So after a really bad start to my Wednesday this week, I received my GF in the afternoon and was able to set it that night. My biggest concern was that it was going in the spare room on the second floor where my computer is in the basement.
Well with the WIFI and the fact that you press the button on the GF to begin printing, that really made me feel better and less concerned about the distance. Now, it’s the only exercise I get, running up and down the stairs for positioning and then printing.
So his name is Eitri after the dwarf that created Mjolnir, Thor’s Hammer. I wanted a different name but a buddy of mine beat me to it. Eh, no worries. This is just as good a name.
We only printed on thing the night I got it to make sure that everything was working. My BF, Bryon, used the tablet to print the Founder’s Ruler. He accidently futz the size so it’s not correct but, hey! It’s still awesome!
His comment afterwards was “Here is the most expensive ruler you will ever own.” Shame I can’t use it.
The weekend gave me a chance to start printing other things and start to navigate Inkscape. I will also be using Fusion 360 but don’t have anything started there yet.
In this first photo, I have the ruler, the keychain and then a celtic cross made in Inkscape.
Then I have the first Trace project with one of my daughter’s recent pieces. When I first saw it, I knew it was going to be the first one under the laser!
Then I wanted to try out the photo engraving so below, I have a picture of my dad when he was in the Army and my mom in her HS graduation picture. I didn’t change anything on dad’s photo since it was already black and white but mom’s was in color so I applied different filters until I found one that wouldn’t blend the background into her gown.
Going to do more designing today so not sure if I will be printing more but i am having fun!