Instructables: exploring - workshop - laser-cutting - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:31:28 PST BLOX v1.01 Stool-T http://www.instructables.com/id/Stool-T/
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:15:29 PDT
The Ultimate Guide to Laser-cut Box Generators http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Laser-cut-Box-Generators/
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:44:46 PST
Color Mapping for Laser Cutting @ TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Mapping-for-Laser-Cutting-TechShop/
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:59:03 PST
Laser-Cut DNA Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-DNA-Necklace/
Laser-Cut DNA Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/2RKW/HGIEVT46/FRF2RKWHGIEVT46.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/2RKW/HGIEVT46/FRF2RKWHGIEVT46.SQUARE.jpg https://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 Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Puzzle/
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 19:33:15 PST
Laser Cut Geometric Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Geometric-Pencil-Holder/
Laser Cut Geometric Pencil Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/QRS8/INM7MG3Y/FFPQRS8INM7MG3Y.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/QRS8/INM7MG3Y/FFPQRS8INM7MG3Y.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/QRS8/INM7MG3Y/FFPQRS8INM7MG3Y.SMALL.jpg FSLASER You will need:Laser cutter1/8" WoodGlue Laser Cut Cut out the pieces using the "Geometric Pencil Holder" file provided. The files are provided in .svg and .ai. We used the 5th Gen Hobby Laser to cut our file. Assemble Assembly is simple. You should have 5 cut out pieces. Each piece has not...
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:23:01 PDT
ChalKaat (augmented reality based laser cutter) http://www.instructables.com/id/ChalKaat-augmented-reality-based-laser-cutter/
ChalKaat (augmented reality based laser cutter) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/EJD3/IGJT4AKP/F0IEJD3IGJT4AKP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/EJD3/IGJT4AKP/F0IEJD3IGJT4AKP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/EJD3/IGJT4AKP/F0IEJD3IGJT4AKP.SMALL.jpg niteshkadyan Present day CNC/Lasercutters have an indirect interface involving external computers. To explain this let me give you an example, lets imagine you want to cut a leather bracelet for your arm. To do this with present laser cutters you will have to first take the measurement of your wrist and make a C...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 20:44:08 PST
Chamfered Laser Cut Bread Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Chamfered-Laser-Cut-Bread-Knife/
Chamfered Laser Cut Bread Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/4H03/IJ0EG6CC/F0M4H03IJ0EG6CC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/4H03/IJ0EG6CC/F0M4H03IJ0EG6CC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/4H03/IJ0EG6CC/F0M4H03IJ0EG6CC.SMALL.jpg Fremont Laser and Design In this instructable, we teach you how to make your very own serrated plastic bread knife with a laser cutter! You might ask, why bother? Well, in the process of developing some stuff here at Fremont Laser and Design, we figured out that we can - and that's reason enough for us. We think the jigging...
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 07:31:06 PST
Laser Marquetry & Inlays - Advanced Technique http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Marquetry-Inlays/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:48:24 PDT
Easy Awesome (ceiling/table) Lamp!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Awesome-ceilingtable-Lamp/
Easy Awesome (ceiling/table) Lamp!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/CXF2/IIC1QHJL/FVBCXF2IIC1QHJL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/CXF2/IIC1QHJL/FVBCXF2IIC1QHJL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/CXF2/IIC1QHJL/FVBCXF2IIC1QHJL.SMALL.jpg janpreet.kaur Its one of the most amazing lamp I made. Its very easy and the effect of light is just amazing!But i lost all the photos I clicked of the process! [my phone got stolen :`( ]So I made a 3d to explain the process! :)I hope you guys like it! and if you do Please Vote!!!! :))) Things needed! 1. Plywo...
