Laser Engrave a Photo

this is a rough draft brain dump, feel free to add to it, including adding more software methods.  I'll clean it up later

Paint.net method

https://www.getpaint.net/

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/8415-unsharp-mask/

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/18811-ed-harvey-effects-v-40-2012-02-13/

crop first, then resize to desired print size.  400 DPI recomended.
Adjustments, levels, move the center Output slider up to wash out the color, .33 worked for mine
Effects, Unsharp Mask:  30, 20, 6
Effects, Photo, Sharpen, max it
Effects, Stylize, Halftone: line, angle 0, adjust rest for effect
save as jpg, high qiuality
import to lasercad/raycam
set BMP Engrave to speed 1000, power 20% (big laser), mode X_swing
add your shapes for cutting border
run in 2 sessions, engrave first, then cut later.
set focus about 2mm higher than you normally would, run the engrave only.  
set focus normal, taking care not to move the workpiece, run the cuts only.
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Agenda

Tomorrow

  1. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 11:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

      Tours available for new comers!

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Tuesday, October 26th

  1. Intro To CAD
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Introduction to 3D modeling using parametric, feature-based modeling programs. We'll be using OnShape for this class, as it is free for hobbyists and web-based, but the concepts transfer well to other similar programs such as Fusion 360.Before the class, sign up for an OnShape account here: https://www.onshape.com/en/products/freeBring a laptop, preferably with a mouse. The space's laptops will also be available if needed. Class will also be available on Jitsi: https://meet.jit.si/AR_Tuesday

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Wednesday, October 27th

  1. Board Meeting - Online

Friday, October 29th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.https://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/

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Sunday, October 31st

  1. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 11:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

      Tours available for new comers!

    • View this event in Google Calendar