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Achieving the Highest Amount Ever in Japanese Crowdfunding!

  On June 14th, 2016, 11pm, the two-month-long crowdfunding ended. Total amount collected was 60,195,000 yen, and the number of people who joined was 1,037. Thank you so much for all of your support! We truly appreciate your support.   The total amount of 60,195,000 yen marked the highest amount ever on READY FOR and… Read more »


Laser cutter with Raspberry Pi 2 and monitor

We attached “Raspberry Pi 2 Model B” and “Raspberry Pi 7 inches monitor” to our product “Smart Laser Mini” (Laser cutter) Previously we attached RP2 to the laser cutter “ (see “Laser Cutter with Raspberry Pi 2”). So this time we attached 7 inches monitor for the “Smart Laser Mini”. Cut the acrylic and made… Read more »


Laser cutter with Raspberry Pi 2

Previously in Laser Cutter with iPad and Raspberry Pi we used laser cutter using Raspberry Pi. However, it turned out that starting GUI on Raspberry Pi and opening a browser at the same time is too heavy to carry out a regular operation. This time, finally we got the “Raspberry Pi 2 Model B”, so… Read more »


Laser cutter with iPad and Raspberry Pi

Regarding the Smart Laser Mini software Smart Laser Mini software is able to work with various OS operation environments such as Windows,Mac,Linux..! Smart Laser Mini software is separated with server side and the browser side In the same way as the general Web services.The server side is Python, and the browser side is HTML,CSS,JS Normally,the… Read more »


Connecting Google Chrome to Raspberry Pi

Connect Google Chrome to Raspberry Pi Hello! This time, using an extension of Google Chrome “Secure Shell”, and describes how to connect with SSH to the Raspberry Pi. Secure Shell is SSH connection software to install and use the Google Chrome.It can be easily connected in the same setting, even a different PC by installing… Read more »


Development software using Raspberry pi

Development software using Raspberry pi Hello! Are you interested in developing software? We are going to explain how to develop software using Raspberry Pi. First, install NetBeans to windows computer using remote development function and It will develop over the network to the Raspberry Pi. Programming language is C/C++. Setting Raspberry Pi Connect Raspberry Pi… Read more »


Raspberry Pi : 2.8 inches touch panel monitor

Raspberry Pi : 2.8 inches touch panel monitor Hello guys, we are going to introduce about Raspberry Pi : 2.8 inches touch panel monitor! Raspberry Pi is able to use remote control with many kinds of commands such as ssh command. But If the net work is out of service or initial setting time,It will… Read more »


Let’s have a break!

Hello guys. Japan is totally feels like fall season now. We enjoy Osmanthus fragrans smell in outside. We engraved “Asanoha” on polypropylene sheet for making a table small sheet using Desktop Laser Cutter (Smart Laser Mini). Raster processing F1300, 100% Takes 10 minutes to engraved. After engraved, I draw along any shapes with oil-based pen… Read more »


Spider and Carp appeared on black polyester film sheet

Raster processing with “Carp” and “Spider” image data files on black polyester film sheet using the Desktop Laser Cutter “Smart Laser Mini” Usually Japanese people uses black polyester film sheet putting on the car window for less sun light. Also you can enjoy to put the sheet on your house windows and definitely beautiful It… Read more »


Making a name plate : Vector sculpture on plywood

Vector sculpture on plywood We made a name plate using the desktop laser cutter ” Smart Laser Mini” on plywood. Vector sculpture Settings We made a data file by Inkscape. Please refer to the following manual how to make it. How to make SVG data file Setting “eggbot_hatch” is here Atch angle 0.0 Hatch spacing… Read more »