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| name = Vinyl cutter <!-- Name of the item. -->
 
| image = VinylCutter7.jpg <!-- Image of the item. Leave with placeholder image if none exists. -->
 
| model = Unknown <!-- Model -->
 
| category = Equipment <!-- Main category. Please leave alone to keep item in this category -->
 
| subcat = Office equipment<!-- Sub-category if one exists. Please check main listing to see other categories contained within the main one -->
 
| status = Good working order<!-- Set to one of; Good working order, Faulty, Out of order, Under construction, Out of consumables, Scrapped, or Unknown -->
 
| consumables = Unknown <!-- Any items used up in normal operation, such as; ink, paper, saw-blades, cutting disks, oil, etc.. -->
 
| accessories = Unknown <!-- Any items associated with the equipment but not consumable, such as; drill bits, safety gloves, goggles, etc.. -->
 
| reqtraining = Yes<!-- Is training required to use this equipment? Yes or no. -->
 
| trainlink = See Hipster<!-- If training is required, provide a link to training signup or contact page. Otherwise leave blank. -->
 
| acnode = <!-- Is the equipment ACnode locked? -->
 
| owner = Hipster<!-- Provide a link to owners members page if other than LHS -->
 
| origin = Long term loan from Hipster<!-- If via pledge, please link to the completed pledge page on the wiki -->
 
| location = <!-- Floor, room/zone and location within that area -->
 
| maintainers = Hipster <!-- NO LINKS PLEASE; it currently breaks the template. If someone is nominated as managing the upkeep of this item, please list them here. -->
 
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Revision as of 14:41, 15 June 2014

Vinyl cutter
VinylCutter7.jpg
Model Unknown
Sub-category Office equipment
Status Good working order
Last updated 17 February 2019 13:02:11
Consumables Unknown
Accessories Unknown
Training requirement Yes
Training link Vinylcutter_Training
Owner Hipster
Origin Long term loan from Hipster
Maintainers Hipster


Training

Training is run by Velyks on Fridays, notices of training sessions will be put on the mailing list. Training schedule can be found here

Data

== TRAINING NEEDED BEFORE USE ==

  • Max. Cutting Width: 610mm
  • Cutting Speed: 10-800mm/s
  • Cutting Force: 10g-500g
  • Page with more info
  • Setup info

After some time not working on it the vinyl cutter/plotter is now working perfectly in linux.

There are no more signal drops that were happening in windows.

The drivers are on the Whittenstein usb card that is attatched to the machine. DO NOT HACK THE CARD.

Instructions:

download inkscape, move items in the driver folder from USB card into: /home/.config/inkscape/extensions

Run inkscape and should be there under extensions, cutter/plotter.

One thing you have to do though is chmod the USB port:

   sudo chmod 0777 /dev/ttyUSB*

Where * is the USB port number

There is more on the linked website and the readme folder on the USB.

Message hipster or find him for help or any issues that arise.

Regards, Hipster

Software

The vinyl cutter will happily take HPGL piped over serial, what you use to make the HPGL is up to personal preference.

If you choose to cat an HPGL file directly to the USB serial device, consider adding a carriage return after each semicolon so that you don't buffer overflow the cutter.

Protip in vi:

:s/;/;\r/g

Inkscape can export as HPGL, and has plugins for both Linux/OSX (InkCut) and Windows (Inkscape CAMM-GL) to help fine tune cuts.

The latest development version of Inkscape is suggested (>= 4.9) as this has many more advanced options for HPGL exporting including tool offsetting, overcutting, and direct-to-serial printing.

T-Shirts

You can heat press designs onto t-shirts using the heat press

Consumables

Put something here about appropriate types, thickness, etc.

Suppliers:


Old Vinyl Cutter

The old cutter is in the space but is not functional Equipment/VinylCutterOld