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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:53:40 PST
Setup Your Laser To Engrave Denim http://www.instructables.com/id/Setup-Your-Laser-To-Engrave-Denim/
Setup Your Laser To Engrave Denim - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/REVP/IDFSNWZH/F7GREVPIDFSNWZH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/REVP/IDFSNWZH/F7GREVPIDFSNWZH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/REVP/IDFSNWZH/F7GREVPIDFSNWZH.SMALL.jpg CovMakerDad You can really make a Denim piece of clothing pop by engraving something personal onto it. Many Makerspaces now have laser engravers but the though of putting your expensive jeans into a laser engraver is a scary one.So, what you need to do is experiment with your laser to understand how to vaporise...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:33:06 PDT
Wooden Book Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Book-Cover/
Wooden Book Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/MHA1/IJG25XRA/F8RMHA1IJG25XRA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/MHA1/IJG25XRA/F8RMHA1IJG25XRA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/MHA1/IJG25XRA/F8RMHA1IJG25XRA.SMALL.jpg nemodude So recently my friend has gotten me a notebook with a cover that wasn't as appealing to me. Instead of being a jerk and getting a new book, I decided to create a new book cover for the book. After thinking about various book covers, I decided that the best course of action would be to make a book co...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 08:58:19 PST
Fume Coffin - Laser Cutter Exhaust Vent Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Fume-Coffin-Laser-Cutter-Exhaust-Vent-Filter/
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:30:38 PDT
Laser Cut Death Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Death-Star/
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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:27:59 PDT
Test your material to determine laser speed and power settings http://www.instructables.com/id/Test-your-material-to-determine-laser-speed-and-po/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:14:14 PDT
How to measure CO2 laser power on a Laser Engraving Machine and Laser Cutting Machine using a simplified (low cost) CO2 laser power meter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-measure-CO2-laser-power-on-a-Laser-Engravin/
How to measure CO2 laser power on a Laser Engraving Machine and Laser Cutting Machine using a simplified (low cost) CO2 laser power meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/3VCW/HLJUZRJB/FJT3VCWHLJUZRJB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/3VCW/HLJUZRJB/FJT3VCWHLJUZRJB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/3VCW/HLJUZRJB/FJT3VCWHLJUZRJB.SMALL.jpg laser_power Most CO2 laser power meters are very expensive and are equipped with capabilities far beyond what the common laser machine operator/owner needs.  These instructions show a sub-$100 laser power meter probe at work, taking quick laser power measurements in less than a minute, with minimal setup time. ...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:03:26 PDT
Design and Fabrication of a Bending-Active Pavilion http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-Fabrication-of-a-Plywood-Pavilion/
Design and Fabrication of a Bending-Active Pavilion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/OQ2P/IHF6MSFZ/F2TOQ2PIHF6MSFZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/OQ2P/IHF6MSFZ/F2TOQ2PIHF6MSFZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/OQ2P/IHF6MSFZ/F2TOQ2PIHF6MSFZ.SMALL.jpg riclamagna Why is it so hard to build freeform shapes? Mainly because most fabrication machines are meant to process flat material stock, and the complexity increases exponentially as soon as we move from 2D to 3D. Money is also a big issue. To quote a very interesting Instructable recently featured on this si...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:27:17 PST
Make Your Own High Quality CO2 Lasercutter! With Touch Control! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-High-Quality-CO2-Lasercutter-With-To/
Make Your Own High Quality CO2 Lasercutter! With Touch Control! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/XIDN/J1GPO235/FH2XIDNJ1GPO235.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/XIDN/J1GPO235/FH2XIDNJ1GPO235.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/XIDN/J1GPO235/FH2XIDNJ1GPO235.SMALL.jpg MichielD99 Hello everybodyAbout a year ago, I wanted to buy a CO2 lasercutter to make my workspace complete. One problem was that lasercutters aren't cheap, especially not for hobbyists who want a large cutting area. Of course, for that price you also get awesome software and customer support when you buy a la...
