Instructables: exploring - technology - laser cutter http://www.instructables.com Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:19:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
How to Clean Up Laser Burnt Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Up-Laser-Burnt-Wood/
How to Clean Up Laser Burnt Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/MIAW/HWTBJ3OW/F1LMIAWHWTBJ3OW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/MIAW/HWTBJ3OW/F1LMIAWHWTBJ3OW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/MIAW/HWTBJ3OW/F1LMIAWHWTBJ3OW.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON The one thing we all hate about the laser cutter: burnt edges. You mitigate this by masking the material with wide painter's tape before cutting, but even with that you still get soot coated edges. Here's an instructable on how to quickly and easily get rid of laser burn. Tools & Materials All yo...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:04:43 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
How to make super cool packaging for your new product (ie. making a wood box on a laser cutter) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-super-cool-packaging-for-your-new-prod/
How to make super cool packaging for your new product (ie. making a wood box on a laser cutter) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YHZ3/HUMRX8KY/FMAYHZ3HUMRX8KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YHZ3/HUMRX8KY/FMAYHZ3HUMRX8KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YHZ3/HUMRX8KY/FMAYHZ3HUMRX8KY.SMALL.jpg tjolley2000 Ok, So I have written several instructables about laser cutters and there are scores more out there, there for I will not be reviewing the basics of operating a laser etcher / cutter.       What I hope to do is give you a big tip and inspire you to think out side the box... to boost the presentation...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:41:31 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
3D Laser Cut Art http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Laser-Cut-Art/
3D Laser Cut Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/3M7Y/HUBWNDIX/FTM3M7YHUBWNDIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/3M7Y/HUBWNDIX/FTM3M7YHUBWNDIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/3M7Y/HUBWNDIX/FTM3M7YHUBWNDIX.SMALL.jpg jrwong236 Material: 24x18in 1/8in maple plywood Wood Glue Q-Tips Tools: Laser Cutter Illustrator (or any other vector graphics editor) AI File 1. you need to make a vector file for the laser cutter. The way I draw my images is usually live tracing and expanding images on the internet to turn them int...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:55:46 PDT
Laser Etched Paper for Folding Complex Forms http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Paper-for-Folding-Complex-Forms/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:08:45 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/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:05:27 PDT
Making a Laser Cut "Get Well Soon" Card for a Co-worker http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Laser-Cut-Get-Well-Soon-Card-for-a-Co-wor/
Making a Laser Cut "Get Well Soon" Card for a Co-worker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/JG1N/HTHKERNB/F70JG1NHTHKERNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/JG1N/HTHKERNB/F70JG1NHTHKERNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/JG1N/HTHKERNB/F70JG1NHTHKERNB.SMALL.jpg reinventmdh One of my co-workers ending up in the hospital & had to have an appendectomy.  We wanted to send him some "Get well soon" love, & I suppose we could have just purchased a card at the store, But where's the fun in that?  We decided to create some custom laser cut cards instead. Prepare your art wor...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:32:16 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
Laser Cutter Guitar Picks http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutter-Guitar-Picks/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/5PLL/HR3EP0CR/FJ35PLLHR3EP0CR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/5PLL/HR3EP0CR/FJ35PLLHR3EP0CR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/5PLL/HR3EP0CR/FJ35PLLHR3EP0CR.SMALL.jpg lhintenlang 1. Using Adobe Illustrator (or other vector based design software) design a template for your guitar picks. (my design is attached)      a.  The width and length of a standard guitar pick was measured as a basis for this template.      b.  For this design, a vertical guide line was used as a referen...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:33:04 PST
Boomerang, I made it at Techshop, Chandler http://www.instructables.com/id/Boomerang-I-made-it-at-Techshop-Chandler/ 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
128 laser cut boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/128-laser-cut-boxes/
