Instructables: exploring - technology - acrylic - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:40:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Tracker/
DIY Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SMALL.jpg pdaniel7 Introduction We aim to introduce young students to engineering and teach them about solar energy; by having them build a Helios as part of their curriculum. There is an effort in engineering to push energy generation away from the use of fossil fuels and towards greener alternatives. One option for ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:42:23 PDT
Engraved Acrylic with LED Lights at MauiMakers! http://www.instructables.com/id/Engraved-Acrylic-with-LED-Lights-at-MauiMakers/
Engraved Acrylic with LED Lights at MauiMakers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/97FR/HYR3G9G9/F5397FRHYR3G9G9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/97FR/HYR3G9G9/F5397FRHYR3G9G9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/97FR/HYR3G9G9/F5397FRHYR3G9G9.SMALL.jpg mauigolightly This project was created during the Maui Makers “Dremel Build Day” with the help of some awesome Maui Makers (Brian, Lorayne, Laura, Jerry, and everyone else in attendance!). I learned how to use the Dremel rotary and multi-max tools and came home with some fun new art!Bonus... Hurricane Iselle and ...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:25:57 PDT
Arduino-powered LED Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-powered-LED-Clock/
Arduino-powered LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/Z5DT/HYSIRXOE/FI9Z5DTHYSIRXOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/Z5DT/HYSIRXOE/FI9Z5DTHYSIRXOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/Z5DT/HYSIRXOE/FI9Z5DTHYSIRXOE.SMALL.jpg NextFab A fun, simple LED clock, that will give you the time to the nearest half hour using single-color LEDs. Parts needed are as follows: Arduino Nano 400 tie-point Breadboard Ribbon Cable DS1307 RTC IC 32.768 kHz Crystal (12) 10mm LEDs (12) 180 Ohm resistors (2) 10k Ohm resistors 0.1" spaced, 12 wire ri...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:32:12 PDT
LED Nametag http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Nametag/
LED Nametag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/HJ3K/HY5Y2X5N/F4GHJ3KHY5Y2X5N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/HJ3K/HY5Y2X5N/F4GHJ3KHY5Y2X5N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/HJ3K/HY5Y2X5N/F4GHJ3KHY5Y2X5N.SMALL.jpg janth As a part of the Helle Koepfe-workshop for kids we designed some nametags, such that each kid could make their own led nametag at their short visit of the FabLab Aachen. Therefore ist shouldn't be too complicated, fast to build, not too expensive, and has to be awesome... at least that were the requ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:53:06 PDT
3D Printed Blooming Flowers http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Blooming-Flowers/
3D Printed Blooming Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/6LWL/HX1WDCK4/FRT6LWLHX1WDCK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/6LWL/HX1WDCK4/FRT6LWLHX1WDCK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/6LWL/HX1WDCK4/FRT6LWLHX1WDCK4.SMALL.jpg MikaelaHolmes These creepily beautiful pod blossoms grew out of my desire to create a flower that would open and close with mechanical actuation. I was playing with a tentacle shape that two fellow Pier 9 Artists in Residence (Andreas Bastian and Anouk Wipprecht) had been experimenting with. I created many diff...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:24:45 PDT
Making a great LED triangle http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-great-LED-triangle/
Making a great LED triangle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/UOC6/HX1WB92D/F3QUOC6HX1WB92D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/UOC6/HX1WB92D/F3QUOC6HX1WB92D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/UOC6/HX1WB92D/F3QUOC6HX1WB92D.SMALL.jpg scanlime Triangles are cheap these days. Your mobile phone can draw ten million of them in a second, and they'll be quite alright. I wanted to build something different. A triangle capable of being very dim or very bright. A triangle with tangible edges, a precise geometric lattice around soft pats of warm l...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:22:48 PDT
Build your own Mini Arcade Cabinet with Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Mini-Arcade-Cabinet-with-Raspberry-/
