Instructables: exploring - lasers - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:57:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 Wheel Stool !!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheel-Stool-/
Wheel Stool !!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/14SO/HZ2J1A7A/FGR14SOHZ2J1A7A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/14SO/HZ2J1A7A/FGR14SOHZ2J1A7A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/14SO/HZ2J1A7A/FGR14SOHZ2J1A7A.SMALL.jpg sonodera This stool is for TenkaizuBudokai 3rd (Stool contest at Ogaki Mini Maker 2014).Material:MDF2.5mm 300*500mm 18sheets, 300*300mm 6sheetsSize:H200*W400*L400mmHow to make:1. Cut MDF using a laser cutting machine.2. Assemble all parts.[Tools]laser cutting machine : Oh Laser HAJIME, UNIVERSAL VLS3.50 Soft...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:27:07 PDT
CNC Laser for Printing Images and Engraving - Shapeoko 2 based http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Laser-for-Printing-Images-and-Engraving-Shapeo/
CNC Laser for Printing Images and Engraving - Shapeoko 2 based - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/HM4P/HZ13K1PX/FZ7HM4PHZ13K1PX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/HM4P/HZ13K1PX/FZ7HM4PHZ13K1PX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/HM4P/HZ13K1PX/FZ7HM4PHZ13K1PX.SMALL.jpg als_liahona If you own or plan to build a Shapeoko 2 CNC Milling Machine, this Instructable will walk you through the steps necessary to be able to add a 2 watt laser capable of printing grey-scale images on many surfaces. You will also find details on how to engrave at full power.I will take you through all o...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:41:34 PDT
LASER diode driver http://www.instructables.com/id/LASER-diode-driver/
LASER diode driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/YAPL/HKDFFVVK/FJAYAPLHKDFFVVK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/YAPL/HKDFFVVK/FJAYAPLHKDFFVVK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/YAPL/HKDFFVVK/FJAYAPLHKDFFVVK.SMALL.jpg Milen      For the driving of the LASER diodes (LD) special drivers circuits are used. They can work in two ways : 1) produce constant regulated voltage; 2) produce constant current driven through the LD load. The second type is more easy to design and use and different circuits for their implementation e...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:38:20 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
Facet Chair- Double-bevel laser marquetry http://www.instructables.com/id/Facet-Chair-Double-bevel-laser-marquetry/
Facet Chair- Double-bevel laser marquetry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/2QYW/HWCJFNVJ/FQB2QYWHWCJFNVJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/2QYW/HWCJFNVJ/FQB2QYWHWCJFNVJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/2QYW/HWCJFNVJ/FQB2QYWHWCJFNVJ.SMALL.jpg christyoates Because of the advanced nature of this project, there are several processes covered in an overview format rather than a step-by-step format. This project among my many projects is an exploration guided by years of experimentation and variations on a theme. I hope it will help guide your next las...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:15:12 PDT
Turn on and off your things with a laser! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-on-and-off-your-things-with-a-laser/
Turn on and off your things with a laser! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/JL18/GMJIEEWP/FCVJL18GMJIEEWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/JL18/GMJIEEWP/FCVJL18GMJIEEWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/JL18/GMJIEEWP/FCVJL18GMJIEEWP.SMALL.jpg XicoMBD There are already some great projects around here about hacking home automation systems, but what I wanted to do was to control my plugs creatively. Thats why I decided to do this. To have the most functionalities possible I put a arduino inside the plug switch.  This way it was possible to add a ...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:12:33 PDT
Game of Thrones Personalized Bottle Label http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-of-Thrones-Personalized-Bottle-Label/
Game of Thrones Personalized Bottle Label - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/S7HM/HWDRPSJ0/FPJS7HMHWDRPSJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/S7HM/HWDRPSJ0/FPJS7HMHWDRPSJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/S7HM/HWDRPSJ0/FPJS7HMHWDRPSJ0.SMALL.jpg codysseus Dan dun dada dan dun... Time to get your Obsidian Link of Label making, young Maesters. I made this at TechShop for my buddy Royce, who has graciously hosted us at his place for Game of Thrones. Supplies You'll need a bottle (I picked Ommegang for their Lannister-like logo), Super 77 spray adhes...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:43:16 PDT
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Coffins-DIYing-Free/
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SMALL.jpg Justin Tyler Tate In paying respect to the dead, to our loved ones, we often forget the cost of that respect. DIYing Free (http://diyingfree.weebly.com) is a website/project/intervention seeking to alleviate the economical and ecological costs of death through design and technology. Through the following Instructable...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 04:43:00 PDT
