Procedures and results for power, speed, and frequency settings on the MICA dFab Trotec Speedy 300 Laser Engraver
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iafl-2014fall-laser-materials-settings

Procedures and results for power, speed, and frequency settings on the MICA dFab Trotec Speedy 300 Laser Engraver

Contributing

First, Fork this Repository on GitHub

Click the fork button in the upper righthand corner of this page on GitHub.

This should create a new repository at https://github.com/YOURUSERNAME/iafl-2014fall-laser-material-settings.

Next, Clone your Repository on the Desktop

Click the "Clone in Desktop" button in the right-hand sidebar on your repository's page.

Create Folders for your Results

Open the folder where you cloned the repo and create a folder structure like:

  • LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME
    • MATERIALNAME_MATERIALTHICKNESS
      • test_1
        • settings.txt - the settings you used for the first 6 test colors and the results of running test pattern on your material.
        • results.jpg - photo of the results of your test run
      • test_2
        • settings.txt - the settings you used for the second 6 test colors and the results of running test pattern on your material.
        • results.jpg - photo of the results of your test run
      • test_... - make more test folders if needed

You can use the example folder structure and settings.txt files in McGuire_Marty/ as a template.

Run Your Laser Experiments

As described in the class notes.

Commit and Publish Your Results

Use the GitHub Desktop application to create a new commit with your changes. You should see your new commit show up in the "Unsynced Commits" list.

Click the Sync button in the upper-right hand corner of the GitHub Desktop window.

Submit a Pull Request

Back in your web browser, on your repository page, you should see a link to "Create a Pull Request".

Click that and fill out the request info. This will send me a notification that your results are ready to be added to the repository with everyone else's.

Once I see the Pull Request, I'll review it. I'll either respond with comments for changes I'd like you to make, or I'll accept the Pull Request, merging your results in.