Engraving Text with your MyDIYCNC Desktop CNC Machine
This is a quick and easy tutorial about engraving text with your MyDIYCNC Desktop CNC Machine. There are many ways to do create GCode from text, but we're going to start with perhaps the easiest way, and in subsequent tutorials we'll show other more complex methods.
Here are some examples (on brass and aluminum) of engraving that we've done using this procedure.
In this tutorial we will use DeskEngrave which is a nice and simple, free program for Windows (although we've run it with Wine on Linux) for creating GCode or DXF files from entered text. You're not going to engrave paragraphs with this method, but you can follow this process to create quickly-engraved words, names, phrases and small sentences in a straight line or on a curve.
What you need: