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Inkscape Tutorial – Easy Map Creation for Laser Engraving!

 

In this episode, we will be showing you the easy way to create maps for laser engraving various projects. This is supper simple and best of all uses free resources! As we will use mapstyle.withgoogle.com/ to create a customized map and Inkscape (a free vector design program: inkscape.org/ ) which we will use to the raster screen captured image to an SVG.

Also be sure to check our Ortur Laser Resource Page: diy3dtech.com/ortur-laser-resource-page/

Our Preferred 450nm laser safety glasses: diy3dtech.com/Professional_Violet_Blue_Laser_Safety_Glasses

Must have G8 replacement lens: diy3dtech.com/G8-Laser-Lens

3D Printable Ortur Large Format Laser Upgrade Parts:
-Leg Retainers: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4487570
-Cable Management: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4488811
-Laser Focus Knob: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4487510
-Laser Air Assist: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4575561

Other useful parts:
-9mm x 0.5mm lens barrel tap: amzn.to/3ld5CpA
-Slicone tubing for air assist: amzn.to/2Qd8xAh
-Small Air Compressor: amzn.to/3iZ5nfU

SVG Grid: diy3dtech.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Ortur_Grid_02.zip

Ventilation Components:
-4 Inch Desktop Hood: amzn.to/3eETmcI
-4 Inch x 25 Foot Hose: amzn.to/2OyhXp1
-4 Inch Blast Gate: amzn.to/3eDxjDh
-4 Inch In-Line DC Fan: amzn.to/2CkUuFp
-4 Inch Adjustable Clamps: amzn.to/397sjWv

Preferred Control Software (LightBurn): lightburnsoftware.com/

Also if you want to learn more about laser safety, we have linked a PDF form Laser Vision which we recommend as well as their products too: diy3dtech.com/guide-to-laser-safety-glasses/

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