128 laser cut boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/UXMI/HJZ86JUI/F36UXMIHJZ86JUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/UXMI/HJZ86JUI/F36UXMIHJZ86JUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/UXMI/HJZ86JUI/F36UXMIHJZ86JUI.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash As part of my schools recruitment drive for new students, we have a day that grade 6 kids can come to high school for a few hours and try different subjects. I was asked to motivate kids to choose engineering, which sounds all good but, then you read the fine print...... 128 kids,... two and a half ...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:17:20 PDT
Laser-etched and Cut Rubber Stamps - Made at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-etched-and-Cut-Rubber-Stamps-Made-at-TechS/
Laser-etched and Cut Rubber Stamps - Made at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/KXHS/HJW8WL4X/FX2KXHSHJW8WL4X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/KXHS/HJW8WL4X/FX2KXHSHJW8WL4X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/KXHS/HJW8WL4X/FX2KXHSHJW8WL4X.SMALL.jpg biomorphics Made at TechShop SF - http://www.techshop.ws - TechShop is a shop space where one pays a monthly membership fee, like a gym. After taking Safety & Basic Use Classes, one can check out equipment which ranges from Laser Cutters to 3D Printers to CNC mills and more! It is a great resource for professio...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 15:39:13 PDT
Rig Gas Lift Struts with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/Rig-Gas-Lift-Struts-with-Sugru/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/OJXT/HJKBXE8D/FNUOJXTHJKBXE8D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/OJXT/HJKBXE8D/FNUOJXTHJKBXE8D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/OJXT/HJKBXE8D/FNUOJXTHJKBXE8D.SMALL.jpg hobarthackers We have a great laser cutter in our space, but unfortunately the gas lift struts on the door are out of gas. So awkward when you're trying to get stuff in and out of the machine and the door drops on you. Doh! To hold up each strut we laser-cut a prop out of perspex. Along the edge of the strut tha...
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 05:25:09 PDT
How to be the next Banksy (a.k.a. how to make cool graffiti stencils) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-be-the-next-Banksy-aka-how-to-make-cool/
How to be the next Banksy (a.k.a. how to make cool graffiti stencils) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/JIVS/HJKC21HR/FPMJIVSHJKC21HR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/JIVS/HJKC21HR/FPMJIVSHJKC21HR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/JIVS/HJKC21HR/FPMJIVSHJKC21HR.SMALL.jpg asergeeva I made these these stencils at Techshop (techshop.ws) It's super quick, inexpensive, and easy! Materials: Cardboard Tools: Laser cutter Adobe Illustrator Step 1: Create a design for the stencil If you've ever been inspired by Banksy or cool street art, you should definitely try making your ow...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:58:15 PDT
Tessellating Lizards! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tessellating-Lizards/
Tessellating Lizards! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/280X/HJAI0FOS/F7T280XHJAI0FOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/280X/HJAI0FOS/F7T280XHJAI0FOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/280X/HJAI0FOS/F7T280XHJAI0FOS.SMALL.jpg kuehneje tes·sel·late  [v. tes-uh-leyt; adj. tes-uh-lit, -leyt]  verb, tes·sel·lat·ed, tes·sel·lat·ing, adjective verb (used with object) 1.  to form of small squares or blocks, as floors or pavements; form or arrange in a checkered or mosaic pattern. Source: Dictionary.com Unabridged Our goal for this In...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:21:15 PDT
Trying my hand at: Laser Cutting and Etching [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] http://www.instructables.com/id/The-laser-cutter-control-panel/
Trying my hand at: Laser Cutting and Etching [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/3QI7/HI3TYI2A/FVK3QI7HI3TYI2A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/3QI7/HI3TYI2A/FVK3QI7HI3TYI2A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/3QI7/HI3TYI2A/FVK3QI7HI3TYI2A.SMALL.jpg thisisanexparrot Today at the Pittsburgh Tech Shop, I took a class in laser cutting and etching. A laser cutter is a machine that uses a focused laser to burn or melt away an image onto a sheet of raw material. Laser cutters can be used to etch or cut a variety of different materials from certain kinds of plastics t...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 07:28:01 PDT
Slice Up Your Face (Again) http://www.instructables.com/id/Slice-Up-Your-Face-Again/
Slice Up Your Face (Again) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/860Q/HIGILZLZ/FJ0860QHIGILZLZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/860Q/HIGILZLZ/FJ0860QHIGILZLZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/860Q/HIGILZLZ/FJ0860QHIGILZLZ.SMALL.jpg davemenc This one is related to http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Out-Your-Face/ The idea is you have a picture of a face (or any image) and you want to cut it into metal or wood using a CNC tool or paint it on something or carve it into something. You need some way to turn this really complex pictur...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:17:32 PDT