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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:40:43 PDT
Laser Cut Jewelry Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Jewelry-Box/
Laser Cut Jewelry Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/9T7T/H350ETE3/FTH9T7TH350ETE3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/9T7T/H350ETE3/FTH9T7TH350ETE3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/9T7T/H350ETE3/FTH9T7TH350ETE3.SMALL.jpg jumb5150 Today we're going to make a simple jewelry / keepsake box with the lasers available here at Techshop. This box design originally came from the epilog website which I did some slight modifications to the etchings. Materials: Laser cutter Piece of 1/4" or 1/8" poplar or oak board Wood glue clamps P...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:20:52 PDT
Laser Cut a 3D object using 123D Make http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-a-3D-object-using-123D-Make/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:44:58 PDT
Joinery: Joints for Laser Cut Assemblies http://www.instructables.com/id/Joinery-Joints-for-Laser-Cut-Assemblies/
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Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:15:48 PST
DIY Heng Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Heng-Lamp/
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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:03:08 PST
Easy Method to Do Laser Cut Wood Inlay http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Method-to-Do-Laser-Cut-Wood-Inlay/
Easy Method to Do Laser Cut Wood Inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/7HTP/IN70UTVB/FNP7HTPIN70UTVB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/7HTP/IN70UTVB/FNP7HTPIN70UTVB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/7HTP/IN70UTVB/FNP7HTPIN70UTVB.SMALL.jpg jerrygable This Instructable describes an easy way to use a laser cutter to create a wood inlay. This method does not require you to place the individual pieces. All of them are treated as a single piece and put in place all at once.This Inlay shown in this Instructable is about 4 inches in diameter.The exam...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:47:18 PDT
Wooden Locking Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Locking-Mechanism/
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Sat, 31 Dec 2016 03:31:43 PST
Bear chair and table set for kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Bear-chair-and-table-set-for-kids/
Bear chair and table set for kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/ZAKA/GYDLTR6U/FPAZAKAGYDLTR6U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/ZAKA/GYDLTR6U/FPAZAKAGYDLTR6U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/ZAKA/GYDLTR6U/FPAZAKAGYDLTR6U.SMALL.jpg canuckinjapan I made this bear chair and table set for my daughters a few years ago and they really enjoyed it. I used 3/4" thick lauan, a fairly light wood from the Philippines usually used for shelving and door frames etc. This was my first attempt at furniture not using any screws or nails. Only dowels and glu...
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 05:03:46 PST
Wooden Gear Trains http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Gear-Trains/
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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:02:58 PST
Fairytale storybook marriage proposal with puzzles http://www.instructables.com/id/Fairytale-Story-Proposal-With-Puzzles/
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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:41:38 PST
How-to: Laser engraving photo http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Laser-Engraving-Photo/
How-to: Laser engraving photo - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/UCT3/IW5JC6XE/FTLUCT3IW5JC6XE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/UCT3/IW5JC6XE/FTLUCT3IW5JC6XE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/UCT3/IW5JC6XE/FTLUCT3IW5JC6XE.SMALL.jpg cartonus I want to tell you how we engrave photos on a laser machine. After various tests, trial and error, born algorithm that allows you to get good quality engraving. Excellent quality photo Use photo only excellent quality. Open in Adobe Photoshop. Crop photo Crop photo as you need. Crop Tool (C) ...
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:07:29 PST
Felt Letter Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Felt-Letter-Board/
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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 22:19:54 PST
Make laser cut bathymetric maps http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-laser-cut-bathymetric-maps/
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:26:19 PST
Wood Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Lamp/
Wood Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/DX3S/IVA4LELR/FC5DX3SIVA4LELR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/DX3S/IVA4LELR/FC5DX3SIVA4LELR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/DX3S/IVA4LELR/FC5DX3SIVA4LELR.SMALL.jpg m8pilon L9mpInspired and intrigued to the "flexion tension" system of the ITKE Pavillon 2010, I wanted to use this "active bending" construction system to build a lamp. Using Rhino+Grasshopper I design my lamp as a parametric model, in order to be able to make easy changes during the development and adapt ...
