Instructables: exploring - technology - laser cutter http://www.instructables.com Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:07:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cartridge extruder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cartridge-extruder/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:05:55 PDT
3D Printed Stepper Motor V1.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Stepper-Motor-V11/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:47:36 PDT
Computer case drawer unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-case-drawer-unit/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:20:55 PDT
Business Card Phone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Business-Card-Phone-Stand/
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:13:47 PDT
Firework Control Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Firework-Control-Module/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 05:39:56 PDT
Acrylic LED pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-LED-pendant/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:19:12 PDT
DIY Safe using Pattern lock Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Safe-using-Pattern-lock-Shield/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:06:00 PDT
How to: Huge Baymax LED Halftone Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Huge-Baymax-LED-Halftone-Wall-Art/
How to: Huge Baymax LED Halftone Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/V11Y/IA3VSGFY/F7QV11YIA3VSGFY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/V11Y/IA3VSGFY/F7QV11YIA3VSGFY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/V11Y/IA3VSGFY/F7QV11YIA3VSGFY.SMALL.jpg Mr Hades A 2 ft x 3 ft floating piece of wall art, featuring 2 versions of Baymax, from the Disney movie Big Hero 6. There's a small version of Baymax without his armor, and then a large, halftoned version of Baymax in full armor. The entire design is LED backlit, using an RGB LED strip.The project is expect...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 16:08:07 PDT
ZelosLaser Cutter 2.0 : Open Source, Sturdy & Versatile http://www.instructables.com/id/ZelosLaser-Engraver/
ZelosLaser Cutter 2.0 : Open Source, Sturdy & Versatile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SMALL.jpg zelos11 I start to plan the ZelosLaser Engraver with the goal of a well-built, Open Soft and Hardware Machine.The ZelosLaser Engraver is affordable, with a compact design and the perfect entry for the Daily Hobbyist. It is easy to build. even for the non Hobbyist.Please never forget that the laser can cause...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:47:23 PDT
Spinning Wheel Business Card (or Mother's Day card!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Wheel-Mothers-Day-Card-or-Business-Card/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:20:16 PDT
Raspberry Pi Case Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Case-Fan/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:17:22 PDT
Disco ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Disco-ball-1/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 04:07:28 PDT
Spin Art Machine Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Spin-Art-Machine-Kit/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:07:31 PST
Pinkie Pie Cake Topper http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinkie-Pie-Cake-Topper/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:00:27 PST
3D Laser Cut Framed Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Laser-Cut-Framed-Painting/
3D Laser Cut Framed Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/909Y/I6SNUNAV/F1K909YI6SNUNAV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/909Y/I6SNUNAV/F1K909YI6SNUNAV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/909Y/I6SNUNAV/F1K909YI6SNUNAV.SMALL.jpg marinelaArt Hi again all!!!As promised in my first Instructable "Laser Cut Fine Art" it's time to share my new idea. I couldn't wait for this one.I really like laser cutters, and I'm always looking for other ways how I can incorporate them with my art without spending a lot of additional time and effort. For th...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:56:33 PST
Lasercut Tree Ring Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Tree-Ring-Coasters/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:39:53 PST
DIY Planetary Gearbox for Nema17 Stepper motor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Planetary-Gearbox-for-Nema17-Stepper-motor/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:49:55 PST
An Anti-VDay Vibe http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Anti-VDay-Vibe/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:26:23 PST
Laser Cut Fine Art! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Fine-Art/
Laser Cut Fine Art! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/RE64/I5BRWQSY/F1WRE64I5BRWQSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/RE64/I5BRWQSY/F1WRE64I5BRWQSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/RE64/I5BRWQSY/F1WRE64I5BRWQSY.SMALL.jpg marinelaArt Hi all!!This is my first Instructable, and hopefully one of many more in the future!Lets start.In this Instructable I would like to show you how easy is to create some unique Art, art that involves wood and can be hanged on a wall just like any other painting.Wood is such a great material, and we ha...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:01:02 PST
Electronic Windchimes http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Windchimes/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:07:12 PST
Industrial ASMR: Mining Epilog Laser Cutters for Sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-ASMR-Mining-Epilog-Laser-Cutters-for-So/
Industrial ASMR: Mining Epilog Laser Cutters for Sound - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/F3NB/I4YTMH4S/FNJF3NBI4YTMH4S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/F3NB/I4YTMH4S/FNJF3NBI4YTMH4S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/F3NB/I4YTMH4S/FNJF3NBI4YTMH4S.SMALL.jpg qdot Epilog laser cutters are amazingly handy for cutting/etching plywood, acrylic, and other materials. However, while that's all well and good, their role as minimal techno production machines is widely underrepresented. It's time to fix that. Equipment Overview and Setup As for all of these project...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:51:26 PST
