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In the latest CRAFT video, Meg Allan Cole details the construction of a silhouette portrait wall hanging using Adobe Illustrator and a computer-controlled electronic cutter.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Jenner/60301757 Matthew Jenner

    Ilustrator is $$$.  Lets see this done with some opensource software like Inkscape

    • http://sternlab.org Becky Stern

      The use of the tools is very similar, and the machine’s own software supports .dxf files, so by all means use Inkscape. Like many projects here, we just used what we had.

    • http://sternlab.org Becky Stern

      The use of the tools is very similar, and the machine’s own software supports .dxf files, so by all means use Inkscape. Like many projects here, we just used what we had.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Jenner/60301757 Matthew Jenner

    Ilustrator is $$$.  Lets see this done with some opensource software like Inkscape