During this summer I have volunteered to assist the Sustainable South Bronx (SSX) organization learn how to use their fablab equipment. At their studio near Hunts Point, SSX has an Epilog Mini 24 laser engraver and cutter, a Roland MDX-20 3D plotter, and a Roland GX-24 vinyl cutter.
I am charged with setting up the 3D plotter and vinyl sign cutter (the laser cutter is already set-up), then developing a written and video tutorial and a few sample projects for each of these devices. I already know how to use the laser cutter, so that tutorial has been coming along nicely.
Next week I’ll shift my focus to the 3D plotter. I will have a lot of work ahead of me – I’ll have to learn how to set-up the machine, and then run several jobs on it to get a good sense of how it works so that I can develop the tutorials. Lastly, I’ll do the same for the vinyl sign cutter.