Hydrophobic Drumpad, for MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydrophobic-Drumpad-for-MaKey-MaKey/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:07:45 PST
Cardboard Reindeer Head Light Show http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Reindeer-Head-Light-Show/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:20:44 PST
Oversized Music Chest, for MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Oversized-Enclosure-Box-for-MaKey-MaKey/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:52:03 PST
Design and laser cut coasters (includes chlorophyll coaster vector file) http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-laser-cut-coasters-includes-chlorophyll/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 13:02:55 PST
Laser Etch Rubber Stamps for a Drone Stamp Revolution! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etch-Rubber-Stamps-for-a-Drone-Stamp-Revolut/
Laser Etch Rubber Stamps for a Drone Stamp Revolution! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/S1GQ/I395S936/F8XS1GQI395S936.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/S1GQ/I395S936/F8XS1GQI395S936.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/S1GQ/I395S936/F8XS1GQI395S936.SMALL.jpg delappe "In Drones We Trust" is participatory art project inviting volunteers from across the United States, and around the world, to rubber stamp a tiny image of an MQ1 Predator Drone onto the surface of their money. You can learn more about the project here and see hundreds of examples of drone stamped c...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 19:26:17 PST
Lasercut cardboard dinosaurs http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-cardboard-dinosaurs/
Lasercut cardboard dinosaurs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/E0MP/I32WJBJV/F0ME0MPI32WJBJV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/E0MP/I32WJBJV/F0ME0MPI32WJBJV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/E0MP/I32WJBJV/F0ME0MPI32WJBJV.SMALL.jpg jayludden These four piece friction-fit dinosaurs take about 2 minutes each to cut out of cardboard.Materials:Laser cutter (although you could probably also do it with an exacto knife.)Cardboard (from a shipping box) -- 1/16 inch plywood and acrylic also work with tweakingAdobe Illustrator (or Inkscape or any...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:47:12 PST
PCB plastic mask etching with CO2 laser http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-plastic-mask-etching-with-CO2-laser/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:52:23 PST
Laser Cut Phone Stand Multi-tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Phone-Stand-Multi-tool/
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:36:38 PST
Repair a Universal Laser Cutter Lens holder with Sugru! http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-a-Universal-Laser-Cutter-Lens-holder-with-S/
Repair a Universal Laser Cutter Lens holder with Sugru! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/62HS/I1YTYNMX/FRR62HSI1YTYNMX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/62HS/I1YTYNMX/FRR62HSI1YTYNMX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/62HS/I1YTYNMX/FRR62HSI1YTYNMX.SMALL.jpg atxhackerspace Over at ATX Hackerspace we have a Universal PLS 6.60 laser cutter, circa 2008. It's a great laser cutter, but with the use and abuse we give it day in and out ... the lenses break and wear out. A replacement lens from Universal Lasers can cost upwards of $300. That's a lot of money for a hackers...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 09:32:17 PDT
Convert STL to DXF using Open Source tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-STL-to-DXF-using-Open-Source-tools/
Convert STL to DXF using Open Source tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/4H5X/I12KEMMH/FJO4H5XI12KEMMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/4H5X/I12KEMMH/FJO4H5XI12KEMMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/4H5X/I12KEMMH/FJO4H5XI12KEMMH.SMALL.jpg hemalchevli BackgroundI recently did an arduino workshop at Makers Asylum, I also took my DSO nano v3 to show how PWM works. Came back home and found the stand for the DSO was missing. Also the one that came with the DSO was not good. So I decided to make one. I thought of designing it my self from scratch, but...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:51:16 PDT
The MicroSlice V2 Aurum | A gold mini laser cutter & engraver. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-MicroSlice-V2-Aurum-A-gold-mini-laser-cutter-e/
The MicroSlice V2 Aurum | A gold mini laser cutter & engraver. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/0V2O/I11YV21N/FSG0V2OI11YV21N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/0V2O/I11YV21N/FSG0V2OI11YV21N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/0V2O/I11YV21N/FSG0V2OI11YV21N.SMALL.jpg SilverJimny The MicroSlice story began back in 2013 with an entry into the Instructables 2013 RadioShack Microcontroller Contest. The MicroSlice V1 won the Grand Prize and set the foundations for a successful Kickstarter Campaign a few months later.It has been an exciting past year and the MicroSlice has evolve...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:36:14 PDT
Rotary Vending Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Vending-Prototype/
Rotary Vending Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/AUNZ/HZMJ56Z5/FK4AUNZHZMJ56Z5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/AUNZ/HZMJ56Z5/FK4AUNZHZMJ56Z5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/AUNZ/HZMJ56Z5/FK4AUNZHZMJ56Z5.SMALL.jpg kenshin1 This tutorial explains how to build and program an online operated rotary dispensing machine that could be used in a variety of applications including vending products. This is the next step of development towards an open source vending machine since our last instrucatable located here. You may noti...