Build your own Mini Arcade Cabinet with Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MUHZ/HWNU6G3E/FMLMUHZHWNU6G3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MUHZ/HWNU6G3E/FMLMUHZHWNU6G3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MUHZ/HWNU6G3E/FMLMUHZHWNU6G3E.SMALL.jpg rbates4 The Porta-Pi Mini Arcade is a desktop-sized, fully functional, mini arcade cabinet measuring just under 13 x 9 x 10 inches (HxWxD). This Porta-Pi Arcade turns your Raspberry Pi in a mini arcade machine. Of course you could stuff any other retro console inside, but the RPi is so versatile, powerful ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:49:18 PDT
Upcycle an old speaker system into a modern and see-through one! http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-an-old-speaker-system-into-a-modern-and-se/
Upcycle an old speaker system into a modern and see-through one! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/RBGF/HUA4WUS0/FJSRBGFHUA4WUS0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/RBGF/HUA4WUS0/FJSRBGFHUA4WUS0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/RBGF/HUA4WUS0/FJSRBGFHUA4WUS0.SMALL.jpg Damutsch Some of you may know that I made a monitor with a plastic stand out of an old laptop lcd which I use to play on my playstation! The only downside is that because it used to be a standalone monitor, it doesn't have internal speakers! I normaly use my headphones anyway, to not disturb the misses but I...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:28:26 PDT
Minimalistic Acrylic Wallet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-Acrylic-Wallet/
Minimalistic Acrylic Wallet. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SMALL.jpg cmusch How to make a minimalistic acrylic wallet at Techshop Chandler. Materials -1/8" acrylic  -Size #33 rubber bands Optional -Kyrlon Fusion spray paint -Painters tape -Cardboard Design your wallet. Start by measuring out a credit card (or whatever you want to go inside your wallet). A typical cre...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:36:19 PDT
Acrylic Skeleton Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Skeleton-Clock/
Acrylic Skeleton Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1TYC/HUDEP3YI/F981TYCHUDEP3YI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1TYC/HUDEP3YI/F981TYCHUDEP3YI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1TYC/HUDEP3YI/F981TYCHUDEP3YI.SMALL.jpg benmurton This is a clock made fully out of acrylic! This was originally was my year 13 mechanical engineering college project, we had to research, design and build a project for a stakeholder, this including lots of recording so there is no shortage of photos. the use of acrylic for a main building m...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:19:35 PDT
Blue DOOM key - Memories from childhood http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-DOOM-key-Memories-from-childhood/
Blue DOOM key - Memories from childhood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/D7ER/HS18DFE3/FO0D7ERHS18DFE3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/D7ER/HS18DFE3/FO0D7ERHS18DFE3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/D7ER/HS18DFE3/FO0D7ERHS18DFE3.SMALL.jpg Psycosisnine Wolfenstein and Doom were my first PC video games, back in the Era of 486 and Pentium PC running DOS or Windows 95/98. And I've always wanted to design some kind of memento of my childhood. I happen to have some pretty awesome tools at my disposal, A full spectrum 5th Gen hobby laser and a portabee ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:03:13 PST
Backlit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Backlit-Sign/
Backlit Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SMALL.jpg HeWhoMakesStuff I was commissioned to build a sign for a friend. I was given the text, (Strong Independent Woman Needs No Man) and a price limit of 100$. I had recently bought a Silhouette Portrait and wanted to use it to create the text. I also wanted to work with the flexible LED strips I had found. I pulled toge...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:50:34 PST
Creating Stacked Acrylic Landscapes from Digital 3D Topography http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Stacked-Acrylic-Landscapes-from-Digital-3/
Creating Stacked Acrylic Landscapes from Digital 3D Topography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/QJ20/HRPSZMPX/FBPQJ20HRPSZMPX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/QJ20/HRPSZMPX/FBPQJ20HRPSZMPX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/QJ20/HRPSZMPX/FBPQJ20HRPSZMPX.SMALL.jpg katrusso This is an Instructable about a piece I made recently at the Tech Shop in San Jose, CA. (Website here!) The piece, titled "Mementos," began from the feelings I get when moving away from a place or city that I have grown attached to. I was inspired by the historical habit of keeping a lock of hai...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:46:40 PST
Glowing Nameplate http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Nameplate/
