After my last Instructable on making a laser-cut lamp, I wanted to create a clearer step-by-step guide. As long as you've got a computer that can run a vector software package you'll be able to achieve some very cool results.
If you prefer to skip the Instructable and just get making, feel free to download the .eps files I've already created.
Let me know how you get on!
Step 1: Stuff you'll need
A steady hand
Ribbon/String/Cord/Twine - we used elasticated ribbon
Ponoko Inkscape templates
Step 2: Finding images
Good images to look out for have simple shapes and outlines. They also have nice clean backgrounds. This will help make things easier :)
Save the image or images in a folder on your computer. You'll be using these later.
Step 3: Download and open Inkscape
Once you've downloaded the Inkscape application, follow the installation steps.
Once you've installed it, open up Inkscape so it's ready for the next step...