Instructables: exploring - workshop - laser-cutting - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:18:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 Point-of-Purchase Acrylic Make-Up Stand | Laser Cut and Engraved http://www.instructables.com/id/Point-of-Purchase-Acrylic-Make-Up-Stand-Laser-Cut-/
Point-of-Purchase Acrylic Make-Up Stand | Laser Cut and Engraved - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5JF8/J7AQWZ4J/FXJ5JF8J7AQWZ4J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5JF8/J7AQWZ4J/FXJ5JF8J7AQWZ4J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5JF8/J7AQWZ4J/FXJ5JF8J7AQWZ4J.SMALL.jpg Trotec Laser Canada This week we're adding a new element to our projects, acrylic bending! We have combined laser cutting and engraving with UV printing and now - acrylic heat bending!We go through the steps on how to make your own Point-of-Purchase (POP) display using our SP500 laser cutting machine, our Mutoh Value...
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Sat, 9 Sep 2017 12:50:18 PDT
Kinetic Wave Simulator Made Easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kinetic-Wave-Simulator-Made-Easy/
Kinetic Wave Simulator Made Easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/9S23/J7AQPPUN/FE99S23J7AQPPUN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/9S23/J7AQPPUN/FE99S23J7AQPPUN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/9S23/J7AQPPUN/FE99S23J7AQPPUN.SMALL.jpg Tanveerkhorajiya This is simple device which imitate organic motion (natural wave) by means of mechanical movements. First Inspiration and reference is taken from Kaleb Craft project, due credits to him! Here in this project I have tried to simplify making process as much as possible, so anyone without high technica...
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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 10:58:32 PDT
Laser Cut Skiff Eurorack Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Skiff-Eurorack-Case/
Laser Cut Skiff Eurorack Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/8NZF/J76GAQ1F/FCM8NZFJ76GAQ1F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/8NZF/J76GAQ1F/FCM8NZFJ76GAQ1F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/8NZF/J76GAQ1F/FCM8NZFJ76GAQ1F.SMALL.jpg push_reset This is a guide of how I made a very simple laser cut 84HP eurorack case. To enter the modular eurorack world, I started with an Erica Synths DIY kit. Specifically the Polivoks VCO I. The old version. Erica Synths now sells a new version of the module. Along with the VCO kit, my friend gave me a Pit...
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:21:31 PDT
Hosting Laser Cutting Workshop for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Hosting-Laser-Cutting-Workshop-for-Beginners/
Hosting Laser Cutting Workshop for Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/ZZS9/J6QQX7CW/F3HZZS9J6QQX7CW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/ZZS9/J6QQX7CW/F3HZZS9J6QQX7CW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/ZZS9/J6QQX7CW/F3HZZS9J6QQX7CW.SMALL.jpg mchau2 In February 2017, I joined a relatively new Makerspace in Hong Kong! it's the Robotics Garage!Some so-called "MakerSpaces" in Hong Kong are over-prized and hard to get to in old industrial building. However Robotics Garage is located in the tech zone in Hong Kong Science Park, home to many tech comp...
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:10:31 PDT
Iphone 7 Headphone Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Iphone-7-Headphone-Holder/
Iphone 7 Headphone Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F77/HHYK/J6MG9GPC/F77HHYKJ6MG9GPC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F77/HHYK/J6MG9GPC/F77HHYKJ6MG9GPC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F77/HHYK/J6MG9GPC/F77HHYKJ6MG9GPC.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 Among the many reasons of why the Iphone 7 irritates me, the headphones given were perhaps the worst one. In the Iphone 6, apple included a convenient and portable headphone holder for their users, but in their iphone 7 models, they removed that portability. I decided to make a small, cozy, and usef...
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:09:34 PDT
Laser Cut Helicone http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Helicone/
Laser Cut Helicone - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/KTLC/J6MGBZJJ/FMWKTLCJ6MGBZJJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/KTLC/J6MGBZJJ/FMWKTLCJ6MGBZJJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/KTLC/J6MGBZJJ/FMWKTLCJ6MGBZJJ.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 Original Design (John Edmark): Instructables influence: https://www.instructables.com/id/Helicone-DNA/I recently became fascinated by John Edmark's work. He's a designer and scientist who creates beautiful sculptures that intertwine the aesthetics of nature with our understanding of mathematics.Tod...
