Video: Set Up Otherplan to Mill SVG Files on the Othermill

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on Jul 9, 2015 2:41:00 PM

What’s an .svg file? Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) is a common image file format. Unlike raster image files (like .jpg, .gif, and .png) that store images in grids of colored pixels, .svg files store image information as lines and shapes. As such, they can be scaled to any size and still look perfectly sharp, unlike a .jpg, which may look fuzzy and pixelated when scaled up.

More importantly, because .svg files store shapes instead of pixels, Otherplan can turn the shapes into toolpaths, which you can then cut on the Othermill.

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Topics: How-To, SVG Files, Tutorials, Videos, Stamps, Otherplan

We're Going to Maker Faire

Posted by Martine Neider on May 16, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Maker Faire, here we come! 

Come find us at Maker Faire and check out our little machine. Maker Faire is a huge and amazing congregation of folks who like to make things. If you’re in Northern California and you’ve never been, we highly recommend it.

Othermill demos will be going on all weekend at our booth, and we’ll be having a great time. We’re also bringing fancy new machines (no hints, you’ll have to go find them to see what they are) at the Synthetos and Motorola booths; be sure to look for them.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, San Francisco, Events, Stamps