After taking my first laser cutting class at TechShop, it's time to experiment. I'm modifying a design to laser cut a pendant for the window.
this is my original drawing (created in illustrator)
remove the color fills and make sure all black edges are connected (all the parts need to be connected)
decided to put a circle around the bee..
file ready for the laser cutter.. notice that I made and extra copy and added a small circle for hanging on the top. also made the "edges" .001 inch so that they would cut
Sending a file to the laser cutter. One of the big challenges (for me) is making sure to get the correct settings for the material being cut. My first test was on 3/16 inch mat board.
woo hoo! It's great to see the work being created.
After the first successful output test, I tried the same file on different materials, scraps of wood and acrylic to see how they turn out.
I made it at TechShop at Menlo Park! A great place.