Introduction: Original Button

This is Original Button using a laser cutting machine.

Title     : Let's make an original button
Detail  : make button with the illustration of the freehand drawing
Target : the person who is not good at a PC, Computer beginners,Little child,and so on...
Required time : 2 hours
An aim:
  The person coming for the first time in f.Labo interest in manufacturing in f.Labo
  Width of the originality opens in "the illustration of the freehand drawing becoming the button" and "painting with one's favorite color"
Point that an undertaker thinks of :
  Distribute The staff who makes data for processing and The staff who does laser material processing
  Time for processing is 2-3 minutes, so participant can enjoy the processing time without being too long

Original Button

Step 1: Things to Prepare

Environment :
  Desk to be able to draw an illustration on
  The outdoor space that can use spray
  Laser material processing machine

material : transparence-colored acrylic board(I recommend 2mm)

The tool which a participant uses :
  design paper
  Acrylic plate
  Oily color magic

The tool which the staff uses :
  laser cutting machine
  Clear spray (possible in painting use)
  Trial product to introduce to a participant

Print design paper and process the plate beforehand.

Step 2: Design

Because scan it later,  acquire a color black well.

Step 3: Coloring

Paint an acrylic board with the oiliness magic of the color that wants to make a button.

Step 4: Making of Data for Processing

1. Scan design paper
2. Make black and white in PS
3. Choose the outline of the frame partially and copy it 
4. Reject pasting in Illustrator
5. Reduce in 40% and merge the direction
6. Autotracing and am expanded
7. Match a position with data for processing
8. Do it centering on the center point of each button, and reverse it to the vertical direction

Step 5: Processing

The plane where I painted in a color is the face.

Step 6: Coating

Coat it with spray not to discolor.

Step 7: Finished Goods


controlledwrinkles made it! (author)2013-04-03

Very well presented Instructable, and your resulting buttons are lovely.

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-04-08

Oh, thank you!

Edgar made it! (author)2013-02-19

Nice Instructable, and could be used also for Restoration, of old model Radios and Cars, with some more pieces.
A note about it went to my Blog.
And also, notice, on this day's Post, a very good Translator, it is better, because it will translate a word or phrase, as used on many examples, on many different texts:

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-19

Thank you for a publication to blog. I have taken screenshot for joy(^^)

good Translator? Me?
When I show the thing which I made online, I feel that I want to convey trifling movement or technique necessary to make it exactly.
So I want to become good at English...

craftyv made it! (author)2013-02-17

I really like these buttons and the idea of design/make your own. I realise the piece was translated but I personally found the language and descriptions to hard to follow. I am very "arty, crafty but quite technically challenged. Please show us if you make any, I love them.

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-17

Thank you for your comment.
And I apologize for my broken English (_ _)
I am the staff of the facilities with a laser cutting machine.
I thought that the digital manufacturing would be difficult for the person who did not like a PC.
Therefore I thought that it should be introduced the digital manufacturing by opening the workshop that the illustration of the freehand drawing and a favorite color became the button.

craftyv made it! (author)craftyv2013-02-17

Your reply is much appreciated. I wish I could attend a workshop. Very interesting.

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-18

You're welcome. It is my worth doing that there is the person who shows interest like you. Thank you!

Kjata1013 made it! (author)2013-02-18

These are awesome! Thank you for posting this.

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-18

I am very happy that you were glad!

snehavenus made it! (author)2013-02-17

the instructions are not clear :(

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-18

I am sorry that my English is so bad.
Is it a trip to make data?
When I have time, I review it and want to renew it.
Thank you for pointing that out.

smodi1 made it! (author)2013-02-17

Wow these are great.... really great

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-18

Everybody has a lot of wonderful ideas, and I feel that it is splendid every day!

gr8gran67 made it! (author)2013-02-17

I love them, I just wish I was talented enough to make them.. :-)

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-18

You're very kind.
Everybody enjoys that they make it with an original idea !

Lindie made it! (author)2013-02-17

Very nice!

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-17


csergi made it! (author)2013-02-14

very beautiful

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-14

Yes, the participant has many splendid ideas(^^)

ChrysN made it! (author)2013-02-13

Those are so cool!

SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-13

You're very kind.
I am a lecturer of this workshop.
It makes me very happy for participants to enjoy this workshop!

emilyvanleemput made it! (author)2013-02-13


SaoriSHINYAMA made it! (author)SaoriSHINYAMA2013-02-13

Thanks a lot (^^)

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