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:56:04 PDT
How to Design and Laser Cut a Game Card Storage Box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Design-and-Laser-Cut-a-Game-Card-Storage-Bo/
How to Design and Laser Cut a Game Card Storage Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/RTLN/J6CGCWB7/FOWRTLNJ6CGCWB7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/RTLN/J6CGCWB7/FOWRTLNJ6CGCWB7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/RTLN/J6CGCWB7/FOWRTLNJ6CGCWB7.SMALL.jpg greylightmay In this Instructable I show how to design a card box from the inside out to fit your favorite card game. I do my design in Adobe Illustrator and I cut the parts on a laser cutter. My example is based on Arkham Horror the Card Game, but you could use the same process for any card game. I show both ac...
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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:40:15 PDT
Single Spiral CD Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Spiral-CD-Rack/
Single Spiral CD Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/MR3Z/J6CG6S0J/FO5MR3ZJ6CG6S0J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/MR3Z/J6CG6S0J/FO5MR3ZJ6CG6S0J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/MR3Z/J6CG6S0J/FO5MR3ZJ6CG6S0J.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 My Cd collection has been messily sitting on my bookshelf for a few months, so I wanted to creatively build something that would hold them. I was recently inspired by John Edmark's work, so I began envisioning DNA and helical structures. Thus, I've created a Single Spiral CD rack for all my archaic ...
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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:40:46 PDT
Adjustable Laser Cut Spice Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Laser-Cut-Spice-Rack/
Adjustable Laser Cut Spice Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/4VV9/J6CG3Z17/FJL4VV9J6CG3Z17.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/4VV9/J6CG3Z17/FJL4VV9J6CG3Z17.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/4VV9/J6CG3Z17/FJL4VV9J6CG3Z17.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 One issue I've had with cooking lately is that I have trouble locating my spices. My cabinet is quite small, so reaching for the right spices can be a hassle. Today, I'll be building a spice rack. The design is flexible, so anyone can extend this to hold an arbitrary number of spices. For requiremen...
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:24:27 PDT
Lasercut Little Wood Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Little-Wood-Boxes/
Lasercut Little Wood Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/D42B/J6CG1T26/FXTD42BJ6CG1T26.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/D42B/J6CG1T26/FXTD42BJ6CG1T26.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/D42B/J6CG1T26/FXTD42BJ6CG1T26.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Sometimes you need to make a container for some tools or a present.If you have access to a laser-cutter machine I think a beautiful solution would be to make a joints plywood box. If you make a search on the web you could find a very good tool by Florian Festi. Boxes.py Among his projects you se...
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:30:34 PDT
Laser Engrave Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engrave-Metal/
Laser Engrave Metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/WQQW/J6B0MT2H/FB5WQQWJ6B0MT2H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/WQQW/J6B0MT2H/FB5WQQWJ6B0MT2H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/WQQW/J6B0MT2H/FB5WQQWJ6B0MT2H.SMALL.jpg brichtl Being able to engrave metal was one of the main reasons, why I got a laser cutter. In this instructable I am going to show you some of my experiences. Please share your results and experiences in the comments, I would love to learn more about engraving metals. A word of warning: The process of engra...
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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:35:25 PDT
Fume Coffin Pre-Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Fume-Coffin-Pre-Filter/
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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:26:09 PDT
Laser Engraved Journal http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraved-Journal/
Laser Engraved Journal - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/Q3VU/J62G64VZ/F5PQ3VUJ62G64VZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/Q3VU/J62G64VZ/F5PQ3VUJ62G64VZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/Q3VU/J62G64VZ/F5PQ3VUJ62G64VZ.SMALL.jpg brichtl In this instructable I am going to show you how I make my currently favourite gift: personalized laser engraved journals. They consist of a wood cover and back plate and as you can see in the pictures while disigning them you can let your imagination run wild. Things You Need You will need: co...
