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

Saturday, February 1st

  1. Pi Jam
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Where: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N Warson Rd, Olivette, MO 63132, USA
    • AR will have two tables. Feel free volunteer!
      "Hands-on science, tinkering, and robotics for the whole family. The annual Raspberry Pi Jam brings together students, educators, makers, scientists and community members of all ages interested in the world of scientific innovation and robotics. The Raspberry Pi microcomputer is a technology used by educators, scientists, and hobbyists to construct low-cost hardware and software engineering tools. Features hands-on science and engineering tinkering at a variety of stations with fun for all ages."

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  2. RoboMo Meeting @ SLSC
  3. RoboMo After Meeting Workshop

Sunday, February 2nd

  1. Super Bowl of Destruction
    • Start time: 04:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Super Bowl of Destruction

      Everyone is invited to come to the Arch Reactor for the Super Bowl of Destruction. We will have the football game on our big screen for everyone to watch. Not interested in football? Don’t worry, we also throw this party as something for the non-football enthusiasts. As a hackerspace, we use this time to breakdown all of the donations that are no longer usable or fixable. We have hard drives, computers, printers, server equipment, and more! Come join the mayhem and destruction! Bring a Super Bowl snack to share. We had some great food last year.

      Destruction starts at 4pm on Sunday, February 2nd at Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave. 63103.

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  2. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

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  3. Open House
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come hangout with us and see what Arch Reactor is all about.

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Tuesday, February 4th

  1. Business Meeting
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Officer reports, Announcements, Event planning, and other business.

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Friday, February 7th

  1. 2600 Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Arch Reactor is proud to host the only St. Louis 2600 meeting. All 2600 meetings are open to the public. Visit stl2600.org for more information regarding topic.

      More details about 2600 can be found at http://stl2600.org

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  2. First Friday at Science Center - Mighty Ducks

Saturday, February 8th

  1. 8th annual Robot at Technology Expo