Laser-Cut DNA Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-DNA-Necklace/
Laser-Cut DNA Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/2RKW/HGIEVT46/FRF2RKWHGIEVT46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/2RKW/HGIEVT46/FRF2RKWHGIEVT46.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/2RKW/HGIEVT46/FRF2RKWHGIEVT46.SMALL.jpg MichaelDFarmer This tutorial shows how to make a DNA double helix necklace on a Trotec laser engraver. I made it at TechShop.  For the most part, the actual cutting process on the laser cutter is pretty straightforward. The toughest part is creating the computer file that tells the laser cutter where to cut. As a...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:34:56 PDT
Laser-Cut Forms for Thermoforming (Vacuum Forming) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Forms-for-Thermoforming-Vacuum-Forming/
Laser-Cut Forms for Thermoforming (Vacuum Forming) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/4XLS/HHS9M0NB/FIB4XLSHHS9M0NB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/4XLS/HHS9M0NB/FIB4XLSHHS9M0NB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/4XLS/HHS9M0NB/FIB4XLSHHS9M0NB.SMALL.jpg dgrover Thermoforming (Vacuum Forming) is a fast, easy, and cheap way to form sheet plastic into useful shapes.  Widely used to produce costumes, masks, theatrical props, enclosures, and packaging, the heated plastic sheet is drawn down over/into a mold using a vacuum. This mold can be made of many differe...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:05:06 PDT
Laser cut Leavers book http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-Leavers-book/
Laser cut Leavers book - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KL9V/HH2W53JM/F3WKL9VHH2W53JM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KL9V/HH2W53JM/F3WKL9VHH2W53JM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KL9V/HH2W53JM/F3WKL9VHH2W53JM.SMALL.jpg mattdenney Could also be used for engraving other books or diary type things with a hard back.. One of my friends mentioned as a joke how cool it would be to laser cut/ engrave the leavers books we get at the end of year 11. We asked our Technology teacher Mr miles if we could and he happily said yes. (As he g...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 14:50:39 PDT
How to remove laser cut parts without removing the rest of the acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-laser-cut-parts-without-removing-the/
How to remove laser cut parts without removing the rest of the acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/STLU/HH2W50CI/FB7STLUHH2W50CI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/STLU/HH2W50CI/FB7STLUHH2W50CI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/STLU/HH2W50CI/FB7STLUHH2W50CI.SMALL.jpg NonDisjunction Say you have a laser cutter and want to use an entire sheet of acrylic, say 24 x 18 inches like is capable on the Epilog Helix 24 60-watt laser cutters we have available at Tech Shop in Detroit, Michigan.  If you are cutting some initial test pieces and don't want to remove the entire sheet of acryl...
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Fri, 24 May 2013 10:27:12 PDT
2-Layer Circuit Boards Using Laser Cutter / Chemical Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Layer-Circuit-Boards-Using-Laser-Cutter-Chemic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SZ67/HFSHW7FZ/FYXSZ67HFSHW7FZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SZ67/HFSHW7FZ/FYXSZ67HFSHW7FZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SZ67/HFSHW7FZ/FYXSZ67HFSHW7FZ.SMALL.jpg nothinglabs I've kind of been obsessed with trying to make circuit boards on my laser cutter since I got it.  Other people had already done this by using spray paint as resist - then laser-etching the paint off non-trace portions of the board.  This process still requires chemical etching - which I've been tryi...
By: nothinglabs

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Tue, 7 May 2013 23:10:13 PDT
Laser Cut Record http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Record/
Laser Cut Record - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/PVY1/HLJV1US0/FCQPVY1HLJV1US0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/PVY1/HLJV1US0/FCQPVY1HLJV1US0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/PVY1/HLJV1US0/FCQPVY1HLJV1US0.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei A few months back, I wrote about how I used a 3D printer to transform any mp3 into a physical record.  Though all the documentation for that project is available here, and the 3D models could potentially be printed through an online fabrication service, I knew that the barrier to entry for norma...
