laser cut labels
by mattvenn, published
makes cool laser cut labels for platic storage containers.
why this is cool:
- you can use this to make your own DXFs. The SVG->DXF pipeline seems to work well on the Bristol Hackspace laser cutter.
- you could link this program to a spreadsheet and automatically cut your own labels as you add new items.
- a good laser cutable font. I recommend this one 'Stencil Gothic JL'
- an old version of pysvg: http://code.google.com/p/pysvg/downloads/detail?name=pysvg-0.2.1.zip&can=2&q=
- some python modules that can query ttf fonts: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/TTFQuery and http://sourceforge.net/projects/fonttools/?source=dlp
- an up to date version of pstoedit http://www.pstoedit.net/
then run from the command line
for a single label
./makeLabel.py --text "tape"
for a sheet, use a newline separated file of text
./makeLabel.py --file labelfile
full options listed by
latest version always on github: https://github.com/mattvenn/cad/blob/master/hackspace%20labels/makeLabel.py
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