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Wed, 9 Nov 2016 23:26:52 PST
Making Your Mini Laser Engraver Safer and Better http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Your-Mini-Laser-Engraver-Safer-and-Better/
Making Your Mini Laser Engraver Safer and Better - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/G8VR/IUYCZVMC/F9CG8VRIUYCZVMC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/G8VR/IUYCZVMC/F9CG8VRIUYCZVMC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/G8VR/IUYCZVMC/F9CG8VRIUYCZVMC.SMALL.jpg ProfHankD Perhaps you've bought one? They usually cost $80-$150, are advertised as something like "Laser Engraver Printer Cutter Carver DIY Engraving Machine," and have names like NEJE and SuperCarver. They're quite cute, with a laser module that looks like a little laser pointer wrapped in a heat sink. Howev...
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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:05:03 PDT
Map it! http://www.instructables.com/id/Map-It/
Map it! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/VFVN/II96Y7VP/FW6VFVNII96Y7VP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/VFVN/II96Y7VP/FW6VFVNII96Y7VP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/VFVN/II96Y7VP/FW6VFVNII96Y7VP.SMALL.jpg jobvandongen Hello guys,This is an Instructable (as a part of the course TFCD) on making a laser cutted map of any town you desire!So for example your hometown, the city your study in or the city where your significant other is stuck for that half year internship.Once you get the hang of it, it's fairly easy. Th...
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 05:41:25 PST
Simple knock-down cardboard end table (flat pack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-knock-down-cardboard-end-table-flatpack/
Simple knock-down cardboard end table (flat pack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/URK1/GYN8NXSN/FVFURK1GYN8NXSN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/URK1/GYN8NXSN/FVFURK1GYN8NXSN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/URK1/GYN8NXSN/FVFURK1GYN8NXSN.SMALL.jpg canuckinjapan This is a relatively easy to make, knock-down (flatpack) end table made from one cardboard box (it could also be made from multiple boxes or pieces as well). There are four pieces held together with slots, as well as simple mortise and tenon type holes. I am posting this as I could not find any oth...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 04:08:38 PST
How to glue Delrin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-glue-Delrin/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:13:07 PST
Easy 3D topographical maps http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-3D-Topographical-Maps/
Easy 3D topographical maps - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/JPVP/ITKJ946H/FPLJPVPITKJ946H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/JPVP/ITKJ946H/FPLJPVPITKJ946H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/JPVP/ITKJ946H/FPLJPVPITKJ946H.SMALL.jpg makendo Here's a super easy way of making a 3D topographical map of anywhere in the world: you could literally be laser-cutting a map within 10 minutes of reading this instructable. I've always liked maps like these and there are some great tutorials out there... but the complexity had always put me off. Bu...
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:10:21 PDT
Enhance Your Image when Reverse Laser Engraving on Acrylic Sheet http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhance-Your-Image-when-Reverse-Laser-Engraving-on/
Enhance Your Image when Reverse Laser Engraving on Acrylic Sheet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/X5GC/H71GLXSP/FYMX5GCH71GLXSP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/X5GC/H71GLXSP/FYMX5GCH71GLXSP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/X5GC/H71GLXSP/FYMX5GCH71GLXSP.SMALL.jpg danlandrum I developed this easy way to enhance your high contrast images, laser-engraved onto the back of clear acrylic plastic sheet at Makerplace in San Diego, CA using their 100 watt Hurricane laser. You can engrave any kind of image. For this demonstration I'll use a portrait. What sets this technique apa...
