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Picture of Name Puzzle - Laser Cut
This is a great personalized present for a little one in your life. It is colorful, educational and very personal. Easy to layout, construct and paint. Laser cutting ensures a perfect fit every time.
 
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Step 1: Inspiration

Picture of Inspiration

My friend's daughter is coming up to her first birthday, so what to get for a one year old? I wanted to give something personal and unique. I have one of those names that you just can't find printed on coffee mugs or novelty license plates, so I know how exciting is can be to have your name emblazoned across a product.

In the end I combined the above thoughts and decided to make a colorful name puzzle, laser cut of course! This is a great little present that is personal, looks great on a shelf and is also educational. Read the steps below to see how it was made.

longyi.kim1 month ago
Great instructable!


Letter puzzles like that, by the way, are fantastic for autistic kids - they tend to be interested in puzzles already, and the shape familiarity of being able to manipulate the letter pieces dramatically improves their letter recognition, spelling and other pre-reading skills.
cgb222 years ago
Thanks for your design. You say you have some more designs but I can't find any links that work. What is the address for your open source design site please. Does anyone know of anywhere else that has some good laser-cutting designs apart from Thingiverse and cnc zone? Thanks everyone
jkuner3 years ago
Thanks! I made a test version at TechShop out of cardboard, worked great!

What font is this?

Thanks!