Burning Lasers for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Class-IIIb-or-Class-IV-Burning-Laser-for-Beginners/
Burning Lasers for Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/ZQ5W/HVJ3BBCF/F09ZQ5WHVJ3BBCF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/ZQ5W/HVJ3BBCF/F09ZQ5WHVJ3BBCF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/ZQ5W/HVJ3BBCF/F09ZQ5WHVJ3BBCF.SMALL.jpg MooMeat42 I don't care who you are: lasers are awesome. In this instructable, I will show you how to build a burning laser. If you're having trouble understanding the design, I will clarify any misunderstandings in the comments, but basic electronics should be understood first. I don't want this kind of power...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 15:39:06 PDT
SketchUp, Inkscape, and Ponoko Laser Cutting http://www.instructables.com/id/SketchUp-Inkscape-and-Ponoko-Laser-Cutting/
SketchUp, Inkscape, and Ponoko Laser Cutting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/V55S/FHFQ4L63/FRPV55SFHFQ4L63.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/V55S/FHFQ4L63/FRPV55SFHFQ4L63.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/V55S/FHFQ4L63/FRPV55SFHFQ4L63.SMALL.jpg flightsofideas This Instructable will show how to use the SketchUp to Inkscape to Ponoko Laser Cutting pipeline with a little plugin that I've written. Meaning that all of your exact calculations in 3D can be preserved as a vector format in 2D for LASER CUTTING. I've developed this SketchUp plugin for the ent...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2008 07:17:07 PDT
Smartitions: Create Lasercut Custom Partitions for Shipping! http://www.instructables.com/id/Smartitions-Create-Lasercut-Custom-Partitions-for-/
Smartitions: Create Lasercut Custom Partitions for Shipping! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/AVBM/HUU1EYNA/FH1AVBMHUU1EYNA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/AVBM/HUU1EYNA/FH1AVBMHUU1EYNA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/AVBM/HUU1EYNA/FH1AVBMHUU1EYNA.SMALL.jpg SolamenteDoug Let's say you want to ship a PC or a Mason jar or a 3D printed part, and being the normal human being you are, don't have large volume of packing peanuts. If you can model the object, you can make a custom cardboard lattice to protect it! Where I work, we accumulate incredible amounts of cardboard...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 22:59:52 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
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
10 Tips and Tricks for Laser Engraving and Cutting http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Tips-and-Tricks-for-Laser-Engraving-and-Cutting/
10 Tips and Tricks for Laser Engraving and Cutting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/I5S4/HUIWN6UZ/F14I5S4HUIWN6UZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/I5S4/HUIWN6UZ/F14I5S4HUIWN6UZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/I5S4/HUIWN6UZ/F14I5S4HUIWN6UZ.SMALL.jpg geordie_h Hello, I'm Geordie and I currently work at ADX Portland running the Laser Cutter and Engraver. My job is to take in customer's projects, set them up and run them on the laser. As a result, I've learned a few tricks for how to set up jobs to get the best results, and in this Instructable I'm going ...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:42:41 PDT
Updated with leaf measurements....What do you like to measure? Please leave your comment.....A Low Cost Educational Atomic Force Microscope 教育型原子力顯微鏡 http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Low-Cost-Atomic-Force-Microscope-低成本原子力顯微鏡/
Updated with leaf measurements....What do you like to measure? Please leave your comment.....A Low Cost Educational Atomic Force Microscope 教育型原子力顯微鏡 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/Q2IP/HUIWL7TF/FT9Q2IPHUIWL7TF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/Q2IP/HUIWL7TF/FT9Q2IPHUIWL7TF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/Q2IP/HUIWL7TF/FT9Q2IPHUIWL7TF.SMALL.jpg whoand Microscopes are awesome! They help us see things that are not visible to bare eyes. Optical microscopes can only see micro scale (1/1,000 millimeter) structures. However, you can explore nano scale (1/1,000,000 millimeter) world by Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM). Yet a stock-ready AFM usually costs ...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:18:23 PDT
Corkmap - Lasercutting cork http://www.instructables.com/id/Corkmap-Lasercutting-cork/
Corkmap - Lasercutting cork - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/GSZR/HUBWTY6L/FFRGSZRHUBWTY6L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/GSZR/HUBWTY6L/FFRGSZRHUBWTY6L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/GSZR/HUBWTY6L/FFRGSZRHUBWTY6L.SMALL.jpg alepalan I love maps but most important I love meeting people from different parts of the world. Getting to know their stories and understanding their roots and history makes me feel connected to them. While I was doing my residency at Pier 9 we had recently moved to a new office space with white clean wal...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:17:40 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/
