Inkscape is wonderful for lots of things and the person from
Maker ( via Hack a Day) has made this wonderful box extension for inkscape
to be able to type in the size of box and thickness of material that
you are using to be able to generate wonderful slotted boxes.
I told it I wanted a 1 3/4" box and with the click of a button
it gave me a pattern that fitted together wonderfully after
I took in the Make the Cut (did a fuse and weld so all lines
in each piece were joined) then cut using 3mm funfoam.
You will find the extension HERE at Maker
You then download and unzip.
Find where you have your Inkscape folder
You find the share folder click on that
Then the Extensions folder and click on that then drag
and drop the Boxmaker.inx and the Boxmaker.py
into that folder.
It is now ready for you to open inkscape .
You will find Laser and then click on that and to tabbed
box maker and click on that
and then you will get the box pop up .
NOW I did not know what these things did really so
I used Maker example to work out what to do .
Clicked apply and I got this on my screen
Then took that too Make the Cut where I found that
each side of each box was lines not joined so I then
went to fuse and weld turned to top tolerance and
Then you end up with a cut file all ready to cut
I Cut mine out of fun foam. I spent nearly 4 hours trying
to get the Zing to cut the fun foam changing force with not much
luck. (but I did get one cut but was not neatly cut )
THEN I searched the net to find that on the KNK Zing yahoo group
in the Database section Sandy has a wonderful list of settings
used to cut LOTS and lots of things and one of them was fun foam
I wish i had looked there 4 hours earlier as the settings
were not what i would have guessed in a million years
BUT THEY WORKED
HERE is a Fantastic list of settings for all types of materials to cut
Well worth joining the yahoo list if you have not already
Thanks for the easy to follow instructions. At long last something to use my stockpile of fun foam.
Could you provide an alternative download link? the site seems to be down... Thanks
this is the only link i have for it as it is not mine but seems to be working now
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