By: kenshin1

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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:26:34 PDT
Arduino Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Calculator/
Arduino Calculator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SMALL.jpg Kale_3d In this Instructable I will show you how to make an Arduino calculator that is just as good as any other calculator (well... sort of). Even though it's probably not practical due to it's size, repetitive use of the equals button (due to the lack of keys), and cost (You can probably buy a calculator ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:33:01 PDT
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
Soul In A Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Soul-In-A-Jar/
Soul In A Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/DC4B/HYVDQWOS/FZVDC4BHYVDQWOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/DC4B/HYVDQWOS/FZVDC4BHYVDQWOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/DC4B/HYVDQWOS/FZVDC4BHYVDQWOS.SMALL.jpg appleman123987 In this instructable I will show you how to make a soul in a jar. A soul in a jar Is a laser engraved jar with blinking and fading leds that make the laser engraved face look illuminated. Parts And Tools Here are the parts and tools needed to make this project:Small glass jar that can fit in a la...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:52 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
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
Fractal Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Koch-Lamp/
Fractal Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/VGMY/HVKOGWKD/F15VGMYHVKOGWKD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/VGMY/HVKOGWKD/F15VGMYHVKOGWKD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/VGMY/HVKOGWKD/F15VGMYHVKOGWKD.SMALL.jpg repkid I designed, programmed and built this lamp over the course of a year. The project didn't start with me wanting to build a lamp. It started as a simple exercise in programming, circuit building and hacking. I chose to upcycle the IKEA Dioder lamp because I wasn't very happy about the functionality of...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 02:01:01 PDT
Make a CNC mill with a laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-CNC-mill-with-a-laser-cutter/
Make a CNC mill with a laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SMALL.jpg joebell So, you have a CNC laser cutter but you want a CNC mill? Problem solved. This project is a small CNC mill that can be assembled from store-bought and laser-cut parts for about $800 without machine tools. (If you have access to a shop with a chop saw and a drill press that'll be helpful, but you ca...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 09:13:47 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
Custom Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Coasters/
Custom Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/O9WG/HUMSBI99/FTJO9WGHUMSBI99.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/O9WG/HUMSBI99/FTJO9WGHUMSBI99.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/O9WG/HUMSBI99/FTJO9WGHUMSBI99.SMALL.jpg tjolley2000 Need a gift, want to class up your place, or just need a cool way to keep the rings off the table. Summer is on its way and condensation is going to start making its way back to  your frosty beverages... I made these custom coasters at Tech Shop. Step 1 Design your coaster in your favorite Vecto...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:31:07 PDT
phone bed http://www.instructables.com/id/phone-bed/
phone bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/D9H5/HU847RHZ/FRKD9H5HU847RHZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/D9H5/HU847RHZ/FRKD9H5HU847RHZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/D9H5/HU847RHZ/FRKD9H5HU847RHZ.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Even phones need down time to rest and recharge. Give your phone a place to sleep in its own bed, the perfect spot to keep your phone when it's time for lights out. This fun bed is more than just a doll-sized decoration, there's actually a soft mattress made from a computer mouse pad that muffles an...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:43:32 PDT
Custom Gasket (Laser Cut) http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Gasket-Laser-Cut/
Custom Gasket (Laser Cut) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/1TO3/HTVIFYSF/FXT1TO3HTVIFYSF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/1TO3/HTVIFYSF/FXT1TO3HTVIFYSF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/1TO3/HTVIFYSF/FXT1TO3HTVIFYSF.SMALL.jpg kpcustoms I have been cutting these gaskets out by hand for the past several years. The quantity has been low so printing a template, trace it to the gasket material, and then cutting with a razor was fine. Now with access to Laser Cutter at TechShop it's been a great project to learn how the use the tool.I m...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:17:23 PDT
