Safety First: Ensure workspace is free of fire, electrical and other safety hazards. Be aware of all safety issues when cutting materials with a laser. Always have a fire extinguisher on hand
Power on the laser and all of its components.
Ensure that: - The laser is powered and the boot up cycle begins on the screen. - The cooling system is connected properly and water is flowing through the tube. - The air compressor is powered and exhausting air to the laser head. - The exhaust system is on and vented into a safe location.
Connect to RetinaEngrave 2.0 software using your machine’s touch screen to copy the software IP address into your favorite browser. The Wired IP address is displayed at the bottom of your touch screen.
Import your design and adjust power and speed settings. Double check settings including the number of passes and cut order.
Insert material into the laser bed. Use the focus tool to adjust to the top of the material. Focusing should be done each time a new material is introduced.
Use the “Perimeter” function to ensure that the file will fit within the cutting area. Adjust accordingly.
Run the job file. Do not leave a job running unattended.
Import the included files and cut all the pieces from their respective materials. This file contains vector cuts, vector markings.
After all the pieces have been vector marked and vector cut you will want to set aside the main body of the Draw Buddy aside.
Now you can focus on the assembly of the Draw Buddy base.
When starting to assemble the base you will want to locate three pieces this shape.
Take these three pieces and notch them into the three bottom notches on the large base pieces. These can be set in place with a small dab of superglue.
Now you can put the last cross member in the top notches.
Finally add the side brackets. These are both made up of two pieces that slot together and then go into the T shaped cut outs on the side of your main base pieces. Some superglue should be added for a strong bond.
Now you have places to store your dry erase markers with your draw buddy.
Now be creative and have fun!
Minimum Requirements: 40W
Raw Materials:Rowmark's Dry Erase White Message Board