This page will always be a work in progress. Here is an example of highly portable-radical-imperative documentation for the use of our laser-cutter.
Tutorial for laser-cutter (laser-cutting like demining / Blind laser-cutting.
Sotware action chain. 0 - Your are in the Fablab Digiscope. 1 - Locate the machine-room. 2 - Go to the machine room. 3 - Locate the Epilog laser-cutter (it's written on it). 4 - Position yourself in front of the laser-cutter. 5 - Locate the Windows computer on the right side of the laser-cutter. 6 - Locate a chair in front of the Windows computer. 7 - Seat on the chair in front of the computer. 8 - Locate the computer. 9 - Locate the computer's mouse. 10 - Locate the computer's keyboard. 11 - Locate the computer's screen. 12 - Open the graphic design software Corel Draw X6 (vectors only). 13 - Draw your design in Corel Draw. Or import a file you made into Corel Draw (usb only). 14 - To laser-cut drawings, you need black hairlines and no color. 15 - To raster/engrave designs, you need "none" lines and red color. In progress... Hardware action chain 01 - You are back in front of the laser-cutter. 02 - Locate the laser-cutter's switch button, on the left side of the laser cutter. 03 - Push the switch button "on". 04 - Locate the table underneath the laser-cutter. 05 - Underneath the table, you see a fume extractor. 06 - Locate the green switch button on the fume-extractor (front side). 07 - Switch the green switch button "on". 08 - Locate a small compressor on the floor, on the left side of the fume-extractor. 09 - Locate the black button (left side). 10 - Push the black button "on". 11 - Put ear protections on your head to protect your ears. 12 - Locate the laser-cutter window's handle. 13 - Grab the handle. 14 - Open the laser-cutter's window. 15 - Put your wood or acrylics sheet inside the laser-cutter, against the rulers. 16 - Look at the laser-cutter's display. 17 - Around the display, you see a group of buttons/commands. 18 - Locate button 9 (Laser Pointer). 19 - Press button 9. 20 - Now you see a red dot coming from the laser head on your material. 21 - Locate button 8 (x/y off). 22 - Press button 8. 23 - On the display you see "X/Y Off? GO/STOP". 24 - Locate the green "GO" button (on the right on the display). 25 - Press the green "GO" button. 26 - On the display you see "X/Y Disabled" 27 - Motors are now disabled. 28 - Look inside the laser. 29 - Locate the X and Y axis arms. 30 - Move the axis arms manually. 31 - Place the red dot on the up-left corner of your sheet of material. 32 - Locate button 7 (set origin). It's on the right on the display. 33 - Press button 7. 34 - Now your origin is set. 35 - X and Y axis are now engaged. You can't move them manually anymore. 36 - Close the laser-cutter's window. 37 - Now You go back to the computer. 38 - You go back to the Corel Draw window. 39 - Hit ctrl+p. 40 - A dialog box opens with many tabs. 41 - Locate the Preferences button (on the right). 42 - Click on the Preferences button. 43 - A new dialog box opens. 44 - Locate the DPI parameters (left side). 45 - Select the value of DPI you want between 75 and 1200 DPI (resolution of the cut). 46 - Locate the Job Type parameters. 47 - You can vector-cut, raster-engrave, or vector-cut+raster-engrave at the same time. 48 - Locate In progress...