Laser-Cut Minimalist iPad Air Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Minimalist-iPad-Air-Stand/
Laser-Cut Minimalist iPad Air Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/C440/HTRVCK4J/FQRC440HTRVCK4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/C440/HTRVCK4J/FQRC440HTRVCK4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/C440/HTRVCK4J/FQRC440HTRVCK4J.SMALL.jpg MakeNBuild I was in the market for a super light and packable stand for my iPad, but couldn't find one i liked that fit my budget. What to do? Make one, of course. I made mine at TechShop. The tools and supplies you'll need for this are: Acrylic sheet, 1/8" thick (make sure you're using acrylic, as so...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:13:44 PDT
Double-sided PCBs with a laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-sided-PCBs-with-a-laser-cutter/
Double-sided PCBs with a laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/GV57/HTM2NNZK/FHDGV57HTM2NNZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/GV57/HTM2NNZK/FHDGV57HTM2NNZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/GV57/HTM2NNZK/FHDGV57HTM2NNZK.SMALL.jpg joebell With a little practice, you can make excellent double-sided PCBs by combining a laser cutter with chemical etching. The basic idea is: the laser cutter blasts away spray painted etch resist, then chemicals eat away the exposed copper. Once the copper is gone, the underlying board can be cut again ...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:05:27 PDT
Designing Vectors for CNC & Digital Fabrication http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-Vectors-for-CNC-Digital-Fabrication/
Designing Vectors for CNC & Digital Fabrication - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/92H7/HSVGFI9W/FKI92H7HSVGFI9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/92H7/HSVGFI9W/FKI92H7HSVGFI9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/92H7/HSVGFI9W/FKI92H7HSVGFI9W.SMALL.jpg reinventmdh Creating designs and artwork with an eye towards digital and CNC fabrication is different from producing work that will be printed or posted online. This checklist can help you prepare designs you’ve downloaded or received from other designers. It can also help you develop a clean workflow that wi...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:29:07 PDT
Lilypatch: Quick Laser Cut Soft Circuit Breakout http://www.instructables.com/id/Lilypatch-Quick-Laser-Cut-Soft-Circuit-Breakout/
Lilypatch: Quick Laser Cut Soft Circuit Breakout - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/X0C2/HSGFS4G4/FCNX0C2HSGFS4G4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/X0C2/HSGFS4G4/FCNX0C2HSGFS4G4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/X0C2/HSGFS4G4/FCNX0C2HSGFS4G4.SMALL.jpg blorgggg Rapidly make your Attinies sewable! The Lilypatch is a quick and easy way to get many of the advantages of Lilypad-style sewable arduinos without a lot of the cost or effort. In short, it is a piece of felt, laminated with a piece of conductive lycra that is then laser-cut into a solder-free pro...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 13:07:11 PST
Boomerang, I made it at Techshop, Chandler http://www.instructables.com/id/Boomerang-I-made-it-at-Techshop-Chandler/
Boomerang, I made it at Techshop, Chandler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/Q8D1/HQ69KZ1H/FU4Q8D1HQ69KZ1H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/Q8D1/HQ69KZ1H/FU4Q8D1HQ69KZ1H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/Q8D1/HQ69KZ1H/FU4Q8D1HQ69KZ1H.SMALL.jpg dlayton Boomerangs are some old school fun. They take a little skill to shape and throw them so they come back but they are a lot of fun. Every friend I take out to throw them ends up with a sore arm because they just can't stop until they get it right. I made several boomerangs at Techshop, Chandler...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 01:04:38 PST
Thin Profile Light-up Animal Pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Thin-Profile-Light-up-Animal-Pendant/
Thin Profile Light-up Animal Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/PF9W/HKPX975B/FB9PF9WHKPX975B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/PF9W/HKPX975B/FB9PF9WHKPX975B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/PF9W/HKPX975B/FB9PF9WHKPX975B.SMALL.jpg blorgggg For the latest work by performance artist Deke Weaver, "Wolf" (part of his lifelong project, "The Unreliable Bestiary"), I have been put in charge of creating fashionable threshold objects which bring audience members into the performance. We created 600+ laser cut medallions, along with a smaller b...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:58:13 PDT