Instructables: exploring - workshop - laser-cutting - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:25:55 PDT BLOX v1.01 Design and Fabrication of a Bending-Active Pavilion http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-Fabrication-of-a-Plywood-Pavilion/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:05:03 PDT
Map it! http://www.instructables.com/id/Map-It/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:04:30 PST
Laser Cutter Crosshair http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutter-Crosshair/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:54:09 PST
DIY Laser Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Engraving/
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Mon, 2 May 2016 09:54:45 PDT
Dremel Chop Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Chop-Saw/
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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
Laser Etching Anodized Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etching-Anodized-Aluminum/
Laser Etching Anodized Aluminum - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/O8JH/GZPZMLEM/FK0O8JHGZPZMLEM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/O8JH/GZPZMLEM/FK0O8JHGZPZMLEM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/O8JH/GZPZMLEM/FK0O8JHGZPZMLEM.SMALL.jpg saratogadude This Instructable will show you how to use a laser cutter to etch anodized aluminum.   I live near a DIY workshop called TechShop - they have $1M worth of equipment that I can get access to for about $100 a month.  One piece of equipment they have is the Epilog laser cutter.  Etching aluminum with s...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:02:43 PDT
Miniature Laser Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Laser-Engraving/
Miniature Laser Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/2Z4P/IJ1TUNEZ/FFO2Z4PIJ1TUNEZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/2Z4P/IJ1TUNEZ/FFO2Z4PIJ1TUNEZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/2Z4P/IJ1TUNEZ/FFO2Z4PIJ1TUNEZ.SMALL.jpg als_liahona If you've read my previous Instructables.com article, where I added a 2 Watt Laser to a Shapeoko 2 you know something about the many things that can be made with a CNC controlled laser. The larger Shapeoko 2 laser is powerful and can accomplish many things, but it isn't great with really small engr...
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:58:43 PST
K40 Laser Cutter: How to Cut and Engrave in One Job http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cut-and-Engrave-Using-a-K40-Laser-Cutter/
K40 Laser Cutter: How to Cut and Engrave in One Job - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RQH6/IE7J84HU/F7HRQH6IE7J84HU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RQH6/IE7J84HU/F7HRQH6IE7J84HU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RQH6/IE7J84HU/F7HRQH6IE7J84HU.SMALL.jpg evo_the_engi The K40 is a budget friendly desktop laser cutter. However, considering that the hardware and software is directly exported from China, it is not user friendly at all. This tutorial shows the end-user how to cut and engrave a pendant in one fell swoop. Note: This tutorial assumes that you alread...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 20:27:38 PDT
Etching brass plates http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-brass-plates/
Etching brass plates - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/EQI1/FGQM1DKB/FEIEQI1FGQM1DKB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/EQI1/FGQM1DKB/FEIEQI1FGQM1DKB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/EQI1/FGQM1DKB/FEIEQI1FGQM1DKB.SMALL.jpg gotang This is how I etched a brass plate to use as a decorative plate for my laptop lid. I've also used these stuck onto the front of notebooks and sketchbooks as presents for friends. My method draws heavily from this instructable and this website, so I thank the respective authors for their sterling wor...
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Tue, 27 May 2008 10:04:00 PDT
How to test and set a Chinese (China) made CO2 Laser Power Supply to get long life from your CO2 Laser Tube for your Laser Engraving and Laser Cutting Machine System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-test-and-set-a-Chinese-China-made-CO2-Laser/
How to test and set a Chinese (China) made CO2 Laser Power Supply to get long life from your CO2 Laser Tube for your Laser Engraving and Laser Cutting Machine System - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/G5X5/HLJUZR8A/FQVG5X5HLJUZR8A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/G5X5/HLJUZR8A/FQVG5X5HLJUZR8A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/G5X5/HLJUZR8A/FQVG5X5HLJUZR8A.SMALL.jpg laser_power Be safe when performing this project. SAFETY IS MOST IMPORTANT.  IF YOU DO IT WRONG THEN YOU CAN BE ELECTROCUTED.  THE HIGH VOLTAGE AND POWER COMBINATION CAN BE LETHAL.  FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THE INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING SAFETY. The high voltage laser power supply settin...