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Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:29:41 PDT
Laser Cut Pivoting Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Sewing-Box/
Laser Cut Pivoting Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/RBUW/ILML65ET/F1ORBUWILML65ET.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/RBUW/ILML65ET/F1ORBUWILML65ET.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/RBUW/ILML65ET/F1ORBUWILML65ET.SMALL.jpg Da3da1u5 I needed a small storage container for things like router and drill bits, glue and other small items I use in my workshop. I liked the design of a pivoting box, but the ones that could be bought were way to large, so I decided to make one myself. Fortunately I could use the lasercutter at my local F...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:04:30 PST
Laser Cutter Crosshair http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutter-Crosshair/
Laser Cutter Crosshair - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/S2HW/IHRZGHPT/FRCS2HWIHRZGHPT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/S2HW/IHRZGHPT/FRCS2HWIHRZGHPT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/S2HW/IHRZGHPT/FRCS2HWIHRZGHPT.SMALL.jpg joe.andolina Being new to laser cutters, anything to make setup easier is a blessing. My machine came with a red dot to show where the cutter head is. Thats great but you have no context of where the laser is going. By adding a crosshair to your laser you will know in two directions where the head is. You can al...
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 14:01:58 PST
Laser Cut 3D Models http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-3D-Models/
Laser Cut 3D Models - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/6W86/IE0V5YA3/FGN6W86IE0V5YA3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/6W86/IE0V5YA3/FGN6W86IE0V5YA3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/6W86/IE0V5YA3/FGN6W86IE0V5YA3.SMALL.jpg YuKonstruct As part of our youth programming, YuKonstruct hosted a workshop on making laser cut 3D models. Participants were 10 to 13 years old and learned the basics of setting up files for cutting on our Epilog laser cutter.YuKonstruct is the first makerspace in Canada's north. Our mission is to provide acces...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:16:49 PDT
Laser Cut Stencil Letters http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Stencil-Letters/
Laser Cut Stencil Letters - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/F4PV/FL5RA30R/FXNF4PVFL5RA30R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/F4PV/FL5RA30R/FXNF4PVFL5RA30R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/F4PV/FL5RA30R/FXNF4PVFL5RA30R.SMALL.jpg theredproject This is a simple set of instructions for anyone with access to a laser cutter on how to use a vector-based graphics program to alter text in such a way as to make it laser-cut friendly.I've been working on the design for a few art-objects that need laser-cut letters, and decided it would be good to ...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:10:04 PDT
How to: Laser engraver! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Laser-Cutter/
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Wed, 18 May 2016 06:30:02 PDT
Faking Die Cut Stickers on a Laser Cutter - I Made It at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Faking-Die-cut-Stickers-on-a-Laser-Cutter-I-made-i/
Faking Die Cut Stickers on a Laser Cutter - I Made It at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6HAA/HN81YRRM/FTL6HAAHN81YRRM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6HAA/HN81YRRM/FTL6HAAHN81YRRM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6HAA/HN81YRRM/FTL6HAAHN81YRRM.SMALL.jpg dr04bps As part of a project, I needed die cut labels to apply to a point of purchase display – when I investigated the cost of die cut stickers, they seemed reasonable until I was told I would also have to pay for a specialty die to cut the stickers out, which doubled the cost of the project, My first inte...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:36:22 PDT
3D Head Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Head-Lamp/
3D Head Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/DR95/IJBU18P0/FITDR95IJBU18P0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/DR95/IJBU18P0/FITDR95IJBU18P0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/DR95/IJBU18P0/FITDR95IJBU18P0.SMALL.jpg FSLASER You will need:Wood 1/8"Acrylic 1/8"LED Strip 4"BatterySoldering IronSwitchSolderGlue Laser cut Begin by laser cutting your pieces.We're using the FSL Hobby Laser.The "Base" file includes two parts. This will make the solid and the hollow pieces to stack. Cut along the red lines and engrave on t...
