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Not a native Linux application so I dunno if it matches your use case, but the driver and control software "Laser engraving machine K4 V2.2" that was bundled with the printer on a USB stick works fine with Wine! I'm running Debian Bullseye/Sid and I'm using version 5.0 of Wine. I started with installing the driver simply by running wine driver.EXE ...


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I just found https://github.com/aquamorta/kkengraver: This software is intended to be used with a KKMoon laser engraver (3000mW). It comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. It may or may not work with an other kind of laser engraver. Some good internet guy/girl reverse engineered the communications and dropped it into a nice Python script - web server included.


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First of all, Fred's answer is very well but some more items to note, and a different way to fix them using blender. After opening blender, deleting the box with entf and importing the Wavefront .obj, I changed to edit mode and started inspecting the colored areas for artifacts and what they were. Layered surface only areas The top feathers are made up from ...


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I believe you've identified the primary problem with this model. The single surface features are going to interfere with printing this object. The image above is the result of loading the model into Autodesk Netfabb. The red segments are reversed normals, but also single surface components. There are others, visible when rotating the model. One portion is ...


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This is a case of Atwood's Law. Remember that TinkerCAD runs entirely in your web browser. If your Raspberri Pi can browse the web, you can do basic 3D modeling. Similarly, there is an online slicer available at cnc-apps.com — probably others, too. If you can browse the web, you can slice an STL to create gcode suitable for most printers. It's free to use (...


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The answer is "yes", but it depends on what hardware you have, what operating system you are using, and what software you want (or need) to use. I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB of memory, and I am running a 32-bit version of Raspberry Pi OS. I have been able to install the following software from the Raspberry Pi OS repositories, but not ...


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Dimensions if they differ, maybe endstop offsets and possibly a different thermistor type.


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I think @Trish answered your question more specifically, but an alternate route (that I think its simpler assuming you don't mind the learning curve) is using Blender. Rather than creating an svg in a different software and having to go from something like photoshop to inkscape to tinkercad to your printer software... Blender could do most of that in one ...


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Traditional paper printing has the model where a document is sent through a driver to convert into instructions in a generic control language, such as PCL, PostScript/PS, XPS, or UFR. The resulting commands are spooled (queued as a group) by the computer to the printer, which then renders it to paper. 3D printing uses a similar process: a model is sent ...


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FDM Slicers are not proprietoryexceptions apply Most commonly uses Slicers are generally not locked to manufacturers or models. Creality's slicer is a variant of Cura, Prusa Slicer is a (further developed) variant of Slic3r. You can slice models for almost any G-code reading 3D Printer with any of the 4. The question at the first startup or installation is ...


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3D files differ greatly in size and what they contain: STL STL Stereolithography files were invented by 3D Systems to store surfaces. Originally it used ASCII text to store information by naming triplets of vertex positions for each triangle (facet). Since that got too large, newer STL are Binary, which is quite smaller. Many programs can export them, their ...


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If a general-purpose compression tool using a good compression algorithm, such as 7zip or gzip (for linux and command line enthusiasts) is not providing good compression it is not likely that your files can be compressed very much. This applies to a wide variety of binary files beyond just 3D print files. There is always a fundamental limit on compression ...


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I have a similar machine and you won't find a Linux software to control it. You won't find a Windows software either, except the one shipped with the machine. I sniffed the traffic on the USB port and the control is proprietary. The good news is the included software runs on Wine, but I did not get to serve the COM-port to the program. Under Windows, the ...


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Meshmixer has various measuring tools for STLs as well


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If you're running Windows, MS 3D Builder has a measuring tool and may already be installed on your machine.


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