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:52:20 PDT
Laser Cut Wolverine Claws http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Wolverine-Claws/
Laser Cut Wolverine Claws - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/JYYS/IF6NNDU8/FQTJYYSIF6NNDU8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/JYYS/IF6NNDU8/FQTJYYSIF6NNDU8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/JYYS/IF6NNDU8/FQTJYYSIF6NNDU8.SMALL.jpg FSLASER Create a set of harmless claws for the perfect costume accessory.Materials:1/8" AcrylicSuper GlueChrome Spray PaintTools:Laser Cutter (Full Spectrum Laser - Hobby Laser) Cut Cut your files out with a laser cutter. Engrave the blue lines and cut on the red lines.Included are the "Small" ...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:07:23 PDT
2W Arduino Laser Engraver/Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/2W-Arduino-Laser-EngraverCutter/
2W Arduino Laser Engraver/Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/UXXX/IEX539U9/FKCUXXXIEX539U9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/UXXX/IEX539U9/FKCUXXXIEX539U9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/UXXX/IEX539U9/FKCUXXXIEX539U9.SMALL.jpg AlexP66 EDIT 5/10/16: I've added a PDF made by Ed Powell which gives instructions on how to use Inkscape and Universal Gcode Sender to create and send images and text to the laser engraver. Check it out!In my 4th level high school engineering class, we were given the opportunity to do an independent master ...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:01:42 PDT
3D Miniature Chess Pieces made with a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Miniature-Chess-Pieces-made-with-a-Laser-Cutter/
3D Miniature Chess Pieces made with a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/9BIE/IEOP2LP4/FQI9BIEIEOP2LP4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/9BIE/IEOP2LP4/FQI9BIEIEOP2LP4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/9BIE/IEOP2LP4/FQI9BIEIEOP2LP4.SMALL.jpg Steve Crayons I'll show you step by step how I made minature chess pieces (~3 cm tall) by laser cutting acrylic. For this project I used an Epilog 40W Mini 18 laser cutter. Most cuts were done at 100% power and 3% speed. I attached the PDF files of the vector profiles I used.Epilog contest: If I won the Zing lase...
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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:17:48 PDT
Super flexible double curvature surface - laser cut plywood http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-flexible-duble-curvature-surface-laser-cut-p/
Super flexible double curvature surface - laser cut plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/WS2F/IDZSF3Y9/FN2WS2FIDZSF3Y9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/WS2F/IDZSF3Y9/FN2WS2FIDZSF3Y9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/WS2F/IDZSF3Y9/FN2WS2FIDZSF3Y9.SMALL.jpg kofaktorlab Carl Friedrich Gauss distinguishes between three types of curved surfaces, single curved - neutral (cylindrical), and double curved - negative (hyperboloid) and positive (spherical).Curved surfaces are very attractive, especially negative double curved surfaces, but also very complicated to perform....
