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Drawing with Gcode

It took me a lot of time, web searches, trials and errors to find a way to convert a bitmap image into a nice Gcode tool path.
I have tried many things including extruding a greyscale image into a 3D mesh and then extract its first slice using Axon/Skeinforge.
But this method, like many others, produced very poor results...

...until I found out there is a pen-plotter project for the Makerbot called "Unicorn".

Inkscape plugin

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Just magic !

Doing searches on the web, I found that little python script.
It's aimed to print lampshades from grayscale images on a Makerbot.


If it works on a Makerbot it should also work on a Rapman. So let's try that...

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