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Tue, 8 Aug 2017 10:02:20 PDT
Laser Cut 3D Printer Spool Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-3D-Printer-Spool-Holder/
Laser Cut 3D Printer Spool Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/1M5Z/J5X0OSVO/FM81M5ZJ5X0OSVO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/1M5Z/J5X0OSVO/FM81M5ZJ5X0OSVO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/1M5Z/J5X0OSVO/FM81M5ZJ5X0OSVO.SMALL.jpg jkmoule I won an M200 desktop 3D printer at a local makerspace contest, and I didn't have a good spool holder. This model is meant to be a very minimal holder so as not to take up a lot of desk room. It holds filament spools that are 2.9" across or so, which is pretty standard (at least in all the makerspac...
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Sat, 5 Aug 2017 18:58:00 PDT
Game of Thones Hodor Door Stop http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-of-Thones-Hodor-Door-Stop/
Game of Thones Hodor Door Stop - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/96EW/J5X0O75N/FY696EWJ5X0O75N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/96EW/J5X0O75N/FY696EWJ5X0O75N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/96EW/J5X0O75N/FY696EWJ5X0O75N.SMALL.jpg jkmoule Learn how to make your very own Hodor door stop! In this tutorial, I will walk you through all the steps I took in making my own Hodor door stop. The design comes from a friend of mine, who does not want to be named. Note: for this tutorial, you will need access to a laser cutter.Please download one...
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Sat, 5 Aug 2017 17:51:24 PDT
Laser Cut Unicorn http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Unicorn/
Laser Cut Unicorn - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/SPHN/J5X0O0F9/FC5SPHNJ5X0O0F9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/SPHN/J5X0O0F9/FC5SPHNJ5X0O0F9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/SPHN/J5X0O0F9/FC5SPHNJ5X0O0F9.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D unicorn model out of 2D pieces. It'd make an excellent gift. Please download the attached file 'unicorn parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to chemlife from thingiverse for the CAD model I used to make the design. It ca...
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Sat, 5 Aug 2017 16:54:00 PDT
Laser Cut USB Thumb Drive Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-USB-Thumb-Drive-Holder/
Laser Cut USB Thumb Drive Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FML/15KH/J5UA9I8O/FML15KHJ5UA9I8O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FML/15KH/J5UA9I8O/FML15KHJ5UA9I8O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FML/15KH/J5UA9I8O/FML15KHJ5UA9I8O.SMALL.jpg Snackattacker If you are like me then you have tons of various USB drives laying around. I decided to kill the clutter and get organized. A simple holder would keep all the drives in one easy to find place.To do this, you just need access to a laser cutter and have some scraps laying around. This project doesn...
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Thu, 3 Aug 2017 08:13:09 PDT
Multi-Clock Banner | UV Printed and Laser Cut http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Clock-Banner-UV-Printed-and-Laser-Cut/
Multi-Clock Banner | UV Printed and Laser Cut - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/43CA/J5UA4HBX/FAN43CAJ5UA4HBX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/43CA/J5UA4HBX/FAN43CAJ5UA4HBX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/43CA/J5UA4HBX/FAN43CAJ5UA4HBX.SMALL.jpg Trotec Laser Canada This week we will show you how to make this incredible Around the World Clock Display with the help of our laser machine and a UV printer. Materials Used:- TroGlass Clear cast acrylic - 6mm- TroGlass Colour Gloss translucent cast acrylic - 3mm (Red and Fuchsia) - TroGlass Colour Gloss satin cast acr...
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Wed, 2 Aug 2017 06:55:03 PDT
The Paint Caddy http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Paint-Caddy/
The Paint Caddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/1LTJ/J5SG0FTX/FT91LTJJ5SG0FTX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/1LTJ/J5SG0FTX/FT91LTJJ5SG0FTX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/1LTJ/J5SG0FTX/FT91LTJJ5SG0FTX.SMALL.jpg NEIN Welcome to the Paint Caddy!If you paint a lot of models or miniatures, you've probably found yourself digging through tupperware containers of little paint bottles. I've designed and built this neat little tray to store my paints, but also to give me an attractive case that's not just for carrying ...
