The laser are was done in vector form and GCODE was created in Inkscape.
TSP – or the Traveling Salesman Problem asks the following question: “Given a list of cities and the distances between each pair of cities, what is the shortest possible route that visits each city exactly once and returns to the origin city?” Wikipedia
This artwork is created by turning an image into a dot pattern. Then using a Traveling Salesman algorithm to connect the dots, then have a pen follow that path. Lighter and darker regions are created by differing point densities.
We will have some tutorials about how to make these soon!
The print head and extruder were off my old Makerbot Cupcake, then we just strapped it to the arm and went on our way.
We have many new 3d prints coming soon so stay tuned!
This was a quick test with only 5 lines of GCode. It worked better than I would have imagined. More to come