Glowing Nameplate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/WDCR/HPZMQ0DH/FWGWDCRHPZMQ0DH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/WDCR/HPZMQ0DH/FWGWDCRHPZMQ0DH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/WDCR/HPZMQ0DH/FWGWDCRHPZMQ0DH.SMALL.jpg Ehawk67 Christmas presents for the whole family. Unique wood base and personalized acrylic LED nameplates crafted using a Epilog laser etcher and cutter. Everyone loves them. I made it at TechShop. www.techshop.ws Set up image and run the laser I start by drawing the cut out line for the laser cutter i...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:38:28 PST
Lomography: Build your own 35mm flash! http://www.instructables.com/id/Poormans-Flash-For-Lomography/
Lomography: Build your own 35mm flash! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/1WTW/I10JEQ9U/FHC1WTWI10JEQ9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/1WTW/I10JEQ9U/FHC1WTWI10JEQ9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/1WTW/I10JEQ9U/FHC1WTWI10JEQ9U.SMALL.jpg pocholox8 What's up fellow makers? Today, we will be making a flash for your diana lomography camera when you are on the cheap. Another awesome addition in my flash is that you can change the color of the flash! awesome right? and If you guys noticed, some of my pictures have a touch of lomography-esque effec...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:06:54 PDT
How to Make a Mini Compressed Air Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Compressed-Air-Turbine/
How to Make a Mini Compressed Air Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/7EAU/HJKC76MY/FMM7EAUHJKC76MY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/7EAU/HJKC76MY/FMM7EAUHJKC76MY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/7EAU/HJKC76MY/FMM7EAUHJKC76MY.SMALL.jpg fozzy13 In case you didn't know this yet, compressed air is pretty awesome.  With simple mechanical systems - pumps - energy can be stored and used for an infinite amount of applications.  What I like about compressed air is how simple and accessible it is.  Anyone with a bike pump can start moving air to g...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:04:49 PDT
PixelBrite http://www.instructables.com/id/PixelBrite/
PixelBrite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/GBBW/HJ3AV2XL/F7UGBBWHJ3AV2XL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/GBBW/HJ3AV2XL/F7UGBBWHJ3AV2XL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/GBBW/HJ3AV2XL/F7UGBBWHJ3AV2XL.SMALL.jpg LeoneLabs I originally started this project because I wanted to recreate the scene in the movie the Close Encounters of the Third Kind where the humans are communicating with the Mothership via a huge color organ. So I glued various bits of software together and made some prototypes and before I knew it I was...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:47:49 PDT
Design a laser-cut Spirograph-like toy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-design-a-laser-cut-Spirograph-like-toy/
Design a laser-cut Spirograph-like toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/812L/HI3TYD3H/FTV812LHI3TYD3H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/812L/HI3TYD3H/FTV812LHI3TYD3H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/812L/HI3TYD3H/FTV812LHI3TYD3H.SMALL.jpg safay I loved playing with the Spirograph drawing toy as a kid. The mesmerizing shapes that a Spirograph makes are called hypotrochoids, which have some interesting mathematical properties. I decided to design my own hypotrochoid-drawing-machine toy as one of my first lasercutter projects at Ace Monster T...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:43:33 PDT
Acrylic Shield Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Shield-Holder/
Acrylic Shield Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/FIRK/HHS9U6PF/F2VFIRKHHS9U6PF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/FIRK/HHS9U6PF/F2VFIRKHHS9U6PF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/FIRK/HHS9U6PF/F2VFIRKHHS9U6PF.SMALL.jpg MikeTheMaker When you have a project on display and need to keep little fingers out, an acrylic shield is useful.  This project uses 3D printed brackets to mount the shield to a plywood base. Parts: Acrylic  I used 1/4 inch thick, 2 sheets 18 inches by 48 inches and 2 sheets 18 inches by 36 inches   estreetplas...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:50:50 PDT
Lasered Dragonfly and Flower Clock (with epic detail) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasered-Dragonfly-and-Flower-Clock-with-epic-deta/
