Software

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We use open source or free software for our machines where ever possible.

100W CO2 Boss Laser

  • RDWorks is available for free download through the Boss Laser website. The link is labelled “LaserWORKS V8” and is located here.
  • LightBurn is my go-to software for the laser. It is installed on the dedicated laptop at the laser and is free to use at the shop. If you want to install it on your own computer there is a $40 licensing fee to use it after the free trial ends.
  • Both RDWorks & LightBurn are installed on the laptop at the laser.

CNC Router

  • Vetric “V Carve Pro” is available to download and use at no extra cost through a makerspace agreement with Vetric. This program is amazing and has numerous tutorials available on Vetric’s webpage.
  • OpenBuilds Cam – used to create shapes and paths
  • OpenBuilds Control – used to control the CNC router and is installed on the dedicated laptop at the machine.

CNC Plasma cutter (coming soon)

  • OpenBuilds Cam – used to create shapes and paths
  • OpenBuilds Control – used to control the CNC router and is installed on the dedicated laptop at the machine.
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