I’m designing a cucoloris (or “cookie”) that I hope to eventually make on the CNC Router at the Milwaukee Makerspace.
The image above was exported from Inkscape. I started with a few basic shapes and filled a rectangular area about 20″ x 30″ with them, rotating and resizing a bit for some variance. (I’m still not 100% pleased with this, so I’ll probably keep tweaking it.)
I can export a DXF from Inkscape and (supposedly) that will go into CamBam which is the controller software the router uses, and a G-code file will be produced from that. I’m hoping once I see that G-code file, I may be able to create it directly from Inkscape in the future, but right now I’m just hoping to get a file that works and cut some wood.
This should be a fairly simple project. It’s pretty two-dimensional, just cutting shapes out of a thin piece of wood. There’s a few more ambitious projects other members are talking about, but I’m a simple man with simple needs for a simple cookie… at least for now. :)