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Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:09:53 PDT
Legend of Korra Clear Acrylic Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Legend-of-Korra-Clear-Acrylic-Coasters/
Legend of Korra Clear Acrylic Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/BEWD/J5SFWYJZ/FL2BEWDJ5SFWYJZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/BEWD/J5SFWYJZ/FL2BEWDJ5SFWYJZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/BEWD/J5SFWYJZ/FL2BEWDJ5SFWYJZ.SMALL.jpg charleneeshong To celebrate the release of the new THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS PART ONE comics (check it out!!) I wanted to make acrylic coasters to give to the illustrator. Acrylic is a bit different from wood, so though this will be similar to my Instructables for Star Wars Birch Coasters, there are a few ext...
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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:52:23 PDT
Laser Cut Video Game Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Video-Game-Holder/
Laser Cut Video Game Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/9U8H/J5MQS5I1/FRM9U8HJ5MQS5I1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/9U8H/J5MQS5I1/FRM9U8HJ5MQS5I1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/9U8H/J5MQS5I1/FRM9U8HJ5MQS5I1.SMALL.jpg jkmoule My apartment mates and didn't have a place to store our video games, so they would tend to clutter up the table and the top of the PS4, and even sometimes the floor around the table. It got a little too messy for me, so I whipped up some designs and cut out an easy to assemble video game holder usin...
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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:43:31 PDT
Parallels for Aligning Lasers and CNC Routers http://www.instructables.com/id/Parallels-for-Aligning-Lasers-and-CNC-Routers/
Parallels for Aligning Lasers and CNC Routers - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/NDCX/J5MQRESE/F7JNDCXJ5MQRESE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/NDCX/J5MQRESE/F7JNDCXJ5MQRESE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/NDCX/J5MQRESE/F7JNDCXJ5MQRESE.SMALL.jpg geotek In a previous Instructable I showed how to build the "Laser Buddy". This device get the laser aimed very precisely a a point on the workpiece. But there is no guarantee that the workpiece is square to the axis of the machine. Here's a set of adjustable parallels that will save the day.CNC routers...
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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 11:29:30 PDT
Laser Cut Wii Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Wii-Base/
Laser Cut Wii Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/67WK/J5MQPIAO/FPC67WKJ5MQPIAO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/67WK/J5MQPIAO/FPC67WKJ5MQPIAO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/67WK/J5MQPIAO/FPC67WKJ5MQPIAO.SMALL.jpg jkmoule We've had a Wii for many years now, and the stand got lost a long time ago. We've had to lay the Wii sideways and it taks up a lot more table space. I thought I would measure the Wii and laser cut a replacement stand. The stand is my own design, but I do not own the rights to the Wii or to the idea ...
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 22:24:55 PDT
Laser Cut Signature Placard http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Signature-Placard/
Laser Cut Signature Placard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/5ZH5/J5MQLGM1/F6B5ZH5J5MQLGM1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/5ZH5/J5MQLGM1/F6B5ZH5J5MQLGM1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/5ZH5/J5MQLGM1/F6B5ZH5J5MQLGM1.SMALL.jpg Menglong Guo This tutorial will teach you how to prep a file in illustrator to laser cut your signature on a placard for decoration, a keychain, or even a gift!You will need:1. Access to laser cutter that can engrave and cut the material of your choice!2. The material you want to engrave on (Check if it is las...