Lasered Dragonfly and Flower Clock (with epic detail) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/V0MZ/HH2VYIF8/FKLV0MZHH2VYIF8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/V0MZ/HH2VYIF8/FKLV0MZHH2VYIF8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/V0MZ/HH2VYIF8/FKLV0MZHH2VYIF8.SMALL.jpg ruthinator Using the laser to get a LOT of artistic detail. Made it at techshop! subject matter First, I decided I wanted to make a fancy clock, after tossing around a few ideas I decided on this image. It is a Japanese woodblock print by Hokusai. I happened to already have this black and white outline of ...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 20:18:52 PDT
Ice Cube-Unread Email Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cube-Unread-Email-Counter/
Ice Cube-Unread Email Counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/5NLC/HHJO9INS/F6F5NLCHHJO9INS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/5NLC/HHJO9INS/F6F5NLCHHJO9INS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/5NLC/HHJO9INS/F6F5NLCHHJO9INS.SMALL.jpg trumpkin Digging into the vault of never fully documented projects, I found this and decided to make an Instructable on it. Doing this mostly by memory, I might have missed some things. Let me know if you see any errors. This is a project that displays how many unread email messages you have. It also display...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:09:44 PDT
Laser Cut Acrylic Rose with Etched Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Acrylic-Rose-with-Etched-Base/
Laser Cut Acrylic Rose with Etched Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/9P4W/HH2W0940/F059P4WHH2W0940.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/9P4W/HH2W0940/F059P4WHH2W0940.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/9P4W/HH2W0940/F059P4WHH2W0940.SMALL.jpg Lcartier Hello everyone,  I made an acrylic rose display piece for a loved one. I was lucky enough to have access to an Epilog  laser cutter at the time. If I were to win an Epilog  Zing 16 Laser,  I would start a small business making sculptures, jewelery, and other cool and unique things.     When I made t...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 03:17:14 PDT
Laser-Cut Lead Bender http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Lead-Bender/
Laser-Cut Lead Bender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/5085/HH2VJ8TG/FVM5085HH2VJ8TG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/5085/HH2VJ8TG/FVM5085HH2VJ8TG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/5085/HH2VJ8TG/FVM5085HH2VJ8TG.SMALL.jpg dgrover This handy tool lets you form the leads on resistors, diodes, and other small axial components quickly and accurately to 0.4” or 0.5”.  Make using a laser cutter with 1/4” or so thick acrylic.  Modify the design to add more sizes or other component types, and personalize with your own logo or name. ...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 07:54:38 PDT
Resistor Color Code Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Resistor-Color-Code-Clock/
Resistor Color Code Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/YC0G/HGH6Y5BR/FT4YC0GHGH6Y5BR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/YC0G/HGH6Y5BR/FT4YC0GHGH6Y5BR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/YC0G/HGH6Y5BR/FT4YC0GHGH6Y5BR.SMALL.jpg tcone Call me a huge nerd, but I recently decided it was necessary to memorize the color codes used to designate the values of different resistors.  I've also recently become interested in making (relatively) large scale representations of electronic components, either in a semi-functional or purely artis...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 16:53:44 PDT
Arduino-plex 2.0: Modular Plexiglas Arduino Work Surface http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-plex-20-Modular-Plexiglas-Arduino-Work-S/
Arduino-plex 2.0: Modular Plexiglas Arduino Work Surface - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/JNWS/HFD197AP/F8QJNWSHFD197AP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/JNWS/HFD197AP/F8QJNWSHFD197AP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/JNWS/HFD197AP/F8QJNWSHFD197AP.SMALL.jpg ProfMuggs Last year I needed a board that I could stick my breadboards to, that would also securely hold my Arduino. I used some Plexiglas I picked up at Skycraft in Orlando and I glued everything together with Crazy Glue. This worked well, but it didn't give me the freedom to reconfigure or put something on ...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:10:39 PDT
Self-Contained 7x7x7 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Contained-7x7x7-LED-Cube/
Self-Contained 7x7x7 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/TAS9/HFD15T3K/FOITAS9HFD15T3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/TAS9/HFD15T3K/FOITAS9HFD15T3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/TAS9/HFD15T3K/FOITAS9HFD15T3K.SMALL.jpg lopuz3 LED cubes are true 3D displays that work by lighting up points in a 3D lattice of LEDs. On the 3D display you can produce some truly mesmerizing animations.  This Instructable will walk you through creating an LED cube for yourself that is completely self-contained and powered by an Arduino Mega.  ...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:29:00 PDT
