There is a solar eclipse coming up on July 11th and we often try to punch a series of holes in an opaque sheet to spell out a simple message that will be projected on the ground underneath the sheet.
Laser cutting might do a much cleaner job. I'm thinking of an opaque sheet - 1/8" ABS? - around 8 x 10 inches (not critical) with a short message spelled out with characters that are composed of a series of dots. If the characters are 2 inches tall maybe the dots are about 1/8" diameter.
I looked for a font that would produce a suitable file, but didn't find anything.
So, any ideas on how to generate this without tediouly laying down the dots one by one?