Monday, 20 May 2013

Teeny Hilbert Curve


Following on from the teeny text I wanted to see what kind of resolution I could get out of the laser. I chose the Hilbert curve as a nice little test pattern as it starts in one corner ends in another and has 1 single continuous line running across it. The first piece was straight off the drawing board and for whatever reason was 23mm wide. It cut perfectly except a slight blank patch at the start where the laser presumably was turning on


The second attempt was shrunk to 15mm wide and again is clearly well defined.


The final test piece was 10mm wide, each of the lines was cleanly etched into the material but the grain of the wood started to make it harder to see. I'm pretty impressed though and will be looking to do more things on a small scale shortly.