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by Eli Foster

Introduction

It's important for all of the technology kits to follow the same format.

  1. Search out the square, black jewelry boxes from Uline. Also find the sheet of stickers for AssetTiger that say Bucknell ECE Department, with a barcode and asset number on them. Remove the lid of the jewelry box. Take the next sticker in line and apply it on the bottom of the short edge of the base. Make sure that the bottom edge of the sticker is as close as possible to the bottom of the box. They don't need to be perfectly aligned or straight. This ensures that the stickers will be scannable with the lid on.
    • Search out the square, black jewelry boxes from Uline. Also find the sheet of stickers for AssetTiger that say Bucknell ECE Department, with a barcode and asset number on them.

    • Remove the lid of the jewelry box. Take the next sticker in line and apply it on the bottom of the short edge of the base. Make sure that the bottom edge of the sticker is as close as possible to the bottom of the box. They don't need to be perfectly aligned or straight. This ensures that the stickers will be scannable with the lid on.

  2. Find the page that you want to link to for the tutorial. Copy the Dozuki link and go to this specific QR code generator. Paste your link and either screenshot with the Snipping Tool or download the result once it comes up. If you directly download it, open the file in Windows' photo editor and crop the edges to match the exact edges of the QR code. Next, go on the Thunder Laser laptop and open Inkscape. Find the file titled Qrcodetemplate.svg and open it up. If not recently used, it's in Downloads->Tech kits. Change the text on top to the title of your kit. Make sure that the font is still Century Gothic, the letters have at least 10px of spacing, and that TUTORIAL is still capitalized.
    • Find the page that you want to link to for the tutorial. Copy the Dozuki link and go to this specific QR code generator. Paste your link and either screenshot with the Snipping Tool or download the result once it comes up. If you directly download it, open the file in Windows' photo editor and crop the edges to match the exact edges of the QR code.

    • Next, go on the Thunder Laser laptop and open Inkscape. Find the file titled Qrcodetemplate.svg and open it up. If not recently used, it's in Downloads->Tech kits. Change the text on top to the title of your kit. Make sure that the font is still Century Gothic, the letters have at least 10px of spacing, and that TUTORIAL is still capitalized.

    • Export the file as a .png (very important, otherwise Lightburn will treat it as lines and not engrave properly), and make sure that the exported line around TUTORIAL has a much thicker stroke than was in the preview.

  3. Open LightBurn and import both of your files that you dowloaded or exported. The .svg template has the size of almost exactly the jewelry box. Click on the QR code (no whitespace around it, remember) and resize it with a locked aspect ratio to 1 inch on both sides. Then drag it into the tutorial box, trying to make the top and bottom gaps even. If not possible, you can resize it slightly (hold control to keep the aspect ratio). Lightburn should recognize both imported images as one image layer. If it says that it'll be cutting lines, something went wrong. The jewelry box cardboard is a little thinner than the usual Maker-E stock. Accordingly, use 400 speed and 15 power for all engraving.
    • Open LightBurn and import both of your files that you dowloaded or exported. The .svg template has the size of almost exactly the jewelry box.

    • Click on the QR code (no whitespace around it, remember) and resize it with a locked aspect ratio to 1 inch on both sides. Then drag it into the tutorial box, trying to make the top and bottom gaps even. If not possible, you can resize it slightly (hold control to keep the aspect ratio).

    • Lightburn should recognize both imported images as one image layer. If it says that it'll be cutting lines, something went wrong. The jewelry box cardboard is a little thinner than the usual Maker-E stock. Accordingly, use 400 speed and 15 power for all engraving.

    • Turn on the Thunder Laser and put your box in the workspace. Sometimes the lid can slide around with the air coming from the laser, so putting a magnet in the bottom of the box and putting the lid on top can help. Do all the other normal laser cutter procedures like nozzle distance, origin, etc.

    • Since the template is the exact size of the jewelry box lid, set the origin of the Thunder Laser as close to the top left corner of the lid as possible. Make sure that the box is square from the laser cutter's point of view, or else the engraving will come out crooked. Frame the engraving to make sure it fits, and send the laser cutter away!

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James Howe

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