Laser Etched Paper for Folding Complex Forms - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/RNK7/HUAAX2MB/FR5RNK7HUAAX2MB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/RNK7/HUAAX2MB/FR5RNK7HUAAX2MB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/RNK7/HUAAX2MB/FR5RNK7HUAAX2MB.SMALL.jpg andreasbastian Folding is a powerful tool for both aesthetics and engineering. Many forms are possible using folding techniques, but it becomes increasingly difficult to attain these forms as the crease paths develop more and more complexity and density. By laying out all the folds in software and laser etching ...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:08:45 PDT
Personalize your wooden phone cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalize-your-wooden-phone-cover/
Personalize your wooden phone cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/27QP/HTUV9FPB/F7D27QPHTUV9FPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/27QP/HTUV9FPB/F7D27QPHTUV9FPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/27QP/HTUV9FPB/F7D27QPHTUV9FPB.SMALL.jpg RubenRosseel A few weeks ago I bought a bamboo iphone cover for my girlfriend. She was searching for a while, so I bought it as a surprise. But I wanted to make it more personal ...  Have fun personalizing your cover !!                  Find the right picture When looking for a picture, it i...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:22:39 PDT
Laser Cut Helical Springs http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Helical-Springs/
Laser Cut Helical Springs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/192J/HTVIEVSR/F8A192JHTVIEVSR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/192J/HTVIEVSR/F8A192JHTVIEVSR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/192J/HTVIEVSR/F8A192JHTVIEVSR.SMALL.gif adamwatters I created the helical spring GIFified1 above by using the Trotec rotary attachment in a Speedy 300 to laser cut a 3D printed PLA plastic tube. It is one of many helical springs I've laser cut over the past three months2. The springs vary in design and material - so far, I have used 3D printed ...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:37:24 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
hatching egg coat hook http://www.instructables.com/id/hatching-egg-coat-hook/
hatching egg coat hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/R7TD/HR1711R9/FORR7TDHR1711R9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/R7TD/HR1711R9/FORR7TDHR1711R9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/R7TD/HR1711R9/FORR7TDHR1711R9.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus An egg shaped coat hook 'cracks' open to reveal a baby bird when a coat is hung, when the coat is removed the egg closes up again. This fun coat hook is made with 1/8" [3mm] craft plywood and was made on a laser cutter. When I first saw this design on the Grand Illusions Youtube channel, I real...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:51:00 PDT
Rotary Tool Organizer made with a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Tool-Organizer-made-with-a-Laser-Printer/
Rotary Tool Organizer made with a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/8EER/HTDSQ2WN/FQR8EERHTDSQ2WN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/8EER/HTDSQ2WN/FQR8EERHTDSQ2WN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/8EER/HTDSQ2WN/FQR8EERHTDSQ2WN.SMALL.jpg dogtooth Here is my rotary tool organizer.   It consists of a wood  box and a set of removable trays that hold the rotary bits.  All the parts were cut on the the laser with the exception of the latch hardware,  which was made on a 3d printer. I made it at Techshop:   http:www.techshop.ws Materials and ...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:14:00 PDT
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Thru-hole-PCB-Fabrication-TechShop-Chandler/
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SMALL.jpg dakman123 If this was helpful please LIKE https://www.facebook.com/TechShopChandler ... If it wasn't for TechShop and the opensource maker movement I would of never discovered this amazing technique.. ------- Awhile back TechShopJim wrote a great instructable on Etching PCB's. I used this method and had...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:19:26 PDT
Teelight Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Teelight-Box/
Teelight Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/6IY9/HSVT9KH5/F1I6IY9HSVT9KH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/6IY9/HSVT9KH5/F1I6IY9HSVT9KH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/6IY9/HSVT9KH5/F1I6IY9HSVT9KH5.SMALL.jpg janth Made in the fablab of the RWTH Aachen (http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/fablab) and for testing a program made in a project course (http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/cutcad - the program itself is not fully functional yet, but at least for this thing it works). Made out of 2mm wood (birch plywood is more stable, ...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:58:23 PDT