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 17:13:41 PDT
Wooden Puzzle #2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Puzzle-2/
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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:31:37 PDT
How to Cut and Engrave a Stone Cheese Platter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cut-and-Engrave-a-Stone-Cheese-Platter/
How to Cut and Engrave a Stone Cheese Platter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/4Z2J/J5MQ9A3G/FK14Z2JJ5MQ9A3G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/4Z2J/J5MQ9A3G/FK14Z2JJ5MQ9A3G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/4Z2J/J5MQ9A3G/FK14Z2JJ5MQ9A3G.SMALL.jpg btelliot The perfect gift for a geologist who is moving away is a customized stone cheese plate! ...as long as they have some room in their bags for a few more rocks!The basic process is as follows: Source the stone Cut the stone into thin slabs Grind and polish the stone Engrave the stone using...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:19:35 PDT
Star Wars Birch Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Birch-Coasters/
Star Wars Birch Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/BT5F/J5MQ806G/FEWBT5FJ5MQ806G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/BT5F/J5MQ806G/FEWBT5FJ5MQ806G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/BT5F/J5MQ806G/FEWBT5FJ5MQ806G.SMALL.jpg charleneeshong I wanted to make my own set of Star Wars coasters, so I decided to utilize the lasercutter in our Makerspace to do so! I found my design, then adjusted it in Illustrator, then lasercut it. Emblems as Vectors I was lucky enough to find the hard work of cartonus on DeviantArt, who had already conve...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:14:47 PDT
Laser Buddy, Laser Alignment Made Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Buddy-Laser-Alignment-Made-Easy/
Laser Buddy, Laser Alignment Made Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/X1L2/J5MQ6NCB/FJ0X1L2J5MQ6NCB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/X1L2/J5MQ6NCB/FJ0X1L2J5MQ6NCB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/X1L2/J5MQ6NCB/FJ0X1L2J5MQ6NCB.SMALL.jpg geotek This is a simple device that will make your laser to work alignment easier and more precise then you would have ever thought possible. Red dot pointers are nice, and they are certainly a great thing to have. But, they are generally not very precise, and on clear material they can be hard to use. ...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:27:30 PDT
How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 2) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Halftone-Vectors-for-Lasercutting-Meth-1/
How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/WZM2/J5MQ7HBA/FWCWZM2J5MQ7HBA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/WZM2/J5MQ7HBA/FWCWZM2J5MQ7HBA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/WZM2/J5MQ7HBA/FWCWZM2J5MQ7HBA.SMALL.jpg charleneeshong This is a continuation of my other Instructables, How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 1). As the title suggests, this is Method 2! They produce different results, so it's up to you to choose which one you prefer appearance-wise. Both methods are done in Adobe Illustrator. As mentio...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:58:03 PDT
Laser Cut Shark http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Shark/
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:47:49 PDT
Laser Cut Elephant http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Elephant/
Laser Cut Elephant - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/GK4Z/J5K5Z0U1/FV5GK4ZJ5K5Z0U1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/GK4Z/J5K5Z0U1/FV5GK4ZJ5K5Z0U1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/GK4Z/J5K5Z0U1/FV5GK4ZJ5K5Z0U1.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D elephant model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'elephant parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to YahooJAPAN from thingiverse for the CAD model of the elephant I used to make the design. It can be foun...
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:50:45 PDT
Laser Cut Turtle http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Turtle/
Laser Cut Turtle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ED8B/J5K5YSWJ/F2AED8BJ5K5YSWJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ED8B/J5K5YSWJ/F2AED8BJ5K5YSWJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ED8B/J5K5YSWJ/F2AED8BJ5K5YSWJ.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D turtle model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'turtle parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to YahooJAPAN from thingiverse for the CAD model of the turtleI used to make the design. It can be found here:...
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:30:30 PDT
Wooden Puzzle #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Puzzle-1/
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:35:29 PDT
Laser Cut Horse http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Horse/
Laser Cut Horse - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J9FR/J5K5U9LY/FWVJ9FRJ5K5U9LY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J9FR/J5K5U9LY/FWVJ9FRJ5K5U9LY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J9FR/J5K5U9LY/FWVJ9FRJ5K5U9LY.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D horse model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'horse parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to chemlife from thingiverse for the CAD model of the horse I used to make the design. It can be found here:http...
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:43:14 PDT
Laser Cut Bear From Stacked Slices http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Bear-From-Stacked-Slices/
Laser Cut Bear From Stacked Slices - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/H6AK/J5IFWMTL/FZ1H6AKJ5IFWMTL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/H6AK/J5IFWMTL/FZ1H6AKJ5IFWMTL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/H6AK/J5IFWMTL/FZ1H6AKJ5IFWMTL.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D model of a bear by stacking 2D profiles together. Note: you will need a laser cutter for this project.First, I would like to thank christophecaran from thingiverse for the .stl file of the bear model that I used to make this project. His bear model can be fou...
