Partially inspired by this comic: http://xkcd.com/908/, it's a storage device in the form of art, to store your information storage device. It's designed to be mounted on a wall, with a USB cord dangling down invitingly.

You need:
Laser cutter
1/4" plywood
Mass storage device
USB extension cable
Wood glue

I made it at TechShop!

Step 1: Design cover and box

Designed to fit a portable hard drive.
I've attached my .ps file.
That comic is one of my favourites from xkcd.
I have seen projects with laser cut cases similar to yours on the web.<br> <br> What software did you layout the interlocking edges with?<br> <br> I have seem many such box designs but no info on how to layout<br> the cutting design or the available software.
I actually just did it by hand in Inkscape after thinking it out... the kerf from the laser cutter was just right to make them fit together without any designed-in tolerances. I believe there is also a version of 123D make which will do this for you (though as far as I am aware, it is not yet released to the public). <br />Referenced here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Tea-Light-Candle-Holders/step1/3D-Modeling/
Thanks for the REF link. I made contact and am experimenting with the beta.<br> <br> It offers a way to automate finger joints. What a time saver.
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Love it! <br>I have always disliked the &quot;Cloud&quot; in favor of more physical (and local) storage. <br>
What kind of results have you had so far?
Awesome project! <br> <br>I want to make one with a retractable cord, now! <br> <br>And maby pixel art clouds. :P
Brilliant idea and awesome design :)

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