By: amandaghassaei

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Sun, 5 May 2013 23:49:25 PDT
The Arduino Platform - Laser Cut Holder For Arduino & Stuff http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Arduino-Platform-Laser-Cut-Holder-For-Arduin/
The Arduino Platform - Laser Cut Holder For Arduino & Stuff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/4GVF/HF23WI6M/FGR4GVFHF23WI6M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/4GVF/HF23WI6M/FGR4GVFHF23WI6M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/4GVF/HF23WI6M/FGR4GVFHF23WI6M.SMALL.jpg sridhar_rajagopal In this Instructable, I make a laser-cut double decker platform for the Arduino and related items (like a breadboard, or battery-pack, or other items), which I call "The Arduino Platform" (yes, pun intended! :-))  I made this at Techshop! Materials required: -------------------------- I used plywo...
By: sridhar_rajagopal

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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:27:27 PDT
Understanding Epilog Laser Cutting and Etching Lesson 2: Understanding the Computer Print Options http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-Epilog-Laser-Cutting-and-Etching-Les-1/
Understanding Epilog Laser Cutting and Etching Lesson 2: Understanding the Computer Print Options - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/XZ91/HF23WC7I/F2VXZ91HF23WC7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/XZ91/HF23WC7I/F2VXZ91HF23WC7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/XZ91/HF23WC7I/F2VXZ91HF23WC7I.SMALL.jpg OceanusEva Understanding Epilog C02 Laser Cutting and Etching Lesson 2: Understanding the Computer Print Options Step 1: Introduction About TechShop Link to Previous Instructable Brief Summary Step 2: Printing Options Going over the Print Options What Options to Choose Understandi...
By: OceanusEva

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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:44:16 PDT
Understanding Epilog Laser Cutting and Etching Lesson 1: Understanding the Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-Epilog-Laser-Cutting-and-Etching-Les/
Understanding Epilog Laser Cutting and Etching Lesson 1: Understanding the Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Z7SV/HF23WBQN/F60Z7SVHF23WBQN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Z7SV/HF23WBQN/F60Z7SVHF23WBQN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Z7SV/HF23WBQN/F60Z7SVHF23WBQN.SMALL.jpg OceanusEva Understanding Epilog C02 Laser Cutting and Etching Lesson 1: Understanding the Machine Step 1: Introduction About TechShop History Laser Cutting Laser Cutting Uses Safety Materials Needed Step 2: How Machine Works Parts and There Functions Definitions Software St...
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 14:17:38 PDT
How To Make Laser Cut Business Cards with Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Laser-Cut-Business-Cards-with-Wood/
How To Make Laser Cut Business Cards with Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/08H2/HELXKYZX/FZ708H2HELXKYZX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/08H2/HELXKYZX/FZ708H2HELXKYZX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/08H2/HELXKYZX/FZ708H2HELXKYZX.SMALL.jpg hitekmike Introduction:  Laser Cut business cards can create be quite impressive with even simple designs.  I usually cut these cards for my best clients so that they are less inclined to throw them out and even display them more prominently on their desks (and are even more inclined to call me back!) Curren...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:46:15 PDT
Laser Cutter spiral effect http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutter-spiral-effect/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/M7JI/HEBNGZCL/F5IM7JIHEBNGZCL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/M7JI/HEBNGZCL/F5IM7JIHEBNGZCL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/M7JI/HEBNGZCL/F5IM7JIHEBNGZCL.SMALL.jpg smrat alleck Wanted to share this simple trick I tried on the laser cutter. I had a couple extra water bottles leftover from a previous project (see that one for a brief instruction on the laser settings and rotary attachment). A friend sent me a quote that she wanted me to put on a bottle for her. Only...it was...
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 10:37:52 PDT
Two-tone Laser Etched Stainless water bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-tone-Laser-Etched-Stainless-water-bottles/
Two-tone Laser Etched Stainless water bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/WXTB/HEBMZ8HX/F2GWXTBHEBMZ8HX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/WXTB/HEBMZ8HX/F2GWXTBHEBMZ8HX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/WXTB/HEBMZ8HX/F2GWXTBHEBMZ8HX.SMALL.jpg smrat alleck My friend had a birthday recently and his girlfriend wanted to make custom water bottles for him and all his friends. I immediately volunteered, since it means I get to use the LASER CUTTER!!! For the materials, we used stainless steel bottles from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002VD2RGO/ref=p...
