I had just learned how to operate the Epilog Helix Laser Cutter and Engraver at the Tech Shop and thought a toy car would be a fun way to test my new skills in a limited amount of time.
Required Tools and Materials:
Thin wood plank - I used 1/4" x 5" x 10" plywood scrap
Bamboo Skewer or wooden dowel
Drill and Bits
Laser Cutter with drawing software.
Step 1: Create Drawing and Cut With Laser
First you need to draw your car body and 4 wheels in a drawing program like Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator.
Be sure to draw in windows. Also make small holes for the wheel centers and axle mounts on the body.
I made one wheel with the hub hole and copied it three more times. I drew the top car and copied it as well so all parts would be the same.
Cut parts out with the laser.
Sand rough edges smooth.