Before you start designing any project you need to consider a couple of things,
- First the thickness of the material that is available will affect parts of your project. For this project I'm going to use 3mm acrylic. You can use what every size you have as long as your laser cutter can cut it, and you make the tabs and holes the right size.
- The size of the laser cutter is also very important, will your project fit inside the laser cutter and will it cut the thickness of the materiel you have.
Just a little about house keeping, you are going to end up wilt a lot of files, One of the first hings you should do is make a folder with your projects name and put everything to do with your project in that folder. Each project needs is own folder as if a file are missing or in the wrong place it can lead an error which you could lose all of your work.
Ok lets get started, click on the first photo and use the arrows to follow along