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 10:16:37 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
Using a laser cutter to make etched glass coasters, glasses and CHOCOLATE http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-laser-cutter-to-make-etched-glass-coasters/
Using a laser cutter to make etched glass coasters, glasses and CHOCOLATE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/XFPV/HDG4IWRN/FMYXFPVHDG4IWRN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/XFPV/HDG4IWRN/FMYXFPVHDG4IWRN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/XFPV/HDG4IWRN/FMYXFPVHDG4IWRN.SMALL.jpg nginzler 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 Glass coaster in laser * I got a local glas...
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:24:17 PST
Digital Manufacturing - project four laser cut box http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-project-four-laser-cut-box/
Digital Manufacturing - project four laser cut box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/86IJ/HCV90QEK/FW786IJHCV90QEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/86IJ/HCV90QEK/FW786IJHCV90QEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/86IJ/HCV90QEK/FW786IJHCV90QEK.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash This is the forth in a series of Instructables on how to use CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) and CAM (Computer Aided Machining) if you have been following along you should be getting quite good at using prodesktop so there is not as much detail in the photos and we will be focusing more on the design ...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:59:47 PST
Digital Manufacturing - project three 3D printed box http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-project-three-3D-printed-b/
Digital Manufacturing - project three 3D printed box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/XFGU/HCJOAZ3Y/FCKXFGUHCJOAZ3Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/XFGU/HCJOAZ3Y/FCKXFGUHCJOAZ3Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/XFGU/HCJOAZ3Y/FCKXFGUHCJOAZ3Y.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Designing a project to send to a 3d printer requires a different approach to a project that requires laser cutting, but is not to difficult as long as you remember few points 3D printing has limitations on size  cannot be too big or have parts that too small with no support. Projects with l...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 00:42:21 PST
Digital Manufacturing - project one Key tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-project-one-Key-tag/
Digital Manufacturing - project one Key tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/AX3T/HCB8TMA1/FZJAX3THCB8TMA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/AX3T/HCB8TMA1/FZJAX3THCB8TMA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/AX3T/HCB8TMA1/FZJAX3THCB8TMA1.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Digital manufacturing doesn't have to be expensive or difficult,  with an old computer, free software and a hiring a machine for a few minutes you can make things that would not be possible in a home workshop! This is the first in a series of Instructables on how to use CAD (Computer Aided Drawing)...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:59:50 PST
Laser Cut Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Circuit-Boards/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/45TY/HAVGKLUB/F7T45TYHAVGKLUB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/45TY/HAVGKLUB/F7T45TYHAVGKLUB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/45TY/HAVGKLUB/F7T45TYHAVGKLUB.SMALL.jpg nothinglabs Yes - you can make circuit boards on your 40-watt CO2 laser cutter without etching! Quick summary (step-by-step / more details in video): 1. Attach .001" steel shim to cast acrylic sheet with mounting tape (leave paper backing on acrylic) 2. Cut out though-holes and board itself at 6.5 mm/s (2 pass...
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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:23:55 PST
Laser Cut Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Coasters/
Laser Cut Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/BS9U/HAQ3A7K3/FQJBS9UHAQ3A7K3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/BS9U/HAQ3A7K3/FQJBS9UHAQ3A7K3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/BS9U/HAQ3A7K3/FQJBS9UHAQ3A7K3.SMALL.jpg avatarsjc This guide describes a method to cut and detail coasters made of wood or acrylic using a laser.  Laser cutters are typically driven by a print driver that converts the output of an image in a vector art program like CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, or Inkscape into the cutting path for the laser.  The ...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:41:09 PST
Polyimide (Kapton) PCB Solder Paste Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Polyimide-Kapton-PCB-Solder-Paste-Stencil/
Polyimide (Kapton) PCB Solder Paste Stencil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/5YUN/HAUNNH56/F2Y5YUNHAUNNH56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/5YUN/HAUNNH56/F2Y5YUNHAUNNH56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/5YUN/HAUNNH56/F2Y5YUNHAUNNH56.SMALL.jpg cmiyc Creating a solder paste stencil for a toaster reflow oven or hot plate is simple when you have access to a laser cutter.  I used the Laser Cutter at my local TechShop to create this and other PCB stencils. This Instructable assumes you have created a PCB and are able to generate the Gerber Files fo...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:13:28 PST