Wooden LED Synced Headphones from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-LED-Synced-Headphones-from-Scratch/
Wooden LED Synced Headphones from Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/LIKP/HELXKO3Z/FNRLIKPHELXKO3Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/LIKP/HELXKO3Z/FNRLIKPHELXKO3Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/LIKP/HELXKO3Z/FNRLIKPHELXKO3Z.SMALL.jpg Marker1024 Over the past few months I have been asked by my fellow classmates and friends,"Mark, why are you making headphones?" My response has consistently been, I love music, I want good quality over ear headphones, but I don't want to drop 300+ on name brand headphones. If you know me I will take almost an...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:22:54 PDT
Acrylic flowers of SMD LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-flowers-of-SMD-LEDs/
Acrylic flowers of SMD LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/A9H7/HE07P08Z/F7PA9H7HE07P08Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/A9H7/HE07P08Z/F7PA9H7HE07P08Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/A9H7/HE07P08Z/F7PA9H7HE07P08Z.SMALL.jpg chrlilje We got a load of free SMD LEDs, and I wanted to test how it looked embedded in acrylic.  Using the laser cutter, I made holes in the acrylic to fit the LEDs.  The LEDs have the pads on the ends, and are slightly longer (3.5 mm) than the acrylic is thick (3.2 mm).  Because the connector pads of the...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:24:36 PST
3D Printer Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printer-Enclosure-1/
3D Printer Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/U7VB/HDOWACES/FLXU7VBHDOWACES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/U7VB/HDOWACES/FLXU7VBHDOWACES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/U7VB/HDOWACES/FLXU7VBHDOWACES.SMALL.jpg schlem Not long after assembling my 3D Printer (the Schlabricator ), my wife, Beehive, AKA She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, banished my beloved, but slightly odorous machine to the garage. The structure, originally built for Model-T era vehicles, is behind the house and unusable as a garage, owing to a gnarled...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 06:39:40 PST
How to Properly Cut, Drill and Bend Plexiglas to make a multi-use gopro tripod. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Properly-Cut-Drill-and-Bend-Plexiglas-to-m/
How to Properly Cut, Drill and Bend Plexiglas to make a multi-use gopro tripod. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/ATRT/HC3PQYAE/F96ATRTHC3PQYAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/ATRT/HC3PQYAE/F96ATRTHC3PQYAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/ATRT/HC3PQYAE/F96ATRTHC3PQYAE.SMALL.jpg Ben The Builder This instructable is in the "UP!" contest and I would love it if you could take the time to vote if you feel I deserve the vote, thanks! Enjoy!    I had been doing some work with plexiglas lately and found some good ways to score and cut, drill holes in, and bend plexiglas. I wanted to create an...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:58:55 PST
Automaton Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Automaton-Hand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/EQME/HAVGJKS5/F3HEQMEHAVGJKS5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/EQME/HAVGJKS5/F3HEQMEHAVGJKS5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/EQME/HAVGJKS5/F3HEQMEHAVGJKS5.SMALL.jpg alasdair.robertson I was given the brief to design and construct an automaton for a university project. It was stipulated that the piece's mechanical parts must be constructed of laser cut acrylic. The model was to be marked on complexity, innovativeness and amount of moving parts. The materials used must be 3mm thick...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:28:23 PST
How to Dove-Tail Joint a Laser Cut Enclosure + Lipo Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dove-Tail-Joint-a-Laser-Cut-Enclosure-Lip/
How to Dove-Tail Joint a Laser Cut Enclosure + Lipo Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/KE4S/HA4MNAK4/FT1KE4SHA4MNAK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/KE4S/HA4MNAK4/FT1KE4SHA4MNAK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/KE4S/HA4MNAK4/FT1KE4SHA4MNAK4.SMALL.jpg Tomdf Laser cut boxes for project boxes are all over the place lately, but I've found that they often need a fair amount of hardware and complex designs to make them solid. This Instructable will show you how to make attractive and structurally sound project enclosures held together with dove-tail style j...