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:25:31 PDT
Stencil for wood burning / fire typography http://www.instructables.com/id/stencil-for-wood-burning/
Stencil for wood burning / fire typography - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/8J6X/ID0PQQIX/FAO8J6XID0PQQIX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/8J6X/ID0PQQIX/FAO8J6XID0PQQIX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/8J6X/ID0PQQIX/FAO8J6XID0PQQIX.SMALL.jpg giritberen Ok so I was trying to find a cheap diy option for stencils. It would have been easy if we were going to use paint but we wanted to burn the design on wood.. I found metal stencils but that wasn't an option cause I just needed a stencil to use once, and laser cutting metal or anything other than pape...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 05:56:18 PDT
Hipster Travel Computer Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Hipster-Travel-Computer-Case/
Hipster Travel Computer Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/2JRC/ICGW91PS/FUZ2JRCICGW91PS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/2JRC/ICGW91PS/FUZ2JRCICGW91PS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/2JRC/ICGW91PS/FUZ2JRCICGW91PS.SMALL.jpg larsbar I had a limited amount of money to buy a computer, and in the end I couldn't get a case and all the other parts. So I made my own. This was really the first version, and I made a couple mistakes on it, but I will use it as is for now. I didn't use the raster capability of the laser cutter, although ...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:03:14 PDT
Simple Vault Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Vault-Mechanism/
Simple Vault Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/O4XG/ICEMX1XB/FDGO4XGICEMX1XB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/O4XG/ICEMX1XB/FDGO4XGICEMX1XB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/O4XG/ICEMX1XB/FDGO4XGICEMX1XB.SMALL.jpg ThomasJ1 Sometimes, a simple latch just won't do. In a recent project, I had to design a circular lid that would lock from the inside. However, as I didn't want any hardware showing on the outside of the lid, I needed to keep all the moving parts inside. Using this vault-like mechanism has the advantage of b...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:11:32 PDT
Laser Cutting Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutting-Basics/
Laser Cutting Basics - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/4TR2/IC37C9P1/FXK4TR2IC37C9P1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/4TR2/IC37C9P1/FXK4TR2IC37C9P1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/4TR2/IC37C9P1/FXK4TR2IC37C9P1.SMALL.jpg printeraction A laser cutter is a prototyping and manufacturing tool used primarily by engineers, designers, and artists to cut and etch into flat material. Laser cutters use a thin, focused laser beam to pierce and cut through materials to cut out patterns and geometries specified by designers. Apart from cuttin...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:37:59 PDT
AT-ATrinket - a Star Wars Trinket Box http://www.instructables.com/id/AT-ATrinket-a-Star-Wars-Trinket-Box/
AT-ATrinket - a Star Wars Trinket Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/3RHF/IBUT1EY9/F213RHFIBUT1EY9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/3RHF/IBUT1EY9/F213RHFIBUT1EY9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/3RHF/IBUT1EY9/F213RHFIBUT1EY9.SMALL.jpg Erivelton update: this project is participating in the fandom contest. If Enjoy, do not forget to give your vote!This project was born out of admiration for the Star Wars universe, and vehicles created for the movies. Imperial walkers are amazing machines, and the AT-AT the main example of this class of vehic...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 09:11:09 PDT
Laser cut your own Google Cardboard with Ponoko http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-your-own-Google-Cardboard-with-Ponoko/
Laser cut your own Google Cardboard with Ponoko - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/7J6U/IBTF7ZEO/FRD7J6UIBTF7ZEO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/7J6U/IBTF7ZEO/FRD7J6UIBTF7ZEO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/7J6U/IBTF7ZEO/FRD7J6UIBTF7ZEO.SMALL.jpg DanDevorkin Google Cardboard is a simple and cost-effective headset that allows anyone with a smartphone to enjoy some really cool virtual reality. This instructable covers how to use the online laser cutting service Ponoko to create and assemble your own laser cut VR Headset.If you have your own laser cutter, ...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 20:35:13 PDT
Make a Working Playable Tortilla Record with a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Working-Playable-Tortilla-Record-with-a-Las/
Make a Working Playable Tortilla Record with a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/C5O3/IBRRYO5W/FSXC5O3IBRRYO5W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/C5O3/IBRRYO5W/FSXC5O3IBRRYO5W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/C5O3/IBRRYO5W/FSXC5O3IBRRYO5W.SMALL.jpg UpgradeTech They say that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.Without further ado, an actual record made from a tortilla playing "The Mexican Hat Dance" also known as "Jarabe Tapatío". Why do this?A while ago there was a satirical video featuring a tortilla jammed on top of a record player spind...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 23:27:41 PDT