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Laser Engraved Infographics for Aquaponics Teaching

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Laser Engraved Infographics for Aquaponics Teaching by AquaponicsLab Dec 1, 2016

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The "Aquaponics infographics" is a educational series to make the understanding of the technique easier and intuitive. Every infographic has two versions:

  • The Colourful one with extended information [ For a selection of high quality photos check: https://goo.gl/XEjkhn ]

  • The Black and White for laser engraving at your local Fab Lab [There are more than 1000 locations spread by over 78 countries]

In our blogs there is extra info about the infographics: http://aquaponicslab.org/blog/

Files Included:

  • PDF file - Ready for laser cutting [With hand cut outs for easy holding]
  • SVG file - For Editing [Please leave AquaponicsLab.org logo and the disclaimer]
  • Colour Images for Normal Printing [Check our blog for more options: https://goo.gl/XEjkhn]

--------------------Laser cutting Guidelines [For Epilog 40w mini]--------------------------------------

Material Choice for best results:

  • Type: Plywood [High Sap Content Preferred]
  • Thickness: 3mm

Video on how to set up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyBCxz3jGlk

Option A: Raster Settings [Low Quality]:

  • Time: 40 mins
  • Speed: 50%
  • Power: 100%
  • Dithering: Brighten
  • DPI: 400

Option B: Raster Settings [Good Quality]

  • Time: 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Speed: 60%
  • Power: 100%
  • Dithering: Brighten
  • DPI: 600

Option C: Raster Settings [Best Quality]:

  • Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Speed: 80%
  • Power: 100%
  • Dithering: Brighten
  • DPI: 1200

Vector Cutting (Equal for option A, B and C):

  • Speed: 14%
  • Power: 100%
  • Frequency: 500 Hz
  • DPI: 600

Laser Cutter Used:

Brand: Epilog
Model: Laser mini
Power: 40w
Bed Size: 600 x 300 mm

Licensing Info:
2016 by AquaponicsLab.org
Other than organisational logos/brands/trademarks, all content on this document is
licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

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Infographic to learn about Aquaponics

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This material can be use as part of a lesson plan.

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