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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:58:17 PDT
How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Halftone-Vectors-for-Lasercutting-Meth/
How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/SL74/J5CQA3I5/F7CSL74J5CQA3I5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/SL74/J5CQA3I5/F7CSL74J5CQA3I5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/SL74/J5CQA3I5/F7CSL74J5CQA3I5.SMALL.jpg charleneeshong Recently I sought to create interesting lasercut vectors for a personal project of mine. In the process, I worked out the kinks of creating halftone vectors from general images, so I wanted to share what I learned with the Instructables community! "Halftone" refers to an art style meant to simulate ...
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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:35:18 PDT
Laser Cut Lion http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Lion/
Laser Cut Lion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/4MP6/J5CQ9H8K/F8I4MP6J5CQ9H8K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/4MP6/J5CQ9H8K/F8I4MP6J5CQ9H8K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/4MP6/J5CQ9H8K/F8I4MP6J5CQ9H8K.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D lion model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'lion parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to YahooJAPAN from thingiverse for the CAD model of the lion I used to make the design. It can be found here: http...
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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:00:15 PDT
Laser Cut Mini Air Raid Siren http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Mini-Air-Raid-Siren/
Laser Cut Mini Air Raid Siren - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F44/W0HN/J5CQ06OB/F44W0HNJ5CQ06OB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F44/W0HN/J5CQ06OB/F44W0HNJ5CQ06OB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F44/W0HN/J5CQ06OB/F44W0HNJ5CQ06OB.SMALL.jpg jkmoule I have been planning on making a full size air raid siren, but before I invest the time and money into that, I wanted to test my design with a scale model. Much to my suprise, the scale model works if you spin it with a compressed air line! In this tutorial, I will step you through how to create the...
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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:16:16 PDT
Laser Cut Desk Nameplate http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Desk-Nameplate/
Laser Cut Desk Nameplate - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/15OC/J58G0RSR/F2T15OCJ58G0RSR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/15OC/J58G0RSR/F2T15OCJ58G0RSR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/15OC/J58G0RSR/F2T15OCJ58G0RSR.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be creating a customizable nameplate for your office desk, or as a gift. The nameplate is meant to be fully customizable, so you will learn how to edit its size and text within this toutorial. For the fabrication part of this tutorial, we will be using a Universal Laser Sys...
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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:11:48 PDT
Laser Cut Cat Dish http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Cat-Dish/
Laser Cut Cat Dish - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/TH0I/J58G19XK/FCCTH0IJ58G19XK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/TH0I/J58G19XK/FCCTH0IJ58G19XK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/TH0I/J58G19XK/FCCTH0IJ58G19XK.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this instructables, you will make a customized food/water dish for your cat or small dog. I got a kitten (her name is Gray) and she needed a food/water dish holder because she would knock over the bowls. Extract the attached zip file. It contains Solidworks part files of the parts of the pet dish...
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Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:43:47 PDT
Laser Cut Triceratops http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Triceratops/
Laser Cut Triceratops - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TP7M/J58FVD5M/F2DTP7MJ58FVD5M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TP7M/J58FVD5M/F2DTP7MJ58FVD5M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TP7M/J58FVD5M/F2DTP7MJ58FVD5M.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D triceratops model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'triceratops v2' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to RileyJackson from thingiverse for the CAD model of the triceratopsI used to make the design. It can ...
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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:20:10 PDT
3d Laser Cut Map http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-Laser-Cut-Map/
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Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:57:49 PDT
Laser Cut PedalBoard http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-PedalBoard/
Laser Cut PedalBoard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/QL9Y/J52Q78DZ/FHPQL9YJ52Q78DZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/QL9Y/J52Q78DZ/FHPQL9YJ52Q78DZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/QL9Y/J52Q78DZ/FHPQL9YJ52Q78DZ.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 Commercial PedalBoards can cost over $100, so today we're going to make a $3 pedalboard!Parts List:1x 1/4"x18"x24" plywood1x laser cutter Design Using MakerCase Sketch Website: http://www.makercase.com/We will use makercase to create a box with our preferred pedalboard size and modify this file t...
