5000 Hz

Trotec Speedy 360

4mm MDF

  • Power: 80,00
  • Velocity: 1,00
  • PPI/Hz: 1000
  • Runs: 3

5mm MDF

Power: 100 Velocity: 3 PPI/Hz: 1000 Runs: 2

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