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:46:29 PST
#BASHTRAY http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-BASHTRAY/
#BASHTRAY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/BLXO/H8MTMYUT/FTWBLXOH8MTMYUT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/BLXO/H8MTMYUT/FTWBLXOH8MTMYUT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/BLXO/H8MTMYUT/FTWBLXOH8MTMYUT.SMALL.jpg avillaamil #BASHTRAY is an initiative to encourage the proper disposal of cigarette butts.  As the world’s number one contributor by quantity to trash (4.5 trillion cigarette butts worldwide a year), cigarette butts are commonly discarded without regard for the environment.  Toxin-filled cigarette butts work t...
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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:24:23 PDT
3D Printer's Cube (aka Turner's cube) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printers-Cube-aka-Turners-cube/
3D Printer's Cube (aka Turner's cube) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/K28Q/H7A8POGF/FZUK28QH7A8POGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/K28Q/H7A8POGF/FZUK28QH7A8POGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/K28Q/H7A8POGF/FZUK28QH7A8POGF.SMALL.jpg TSSJ-ryan Alrighty... so this Instructable is a test to one's patience and  perseverance. For my father's birthday I decided to make him  a Turner's cube, however, I decided not to make it the conventional way. Instead of using a lathe, my choice method for this project was to 3D print the cube (or cubes) by ...
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:07:56 PDT
Edge Lit Acrylic Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-Lit-Acrylic-Sign/
Edge Lit Acrylic Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/LM7I/H7432HB0/FVGLM7IH7432HB0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/LM7I/H7432HB0/FVGLM7IH7432HB0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/LM7I/H7432HB0/FVGLM7IH7432HB0.SMALL.jpg pardy73 Edge-lit LED signs are an attractive and innovative way of advertising your businesses and products. They are energy efficient and are easy to assemble from acrylic panels and LED tape or strips. The key to a good sign is how you laser the image or lettering on the acrylic sheet and how you mount th...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:41:58 PDT
Cool Automata/Faux Steampunk inspired CD Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-AutomataFaux-Steampunk-inspired-CD-Case/
Cool Automata/Faux Steampunk inspired CD Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/W5BR/H703ZOK6/F5AW5BRH703ZOK6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/W5BR/H703ZOK6/F5AW5BRH703ZOK6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/W5BR/H703ZOK6/F5AW5BRH703ZOK6.SMALL.jpg dr04bps   Once a year I do some contract work for a really cool company that creates “visual wow” for national and international auto shows.  When they announced they were hiring, I decided I needed a creative way to deliver my electronic portfolio CD.  Inspired by automata (think Rube Goldberg) and a tou...
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:51:33 PDT
A Quick Laser Cut Sailing Trophy http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Quick-Laser-Cut-Sailing-Trophy/
A Quick Laser Cut Sailing Trophy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/WI2Z/H6730KLF/FU7WI2ZH6730KLF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/WI2Z/H6730KLF/FU7WI2ZH6730KLF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/WI2Z/H6730KLF/FU7WI2ZH6730KLF.SMALL.jpg Sean+James A quick to make yet impressive looking laser cut Acrylic trophy I made for a scout event, but change the text/logo and it will work for any sailing related event. Instructable by James. Materials and Equipment You will need Cardboard for test cuts Corel Draw or Other vector graphics edit...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 16:27:56 PDT
Cutting 1 inch Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-1-inch-Acrylic/
Cutting 1 inch Acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/E82B/H672T8Z4/FTZE82BH672T8Z4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/E82B/H672T8Z4/FTZE82BH672T8Z4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/E82B/H672T8Z4/FTZE82BH672T8Z4.SMALL.jpg guyflagg In this instructable I'm going to be explaining how to cut out 1 inch thick acrylic pieces on the shopbot.  It sounds simple but there are some things that can be done to aid in the finishing process and make your life a lot easier. Tools needed: - ShopBot - 1/2 in single flute bit - A design - CA...
