|This article may require cleanup. The specific problem is: Cleanup per Wiki todo. (June 2014)|
|Status||Good working order|
|Training link||See Hipster|
|Origin||Long term loan from Hipster|
== 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.
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.
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:
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.
You can heat press designs onto t-shirts using the heat press
Put something here about appropriate types, thickness, etc.
Old Vinyl Cutter
The old cutter is in the space but is not functional Equipment/VinylCutterOld