Happy Pants (laser etched denim jeans) http://www.instructables.com/id/Happy-Pants-laser-etched-denim-jeans/
Happy Pants (laser etched denim jeans) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/F204/HSVH0YVQ/FL3F204HSVH0YVQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/F204/HSVH0YVQ/FL3F204HSVH0YVQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/F204/HSVH0YVQ/FL3F204HSVH0YVQ.SMALL.jpg ihavesparkle Where I live it's been a loooong, extra cold winter. It's still winter here buuuuuut, I am looking forward to spring and summer - especially with my new Happy Pants! Happy Pants are great because when you can't think of anything positive, when you're only looking at the cup as half empty - just ...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:33:57 PDT
Laser Cut Wood Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Wood-Wallet/
Laser Cut Wood Wallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/5GM3/HOHYG0BG/FOJ5GM3HOHYG0BG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/5GM3/HOHYG0BG/FOJ5GM3HOHYG0BG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/5GM3/HOHYG0BG/FOJ5GM3HOHYG0BG.SMALL.jpg jbagnol I made it at Techshop http://techshop.ws/ I needed a wallet that was minimalistic, sleek, and inexpensive. This let me to create my own LaserCut wood wallet. This wallet holds my essentials with a personalized touch, and can be customized to however you like. The best part about this wallet is the...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:15:05 PDT
Mechanical iris v2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-iris-v20/
Mechanical iris v2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SMALL.jpg NTT Before anything else, I would like to say that this Instructable is based on and inspired by carlbass and his Mechanical iris. Author: http://www.instructables.com/member/carlbass/ Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/mechanical-iris-1/ Inspired by his work I quickly put a piece of...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:43:49 PDT
Maker Olympics Medals http://www.instructables.com/id/Maker-Olympics-Medals/
Maker Olympics Medals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7HY9/HRKQXNZ3/FUN7HY9HRKQXNZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7HY9/HRKQXNZ3/FUN7HY9HRKQXNZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7HY9/HRKQXNZ3/FUN7HY9HRKQXNZ3.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The 2014 Makerlympics is a contest being held by Instructables for authors to showcase their finely-tuned skills by making great projects in different categories. The "events" are: Food, Living, Workshop, Tech, Play, and Outside; the contest runs from February 3 to February 24. To go along with th...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:43:58 PST
Salvage a Laser Diode From a cd Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvage-a-Laser-Diode-From-a-cd-Driver/
Salvage a Laser Diode From a cd Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/D7W7/HQ9RESUL/FKOD7W7HQ9RESUL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/D7W7/HQ9RESUL/FKOD7W7HQ9RESUL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/D7W7/HQ9RESUL/FKOD7W7HQ9RESUL.SMALL.jpg juul414 If you are new to lasers let me explain what a laser diode is. A laser diode is like an led but the light is more concentrated and a laser diode needs a drive To light up or else you can blow it up. If you hack a driver and salvage the two diodes out of it it will contain a collored laser and a in...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:59:53 PST
Build a laser cutter fume extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-laser-cutter-fume-extractor/
Build a laser cutter fume extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/GQOX/HQ1E8D2D/F6ZGQOXHQ1E8D2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/GQOX/HQ1E8D2D/F6ZGQOXHQ1E8D2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/GQOX/HQ1E8D2D/F6ZGQOXHQ1E8D2D.SMALL.jpg Zach I built my first laser cutter in 1996 and learned right away that laser cutters "stink". Well, at least the fumes from cutting smell awful and are quite harmful to breath. After trying several fume extraction options, back in 2002 I found the ElectroCorp RSU filter. It was a bit expensive, I think I...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 14:50:05 PST
Laser Etched Leather Bracelets - Valentines Gifts http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Leather-Bracelets-Love-Poems/
Laser Etched Leather Bracelets - Valentines Gifts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/D3FR/HPT69DMH/FA8D3FRHPT69DMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/D3FR/HPT69DMH/FA8D3FRHPT69DMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/D3FR/HPT69DMH/FA8D3FRHPT69DMH.SMALL.jpg Alyssa Ravenwood Masks Create lovely leather bracelets etched with your favorite sayings/poems. This project uses a laser cutter. You can make it at the Tech Shop http://www.techshop.ws/ I made these bracelets at the Mid-Peninsula Tech Shop on the 45 watt Epilog laser. I teach these and other leather craft workshops at ...