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Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:38:58 PDT
Acrylic Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Boombox/
Acrylic Boombox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/PAFN/H5TVB7KG/F2DPAFNH5TVB7KG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/PAFN/H5TVB7KG/F2DPAFNH5TVB7KG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/PAFN/H5TVB7KG/F2DPAFNH5TVB7KG.SMALL.jpg SharadScience This Boombox was created for my friend with mostly recycled parts. The story is that I owed my friend big time, so I took his old car speakers he wasn’t using and decided to make something useful. Below is how I had initially thought how it should be constructed. Now with this design, I realized th...
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 23:46:24 PDT
How to make a hair comb with Corel Draw and a laser cutter : A workflow storyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-hair-comb-with-Corel-Draw-and-a-lase/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/WZ1W/H3Z3OO83/FJUWZ1WH3Z3OO83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/WZ1W/H3Z3OO83/FJUWZ1WH3Z3OO83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/WZ1W/H3Z3OO83/FJUWZ1WH3Z3OO83.SMALL.jpg Jason von Techshop One of the most interesting aspects of a laser cutter is how easily it cuts intricate, complex profiles and leaves a passibly finished edge. Another interesting aspect is that they do great things with the patterns you can generate easily in graphic design software. ...and so, a hair comb! Made at ...
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:04:19 PDT
Creating Illuminated 3D Objects with a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-3D-Frozen-Light-art-with-Acrylic-sheets/
Creating Illuminated 3D Objects with a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/EHPL/H2WEW3X1/FNPEHPLH2WEW3X1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/EHPL/H2WEW3X1/FNPEHPLH2WEW3X1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/EHPL/H2WEW3X1/FNPEHPLH2WEW3X1.SMALL.jpg theseeker Although I used these techniques to create art, the real beauty of this is that you can create any 3D object you want with a laser cutter, whether it's the object itself, or a negative of the object encased in a block, as I did.  In essence, you're turning your laser cutter into a 3D printer with a ...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 00:01:04 PDT
Make a laser cut ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-laser-cut-ornament/
Make a laser cut ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/L7TE/H2WESRED/FP9L7TEH2WESRED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/L7TE/H2WESRED/FP9L7TEH2WESRED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/L7TE/H2WESRED/FP9L7TEH2WESRED.SMALL.jpg ellenwetmore This is an ornament cut from translucent acrylic 1/8" sheet cut according to a design made in Adobe Illustrator. Once you make the file in Illustrator, you can cut as many as you like. You can vary the color, the size, and even stretch or warp the shape. With a laser cut image, the negative space el...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 09:22:10 PDT
Laser Cut Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Clock/
Laser Cut Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F10/PY4O/H2TJ4PJV/F10PY4OH2TJ4PJV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F10/PY4O/H2TJ4PJV/F10PY4OH2TJ4PJV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F10/PY4O/H2TJ4PJV/F10PY4OH2TJ4PJV.SMALL.jpg randofo I recently made a bunch of laser cut clocks inspired by the clocks I saw being made by Flat Clock. While I liked the style of their clocks, the $100 price tag was far more than I wanted to spend. Fortunately I have a lot of free time and access to a laser cutter. After spending an afternoon fiddling...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 19:01:18 PDT
Interactive Child's Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Childs-Mobile/
Interactive Child's Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/OWEU/H1V5Y880/FH0OWEUH1V5Y880.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/OWEU/H1V5Y880/FH0OWEUH1V5Y880.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/OWEU/H1V5Y880/FH0OWEUH1V5Y880.SMALL.jpg grossmr1 What can you make with fluorescent acrylic as the inspiration?  We chose to make a glow-in-the-dark baby mobile, with an accompanying toy.  This project was completed as a part of the Computing and Craft class at Olin College of Engineering. Materials: - Craft Materials:     - Fluorescent acrylic (...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 15:03:43 PDT
3-dimensional Star Cluster: Acrylic + LED light sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/3-dimensional-Star-Cluster-Acrylic-LED-light-sc/
3-dimensional Star Cluster: Acrylic + LED light sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/Z2FM/H1LWQFQO/FP2Z2FMH1LWQFQO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/Z2FM/H1LWQFQO/FP2Z2FMH1LWQFQO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/Z2FM/H1LWQFQO/FP2Z2FMH1LWQFQO.SMALL.jpg clairemackay This instructable will guide you through the process of making your very own star-cluster from LEDs and acrylic. I made this piece for my electronics final project at college and had access to a machine shop. This instructable assumes that you have access to similar tools. This project was very mu...
