A quick easy way to make a customizable night light on a laser.
Access to Corel Draw (thanx TechShop)
Access to a laser cutter (thanx againTechShop)
A 1/4"X6" led strip (thanx lumenedge)
1/8" thick 24"X18" clear acrylic
1/4" thick 5"X24" wood (i used mahogany, no reason why)
- the picture shows more stuff, but I didn't need it all after all
I made this at TechShop
Step 1: design your night light
For my design I used Corel Draw. My daughter likes giraffe's, so I made my new grandchild a mom and baby giraffe design with her name at the bottom.
When I designed it, I wanted to make sure all the etching would be on the inside to keep the image clean and finger print free. Notice her name is spelled backwards so that when the night light is sandwiched together everything is facing the correct way. I split the giraffe's up to help the light get through the name on the bottom. I got my width from the led strip I bought and thought the height looked good at 8".