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Using a laser cutter to make etched glass coasters, glasses and CHOCOLATE

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I made these at TechShop, an amazing place with several outposts in the US. It's a production shop with tools for metalworking, woodworking, industrial sewing, vinyl banner cutting, electronics and arduino, laser cutting and more: http://www.techshop.ws

Step 1: Glass coaster in laser

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* I got a local glass shop to make me some 6" x 6" coasters with little non-skid circles on the bottom and created a 5" x 5" design in Adobe Illustrator.
* I decided to put the design on the underside of the coaster so it wouldn't get dirty when it was used, so I flopped the design so it was backwards and would be right-way-round from the top.
* I put the design on a flash drive, transferred it to the computer attached to the laser and opened the file.
* I adjusted the settings for glass, hit Print and started the laser.
 

pretty

makermike2 years ago
Great suggestion about putting the design on the bottom of the tile. I made some on ceramic and the design disappears if it gets wet or greasy.
Cool! Love the designs you chose, did you draw them up?