By: Alyssa Ravenwood Masks

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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:56:37 PST
Rotomatic, the Party in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotomatic-the-Party-in-a-Box/
Rotomatic, the Party in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/NSQR/HPKJBGR8/FJBNSQRHPKJBGR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/NSQR/HPKJBGR8/FJBNSQRHPKJBGR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/NSQR/HPKJBGR8/FJBNSQRHPKJBGR8.SMALL.jpg biobonnie If you want to make a box of lasers, first you'll need a box or treasure chest. This one was made from reclaimed wood by my talented carpenter friend Hudson. Line the box with some red velvet for bonus pizzazz. Mount lasers on a tripod You'll need four Class IIIa (5 mW) laser pointers, any combi...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:22:35 PST
Make A Laser Etched Notebook http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Laser-Etched-Notebook/
Make A Laser Etched Notebook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/Q41V/HP8PLDSW/F05Q41VHP8PLDSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/Q41V/HP8PLDSW/F05Q41VHP8PLDSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/Q41V/HP8PLDSW/F05Q41VHP8PLDSW.SMALL.jpg davemenc A wooden notebook cover would look nice. But there's the issue of the hinge. This design uses something called a "living hinge" which is a bunch of very close but unconnected cuts in wood that makes the wood flexible.  Basically it's a piece of wood with the hinge in the middle and a bit of decorat...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 19:13:00 PST
BatKid's Key to Gotham City http://www.instructables.com/id/BatKids-Key-to-Gotham-City/
BatKid's Key to Gotham City - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/ZTLR/HO7XITVM/FNCZTLRHO7XITVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/ZTLR/HO7XITVM/FNCZTLRHO7XITVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/ZTLR/HO7XITVM/FNCZTLRHO7XITVM.SMALL.jpg Evan Atherton On November 15, 2013, the city of San Francisco was converted to Gotham City to fulfill the wish of 5-year old Miles Scott, a Leukemia survivor, who wanted to be Batman. For more information on Miles and his special day, check out: http://sf.wish.org/wishes/wish-stories/i-wish-to-be/wish-to-be-batki...
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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:49:05 PST
Laser Tripwire Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Tripwire-Alarm/
Laser Tripwire Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/B1LN/HNRLLXTN/FHVB1LNHNRLLXTN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/B1LN/HNRLLXTN/FHVB1LNHNRLLXTN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/B1LN/HNRLLXTN/FHVB1LNHNRLLXTN.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos No security system is complete without lasers. So in this project I am going to show you how to build a laser tripwire alarm from a laser point, a couple of mirrors, and a few dollars of electrical parts. With this you can cover an entire house with an array of light beams. If any one of them is...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:07:52 PST
Laser Inked Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Inked-Metal/
Laser Inked Metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/AOVJ/HNXRZXX3/FOGAOVJHNXRZXX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/AOVJ/HNXRZXX3/FOGAOVJHNXRZXX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/AOVJ/HNXRZXX3/FOGAOVJHNXRZXX3.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Everyone loves lasers. Everyone loves metal. From name plates for corporate fat cats to monogrammed brass monocles for burning-man bums everyone has a use for some laser inked metal. Put the two together and you can get some really cool results. You don't need a super powerful laser to mark on met...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:44:39 PST
Laser Cut Jack o Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Jack-o-Lantern/
Laser Cut Jack o Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/U0GR/HNFZEZ8X/FLCU0GRHNFZEZ8X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/U0GR/HNFZEZ8X/FLCU0GRHNFZEZ8X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/U0GR/HNFZEZ8X/FLCU0GRHNFZEZ8X.SMALL.jpg PrimaryMorse This fall, you can blow all of your friends away by carving pumpkins with lasers. Supplies 2 pumpkins - roughly 6 - 8" diameter Knife Spoon - or something else to scoop out pumpkin insides Cardboard Laser Cutter - I used a 60 watt Epilog Helix machine Choose an Image Choose a vector or bitma...