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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:54:09 PST
DIY Laser Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Engraving/
DIY Laser Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/3SEM/INPVZEJS/FBF3SEMINPVZEJS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/3SEM/INPVZEJS/FBF3SEMINPVZEJS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/3SEM/INPVZEJS/FBF3SEMINPVZEJS.SMALL.jpg Aviv Mussali As manufacturing electronics became much cheaper, more technologies are more accessible for makers, enabling us to be able to create anything we would like. One of the things I am more passionate about is laser engraving. I made a little research before I decided which technology I would like to use...
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Mon, 2 May 2016 09:54:45 PDT
Dremel Chop Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Chop-Saw/
Dremel Chop Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/CRPB/ILY0O6F3/F0LCRPBILY0O6F3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/CRPB/ILY0O6F3/F0LCRPBILY0O6F3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/CRPB/ILY0O6F3/F0LCRPBILY0O6F3.SMALL.jpg HTMF Metal Pizza You may have seen displays for K&S Engineering Metals tubing in some hobby stores.What I like about this tubing is that the OD of one size just fits inside the ID of the next size up. I use this feature to make journal type bearings for some of my sculptures.While the tubing can be cut with a small ...
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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:08:19 PDT
Laser Cut Cryptex - Puzzle Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Cryptex/
Laser Cut Cryptex - Puzzle Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/IN5P/ILJWM24Z/FY3IN5PILJWM24Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/IN5P/ILJWM24Z/FY3IN5PILJWM24Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/IN5P/ILJWM24Z/FY3IN5PILJWM24Z.SMALL.jpg Da3da1u5 This project has been made on a laser cutter that I used at FabLab Innovation (http://www.fablabinnovation.dk/)Ever since seeing the movie - the Da Vinci Code - I have been fascinated with the cryptex, a small scale combination vault, that can only be unlocked by entering the right word on the scro...
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Wed, 9 Mar 2016 17:32:47 PST
Tutorial: Laser Cutting from Solidworks http://www.instructables.com/id/Tutorial-Laser-Cutting-from-Solidworks/
Tutorial: Laser Cutting from Solidworks - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/L38Q/HUVPR9OM/F5ML38QHUVPR9OM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/L38Q/HUVPR9OM/F5ML38QHUVPR9OM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/L38Q/HUVPR9OM/F5ML38QHUVPR9OM.SMALL.jpg echang777 This tutorial outlines the process of getting parts from Solidworks to cut on Universal laser cutters. Load your part in Solidworks Make a drawing from the part The document size does not matter. To make things easier on yourself, be sure to de-select the "Display Sheet Format" option. Ad...
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Tue, 6 May 2014 20:12:38 PDT
Laser wood burning pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-wood-burning-pen/
Laser wood burning pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/LV5V/F6S98LQF/FQ6LV5VF6S98LQF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/LV5V/F6S98LQF/FQ6LV5VF6S98LQF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/LV5V/F6S98LQF/FQ6LV5VF6S98LQF.SMALL.jpg ramanff Laser wood burning pen, made of a High Power Laser diode and a mechanical pencil.For this project you will need:-High Power Fiber Coupled Laser Diode.-Mechanical pencil.-Some kind of heat sink and some thermic grease.-2 AA or D batteries or some kind of "clean" power supply.-Laser eye protection.WAR...
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Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:39:44 PDT
Laser Cut M-6 Carnifex Rubber Band Gun from Mass Effect http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-M-6-Carnifex-Rubber-Band-Gun-from-Mass-E/
Laser Cut M-6 Carnifex Rubber Band Gun from Mass Effect - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/NA5Z/IGB22PCF/FWQNA5ZIGB22PCF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/NA5Z/IGB22PCF/FWQNA5ZIGB22PCF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/NA5Z/IGB22PCF/FWQNA5ZIGB22PCF.SMALL.jpg eggfooyoung Ever since I was a kid I have always wanted a rubber band gun. Growing up, my parents would never buy me one because they were afraid I would hurt myself. Now that I'm an adult, I'm old enough to make my own! My urge to own one started when I walked down a toy store with my girlfriend to browse arou...
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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:58:39 PDT