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Using the Laser cutter with an Imported SVG File

Operating the Software

1) Export you SVG file out of your favorite image editing program. Make sure that it is NOT COMPRESSED.
2) Open Corel Draw x4
3) Open your SVG file
4) Assuming your file is correct, click the Blue Square w/ White Arrow. This will open up the engraving / cutting program.
Notes:
- The different color shapes are different 'layers'
- The blue dot is the 'origin' of the file. You can change the location of the origin with the X feature.
- You can click and drag to select different layers.
5) Double click each layer to change the settings associated with the layer
Notes:
- Engraving will cut a specific amount of the closed object.

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Documenting my adventures with the ESP8266 wifi module.  

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I backed the 1Sheeld (yes that's spelled correctly) on kickstarter and it arrived today.  Was very easy to get working, though bluetooth seemed a little unstable with my galaxy S3, but my old S1 worked great.

Manager: Michael Kuba
Premise: Use an Arduino, pressure sensor and other parts to create a customizable boost guage.

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Manager: Gregory Hill
Team: Gregory Hill
Premise: Tweeting cookie jar for help with dieting.

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Manager: George Fetters
Team: Derek, Andrew, Travis, Chris, Amberly, Deech, Gene, and many others...
Premise: Create a 3D scanning platform, install opensource 3D software for Kinect and take it to the Archon Convention to get some awesome scans.

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Manager: Derek Seigler
Team: George, and a cast of may others ...
Premise: Take an old RC car that has outlived its usefulness, add an arduino possibly a motor controller, a sensor or two and build an Atonomous vehicle that can navigate a basic track.

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Manager: Kim
Team: Bob
Premise: Portable low cost letterpress.

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