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 04:10:27 PDT
Laser cut box with veneer endless knot inlay http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-box-with-veneer-endless-knot-inlay/
Laser cut box with veneer endless knot inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/VTB2/HMVJPIAK/FGUVTB2HMVJPIAK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/VTB2/HMVJPIAK/FGUVTB2HMVJPIAK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/VTB2/HMVJPIAK/FGUVTB2HMVJPIAK.SMALL.jpg dogtooth Here is a box with an inlay made entirely on a laser cutter.  The software used was open source Inkscape, with a plugin to generate the tabbed box.    The box itself was made from 1/4 walnut plywood, and the inlay was paper-backed maple veneer.   The endless knot  is a traditional design used acro...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:08:00 PDT
The MicroSlice V1 | A tiny Arduino laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/MicroSlice-A-tiny-Arduino-laser-cutter/
The MicroSlice V1 | A tiny Arduino laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/6YJ4/HMMFC254/FLT6YJ4HMMFC254.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/6YJ4/HMMFC254/FLT6YJ4HMMFC254.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/6YJ4/HMMFC254/FLT6YJ4HMMFC254.SMALL.jpg SilverJimny A few years ago I saw an Instructable where Groover had used a pair of DVD-RW drives to make a pocket laser engraver. Inspired by the idea, driven by the recent purchase of a full-sized 50 watt CO2 laser cutter, and roused by the launch of the Microcontroller contest I took the decision to have a cr...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:43:45 PDT
Quick jig for laser etching multiple irregularly shaped objects (river rocks) http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-jig-for-laser-etching-multiple-irregularly-s/
Quick jig for laser etching multiple irregularly shaped objects (river rocks) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/YY3Q/HLJVDI9E/FACYY3QHLJVDI9E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/YY3Q/HLJVDI9E/FACYY3QHLJVDI9E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/YY3Q/HLJVDI9E/FACYY3QHLJVDI9E.SMALL.jpg joejoetheclown When using a laser engraver for production work, it is often desirable to be able to etch multiple objects in one pass.  The benefits are that there is less material handling and less wear on the hinges of your laser's lid, and you can start a job and then do something else (while keeping a watchful...
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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:58:47 PDT
Star Trek Target Practice http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Target-Practice/
Star Trek Target Practice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/CPAZ/HL5FGJ8S/FESCPAZHL5FGJ8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/CPAZ/HL5FGJ8S/FESCPAZHL5FGJ8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/CPAZ/HL5FGJ8S/FESCPAZHL5FGJ8S.SMALL.jpg TSJWang Original HERE: http://tsjwang.blogspot.com/2013/09/star-trek-target-practice.html I guess I was watching a bit too much Star Trek with my brother. I decided to make a phaser. Some of you may know that there are multiple types of phasers. I modeled mine after one of these.... HERE IS A VIDEO, basic...
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Wed, 4 Sep 2013 18:46:58 PDT
Homemade laser module http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-laser-module/
Homemade laser module - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/7B1X/HK482XTY/FOF7B1XHK482XTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/7B1X/HK482XTY/FOF7B1XHK482XTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/7B1X/HK482XTY/FOF7B1XHK482XTY.SMALL.jpg pinomelean You all know that when making a laser device, the most difficult part it's focusing without buying a module. So here it is, a complet guide about how to make a focusable laser module with parts you have lying around. Everybody havs heared about aixiz module, but they're expensive, at least if you kn...