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Fri, 4 May 2012 16:48:53 PDT
Making a Project Description Plaque http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Project-Description-Plaque/
Making a Project Description Plaque - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/WKHC/H1HMDQUS/FVAWKHCH1HMDQUS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/WKHC/H1HMDQUS/FVAWKHCH1HMDQUS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/WKHC/H1HMDQUS/FVAWKHCH1HMDQUS.SMALL.jpg TSSJ-ryan In this Instructable I will show my process in making plaques for TechShop member's project pictures. We have MANY great members at TechShop, who make incredible things, and we like to show them off. =) These little plaques describe the project, a little bit about the member, and the tools/classes t...
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:48:48 PDT
Laser Cutting for Absolute Beginners: Custom Laser-Cut Pendant using the MAGIC OF THE INTERNET (or: a very basic introduction to Adobe Illustrator) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutting-for-Absolute-Beginners-Custom-Laser/
Laser Cutting for Absolute Beginners: Custom Laser-Cut Pendant using the MAGIC OF THE INTERNET (or: a very basic introduction to Adobe Illustrator) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/CKPX/H15NKPOO/FF5CKPXH15NKPOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/CKPX/H15NKPOO/FF5CKPXH15NKPOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/CKPX/H15NKPOO/FF5CKPXH15NKPOO.SMALL.jpg mtgoldma Have you ever wanted one of those fancy laser cut out necklaces, but you don't own a laser cutter or know how to use design software?  This is your lucky day, my friend.  I am going to teach you everything you need to know to make this happen, and no more.  This procedure is more widely applicable t...
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:43:43 PDT
Tetris Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Tetris-Mirror/
Tetris Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/9OVF/H1426L83/FTO9OVFH1426L83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/9OVF/H1426L83/FTO9OVFH1426L83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/9OVF/H1426L83/FTO9OVFH1426L83.SMALL.jpg sonerozenc This instructable will show you how to make your very own Tetris mirror, a laser cut acrylic mirror inspired by the video game. I will be showing you how to make this mirror using RazorLAB which I am also the founder of. What you will need - A vector drawing program. I used illustrator but Inksca...
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:37:52 PDT
Arduino-Plex: Plexiglass Arduino Work Surface http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Plex-Plexiglass-Arduino-Work-Surface/
Arduino-Plex: Plexiglass Arduino Work Surface - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/1DJS/H15NE51N/FJJ1DJSH15NE51N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/1DJS/H15NE51N/FJJ1DJSH15NE51N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/1DJS/H15NE51N/FJJ1DJSH15NE51N.SMALL.jpg ProfMuggs I am still new to Arduino, but as I tinker I find it very difficult to keep my projects together. I use a Velleman solderless breadboard and an Arduino Mega board (I know, I made a mistake and bought a Chinese one. I have since bought an official Arduino Uno board). I do a lot of work at the kitchen...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:50:24 PDT
Laser Cut Acrylic THINK Desk Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Acrylic-THINK-Desk-Sign/
Laser Cut Acrylic THINK Desk Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/HH5P/GYVDIIL4/F9FHH5PGYVDIIL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/HH5P/GYVDIIL4/F9FHH5PGYVDIIL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/HH5P/GYVDIIL4/F9FHH5PGYVDIIL4.SMALL.jpg talk2bruce I've always liked Thomas J. Watson's quote "All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think" so I thought I'd make a laser cut acrylic desk sign with the word "THINK".  To create the sign, I used CorelDraw to draw the outlines of the letters, surrounded them ...
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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:34:30 PST