ICDF 2016 : 2nd International Conference on Digital Fabrication
Mitsuhito Ando, Kiyoshi Suganuma, Takayuki Ito, Kazuhiro Jo,
ofxEpilog: An openFrameworks addon for controlling an Epilog laser
cutter, ICDF 2016 : 2nd International Conference on Digital
We describe ofxEpilog which enable people to control a laser cutter of
Epilog in real time. ofxEpilog is an addon of openFrameworks, an open
source C++ toolkit for creative coding. With the addon, people could
directly send their image object to a laser cutter through Ethernet.
By alternating the generation and transmission of the command of
cutting, the addon could sequentially control a laser cutter in real
time. In this paper, we introduce our initial trial of a dynamic focus
(z-axis) control and discuss our upcoming challenges.