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 10:05:47 PDT
Fun wood coasters using laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-wood-coasters-using-laser-cutter/
Fun wood coasters using laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5K/I4TD/HJZ84ODV/F5KI4TDHJZ84ODV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5K/I4TD/HJZ84ODV/F5KI4TDHJZ84ODV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5K/I4TD/HJZ84ODV/F5KI4TDHJZ84ODV.SMALL.jpg fxiao Made this at Techshop.ws You will need: Plank of wood Laser cutter/etcher Some wood cutting tools -- I used the vertical band saw A few images with a common theme Create your coasters on Illustrator and laser the images 4in by 4in is a good size Design your coasters however you like. Would be ...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 23:57:36 PDT
Laser Engraved Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraved-Recycled-Wine-Bottle-Glasses/
Laser Engraved Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AR0D/HJ5ZIXIG/FO9AR0DHJ5ZIXIG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AR0D/HJ5ZIXIG/FO9AR0DHJ5ZIXIG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AR0D/HJ5ZIXIG/FO9AR0DHJ5ZIXIG.SMALL.jpg MichaelDFarmer I made these Pittsburgh themed drinking glasses out of recycled wine bottles.  I made it at TechShop. These were etched on the Trotec Speedy 300 laser engraver. Supplies Needed 1. Safety Glasses 2. A silicon oven mitt 3. Empty wine bottles 4. A 5 gallon bucket 5. A copper scouring pad 6....
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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:30:10 PDT
Custom Miniature Minimalist Picture Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Miniature-Minimalist-Picture-Frame/
Custom Miniature Minimalist Picture Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/RR76/HIT3GBZS/FTARR76HIT3GBZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/RR76/HIT3GBZS/FTARR76HIT3GBZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/RR76/HIT3GBZS/FTARR76HIT3GBZS.SMALL.jpg mdln You.  You have a picture laying around.  It's an odd size.  It has much sentiment attached to it...it could be a portrait of a long-lost love...or a rendering of someone (or some...thing) you've only dreamed of. You'd tack it on your fridge, but magnets are so passé.  You have standards. Maybe you ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 15:50:01 PDT
How to Use a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Laser-Cutter/
How to Use a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/H6BH/FSSIHY2F/FMDH6BHFSSIHY2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/H6BH/FSSIHY2F/FMDH6BHFSSIHY2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/H6BH/FSSIHY2F/FMDH6BHFSSIHY2F.SMALL.jpg StumpChunkman The laser cutter is one of the most useful tools in a modern shop. Laser cutters work by directing a very powerful laser beam, at a precise focal length, onto a material which they either cut or etch, depending on how the laser cutter has been set up. Laser cutters cut materials similarly to other...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:48:13 PDT
Laser Cut Wall Vent Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Wall-Vent-Cover/
Laser Cut Wall Vent Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/540D/HIGFB3OQ/F1Q540DHIGFB3OQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/540D/HIGFB3OQ/F1Q540DHIGFB3OQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/540D/HIGFB3OQ/F1Q540DHIGFB3OQ.SMALL.jpg valhallas_end If you've seen my first Instructable, you know my laser cutter saga.  It's like a love story, really.  Boy is thrown into teaching an unruly class.  Department hands boy keys to a shiny laser cutter.  Boy meets laser cutter.  Boy and laser cutter make sweet laser sounds together...punctuated by the ...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:10:46 PDT
Wooden Stickers at Techshop-Austin Tx http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Stickers-at-Techshop-Austin-Tx/
Wooden Stickers at Techshop-Austin Tx - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/KBP8/HI3TQ1ZP/FN2KBP8HI3TQ1ZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/KBP8/HI3TQ1ZP/FN2KBP8HI3TQ1ZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/KBP8/HI3TQ1ZP/FN2KBP8HI3TQ1ZP.SMALL.jpg itinker1 This is a little how-to about making Veneer wooden stickers. You can make anything from spice labels to bumper stickers. Created on a Trotec Speedy 300 at Techshop-Austin. Create Your Design Decide what it is you wish to print with the laser. I pulled a design from the interwebs for this one and ...
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:17:47 PDT
2.5D Laser Cut Gears http://www.instructables.com/id/25D-Laser-Cut-Gears/
2.5D Laser Cut Gears - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/54UI/HH2W0RNF/FF454UIHH2W0RNF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/54UI/HH2W0RNF/FF454UIHH2W0RNF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/54UI/HH2W0RNF/FF454UIHH2W0RNF.SMALL.jpg JoeGadget Laser cut gears are used in a wide variety of projects, from steampunk jewelry to the exposed mechanism of a wooden clock.  By taking advantage of both the cutting and engraving capabilities of the laser, much more realistic and/or interesting gears can be created.  Here I show how to create a basic...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 19:22:41 PDT