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kibodwin

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laser cut gingerbread cathedral
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:36:13 AM »
From hackaday;
https://hackaday.com/2019/06/16/a-laser-cut-gingerbread-cathedral/https://hackaday.com/2019/06/16/a-laser-cut-gingerbread-cathedral/


Members of Sector67 tried their hands at laser cut gingerbread houses. The Madison, Wisconsin based hackerspace is using the tabbed box method of assembly for the corners of the structure. They’ve also put up a bunch of information about laser settings and published the recipe used to mix up a sheet of gingerbread. This quite a bit more info than was provided with the project we saw a couple of weeks back.

The initial designs were made in Inkscape and then transferred to Corel Draw before heading to the cutter. They’ve got a 150W machine and found that a speed of 15 worked well when the speed was set to 100, with a corner speed of 60. The raw dough was rolled out to 1/8″ thickness. Possibly the best tip coming out of Sector67 is to lay 1/8″ dowels on either side of the dough. This way the rolling pin will stop when it hits the dowels resulting in the best possible uniform thickness. As reported in the previous project the odor generated while cutting is not the most pleasant. But we love the fusion of lasers with the age old process of building with cookies and decorating with candy.


another 'material' to try out!!! Does is smell of burnt cake??
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Re: laser cut gingerbread cathedral
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 02:53:13 AM »
"They’ve got a 150W machine and found that a speed of 15 worked well when the speed was set to 100, with a corner speed of 60."

150W is that right?  Enough to cook the gingerbread!

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kibodwin

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Re: laser cut gingerbread cathedral
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 12:45:13 AM »
I might give this a go with my 30W K40!!
the gingerbread will have to be thin though!!
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Re: laser cut gingerbread cathedral
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 12:08:57 PM »
Is there a typo in "found that a speed of 15"? Should speed be power?
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