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Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:46:21 PDT
Portable Sketch Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Sketch-Board/
Portable Sketch Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/VY2Q/J52Q93EN/FIIVY2QJ52Q93EN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/VY2Q/J52Q93EN/FIIVY2QJ52Q93EN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/VY2Q/J52Q93EN/FIIVY2QJ52Q93EN.SMALL.jpg Glumgad I like drawing. I keep a notepad and a set of pens near me every moment. No matter if I visualize some ideas related to my work or draw for fun. I like sketching or taking notes anytime and anywhere. But it becomes not very convenient when I am commuting or traveling.This Instructable is about a thi...
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Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:04:55 PDT
Laser Cut Furniture Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Furniture-Shelf/
Laser Cut Furniture Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/BUNI/J52Q78H5/FZDBUNIJ52Q78H5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/BUNI/J52Q78H5/FZDBUNIJ52Q78H5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/BUNI/J52Q78H5/FZDBUNIJ52Q78H5.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 Too lazy to go buy IKEA furniture? Too savvy to learn woodworking? Then welcome friend, to laser cut furniture! Today we have a small file cabinet made using plywood and compression joints to hold the structure together. Get Those Parts! Parts List:2x 1/4"x15"x30" plywood1x Laser cutter1x rubber ...
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Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:48:40 PDT
Laser Cut Bear http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Bear/
Laser Cut Bear - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/GVEI/J52Q3MNF/FPCGVEIJ52Q3MNF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/GVEI/J52Q3MNF/FPCGVEIJ52Q3MNF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/GVEI/J52Q3MNF/FPCGVEIJ52Q3MNF.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D bear model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'smaller bear revised' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to christophecaran from thingiverse for the CAD model of the bear I used to make the design. It can be f...
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Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:07:29 PDT
Laser Cut Lego Pins http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Lego-Pins/
Laser Cut Lego Pins - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/G0VT/J4YFW9BO/FBAG0VTJ4YFW9BO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/G0VT/J4YFW9BO/FBAG0VTJ4YFW9BO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/G0VT/J4YFW9BO/FBAG0VTJ4YFW9BO.SMALL.jpg Great Science Academy In this project, makers will create their own wearable pins in the shape of Lego bricks. This is a simple and short activity that anyone can do. We created it for a K-1 summer camp with a focus on Lego, and the kids loved them. They were very excited to pin them on their lunch boxes and book bags. E...
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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:37:01 PDT
How to Design and Laser Cut Custom Game Tokens http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Laser-Cut-Custom-Game-Tokens/
How to Design and Laser Cut Custom Game Tokens - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/4M17/J4SPX9EV/FR14M17J4SPX9EV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/4M17/J4SPX9EV/FR14M17J4SPX9EV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/4M17/J4SPX9EV/FR14M17J4SPX9EV.SMALL.jpg greylightmay In this tutorial I show how to create illustrations of game tokens using Adobe Illustrator, and then how to cut those tokens on a laser cutter. I show some tips on finishing, different types of acrylic and what works best for me. Tools and Materials Tools:Access to a laser cutter (I use one at my...
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Fri, 7 Jul 2017 11:00:32 PDT
Beer Cap Map http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Cap-Map/
Beer Cap Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/A2II/J4IQ33O8/FN4A2IIJ4IQ33O8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/A2II/J4IQ33O8/FN4A2IIJ4IQ33O8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/A2II/J4IQ33O8/FN4A2IIJ4IQ33O8.SMALL.jpg Fisherck I originally designed this as a Christmas present for a friend. It's a great souvenir to show places that you've been too. I've seen beer cap maps sold online, but they're pretty expensive, so I decided to try to make my own! Turns out it isn't too difficult if you have access to a laser cutter. The...
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Sat, 1 Jul 2017 18:50:25 PDT
Fallen Astronaut 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Fallen-Astronaut-2/
Fallen Astronaut 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/8Q8U/J4G51ROV/F9H8Q8UJ4G51ROV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/8Q8U/J4G51ROV/F9H8Q8UJ4G51ROV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/8Q8U/J4G51ROV/F9H8Q8UJ4G51ROV.SMALL.jpg Kiteman At 12:18 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Aug. 2, 1971, Commander David Scott of Apollo 15 placed a 3 1/2-inch-tall aluminum sculpture - an aluminium statuette known now as Fallen Astronaut - onto the dusty surface of a small crater near his parked lunar rover. At that moment the moon transformed from ...
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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:46:13 PDT