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Some example results:


EpilogZing 6040

The Lasercutter EpilogZing 6030 is a 40 Watt CO2-Laser.

Dimensions: 609 x 304 x 197 mm

Note: With floor-piece hight is only 130mm (required for cutting)

3mm HDF

Variable Engrave (Raster) Cut (Vektor)
Speed 58% 50%
Power 50% 100%
Freq 2500 Hz 2500 Hz

Example EpilogZing Printer Settings

4mm fleece

(example cut)

Variable Engrave (Raster) Cut (Vektor)
Speed 100% 100%
Power 36% 62%
Freq 5000 Hz 5000 Hz


Variable Cut thin paper Cut thick paper
Speed 30% 100%
Power 6% 25%
Freq 2500 Hz 2500 Hz


Variable Engrave
Speed 24%
Power 100%
Freq 2500 Hz

Change "Rastermuster" to "Stucki"!

Example EpilogZing Printer Settings

Trotec Speedy 360

Trotec Speedy 360


Variable Cut 4mm MDF Cut 5mm MDF
Power 80,00 100
Velocity 1 3
PPI/Hz 1000 1000
Runs 3 2

Tools is an online and Inkscape plug-in with ready-to-use, fully parametrized generators for various boxes.

This script installs all requirements using chocolatey, python-pip and downloads boxes-py to serve it locally on Windows 10:

``` ps1 title="run_boxes-py.ps1"

Requires -RunAsAdministrator

Install/Update tools

if (!(Test-Path "(env:ProgramData)\chocolatey\choco.exe")) { Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol -bor 3072; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('')) } choco install -y python git

Install/Update boxes

boxes = "\boxes" if (Test-Path boxes) { git --work-tree=boxes --git-dir=$boxes.git pull } else { git clone $boxes }

Install dependencies

python -m pip install --upgrade pip pip install -r $boxes\requirements.txt

Run Boxes

Start-Process python $boxes\scripts\boxesserver Start-Process http://localhost:8000

One-liner executing the code above:

``` ps1
iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))

If you have everything you need in place and just want to start run this command from the main folder of, then open http://localhost:8000


pip install -r "boxes\requirements.txt"
python "boxes\scripts\boxesserver"


apt-get update
pip install -r "boxes/requirements.txt"
python3 "boxes/scripts/boxesserver"

Project Ideas

Further ressources and links to pages for templates and ideas:


Laser cutter & CNC