Unfortunately I've noticed some error of verifications. I don't know if it means it didn't work
avrdude: verifying ...
avrdude: verification error, first mismatch at byte 0x7f00
0xff != 0x09
avrdude: verification error; content mismatch
avrdude: safemode: Fuses OK (E:00, H:00, L:00)
avrdude done. Thank you.
Then launch minicom in one terminal
minicom -D /dev/tty.wchusbserial14310
Then send this g-code commands from another terminal
# This one should select "Draw mode"
echo "E2" >> /dev/tty.wchusbserial14310
# This one should select "servo mode"
echo "A0" >> /dev/tty.wchusbserial14310
# Then I tried some simple command but nothing works
echo "G1 X10 Y0" >> /dev/tty.wchusbserial14310
Could you help me understand what I'm doing wrong?
@njhollett Just extract the files from EleksMaker InkScape Plugin.zip and copy the extracted files in plugin folder to the inkscape\share\extensions\ folder. Maker sure you are not running Inkscape or you will not see it in the extension menu. Once done start Inkscape and you should see it appear in the extension menu. I hope this helps you.
I solved the problem for now.
You can see the result in the "Christmas theme laser engraving works awards collect 12.7 - 12.24".
I converted the jpg with Corel Photopaint to b/w-bitmap.
The conversion of the details was much better than with the path conversion from Inkscape.
I cutted the picture with the mask function in three pieces with the same hight and a small overlap.
There were no problems to open the bitmaps with EleksCam.
I had to choose the outline mode and set the same hight for all three pieces an the job was done
without further problems. the fit of the pieces was perfect.
Nonetheless it would be interesting to know what exactly happens in Inkscape when you cut out a
piece of a picture, save it as a new picture and there is still the whole original picture like a "invisible ghost"
in the background.
Perhaps we can get eleksmaker folk to post updated version of plugin with correct scaling value for newer inkscapes? I want to imagine the issue is on inkscape's end and some internal changes as to how scale works recently (at least from all my googling). I could test if the scaling works when reducing inches by the same ratio in a few days.
I would call this pretty close. Few steps I would alter. Put your stroke to .1mm otherwise your image size will be off. Also move your image to 0,0 on the x y positions. That way when you dxf it your image isnt in negative space. Some programs wont like that.