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README.md

README.md

💥 laser-vis 💥

Project:

A Laser Cutting Visualization Prototype, and many experiments.

People:

  • Sarah Kushner - PhD Student at DGP, University of Toronto
  • Arjun Chhabra - Undergraduate Research Assistant at DGP, University of Toronto
  • Alec Jacobson - Assistant Professor at DGP, University of Toronto

Directories:

  • /before-and-after-photos/
    Photos of materials (mostly Baltic Birch plywood) before and after they are laser cut. To do analysis on the effects of the laser cuts, including: scorching, lightness and darkness of cuts, curvature of vector cuts, color of raster cuts.
  • /cross-hatch/
    An OpenCV program that takes an image (photograph) and produces a cross hatched image representation of it, suitable for laser cutting.
  • /curvature-time-test/
    A collection of small tests and timings to determine whether the laser cutter slows down for parts of the vector with high curvature.
  • /image-analogies/
    An implementation of the 2001 paper Image Analogies by Aaron Hertzmann et al.
  • /photon-computing/
    A MATLAB program to compute, visualize, and compare the ranges of laser cutter settings and their effect of the number of photons per square meter hitting the material.
  • /resources/
    Research Papers and Laser Cutting Information
  • /webpage/
    A mockup of the tool I want to exist: a canvas for editing, and a preview and settings for laser cutting.

Laser cutters:

⚠️ Trotec Speedy 400 flex
⚠️ Universal Laser Systems Versalaser