Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - lasers http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:33:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 Laser Files for Duplex Outlet and Wall Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Files-for-Duplex-Outlet-and-Wall-Switch/
Laser Files for Duplex Outlet and Wall Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/WUVR/HTYHGJWV/FLYWUVRHTYHGJWV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/WUVR/HTYHGJWV/FLYWUVRHTYHGJWV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/WUVR/HTYHGJWV/FLYWUVRHTYHGJWV.SMALL.jpg CWKr I was building an acrylic box for a control panel and I needed to put two (2) duplex outlets and two (2) single gang wall switches in the control box. I could not find any specifications for the positions of the holes or the shape of the ovals. For some reason, this took me an inordinate amount of...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:06:19 PDT
Plate Holder for the Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Plate-Holder-for-the-Wall/
Plate Holder for the Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/LZ83/HTVIEUZ6/FCKLZ83HTVIEUZ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/LZ83/HTVIEUZ6/FCKLZ83HTVIEUZ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/LZ83/HTVIEUZ6/FCKLZ83HTVIEUZ6.SMALL.jpg bgerens This Instructable will show how I make Plate Holders for my turned wood bowls at the Techshop, www.techshop.ws. Make a paper model I start by creating a drawing and from this, I cut card-stock paper prototypes on the laser. I use "dollar store" sheets that run two for a buck. They cut cleanly and...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:59:23 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...
By: RubenRosseel

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:22:39 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
Sound Controlled LASER http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Controlled-LASER/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:05:43 PDT
How to Make an Acrylic Ardunio Box! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Acrylic-Ardunio-Box/
How to Make an Acrylic Ardunio Box! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/465S/HTG5GZMV/FD9465SHTG5GZMV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/465S/HTG5GZMV/FD9465SHTG5GZMV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/465S/HTG5GZMV/FD9465SHTG5GZMV.SMALL.jpg AeKreimer Hello! My name is Aaron and this is going to be my very first Instructable! In this Instructable, we are going to be covering how to make an acrylic case for an Arduino with a removable top. For this Instructable, we will need acrylic, glue, a laser cutter, a caliper, sheets of cardboard, and a comp...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:14:39 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
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
Laser Light Show http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Light-Show-1/
Laser Light Show - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/YMCD/HTF7KVVJ/FZMYMCDHTF7KVVJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/YMCD/HTF7KVVJ/FZMYMCDHTF7KVVJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/YMCD/HTF7KVVJ/FZMYMCDHTF7KVVJ.SMALL.jpg ericscouter Supplies LaserSpeakerMP3Mirror with cracks Directions Take the face plate off the speaker so u can see the shiny silver part. Place the mirror reflective side up on the silver part. Mount the laser so it aims at the mirror. Plug the speaker in, turn the light off and enjoy the show.
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:55:23 PDT
Rotary Tool Organizer made with a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Tool-Organizer-made-with-a-Laser-Printer/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:14:00 PDT
A3 wood sketch folder http://www.instructables.com/id/A3-wood-sketch-folder/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:14:28 PDT
Foldable MacBook/Ipad stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Foldable-MacBookIpad-stand/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:51:23 PDT
FUN & usefull keychains http://www.instructables.com/id/FUN-usefull-keychains/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:32:55 PDT
Useful cool trendy keyring tags! http://www.instructables.com/id/Useful-cool-trendy-keyring-tags/
Useful cool trendy keyring tags! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/HS4X/HT5YM34C/F95HS4XHT5YM34C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/HS4X/HT5YM34C/F95HS4XHT5YM34C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/HS4X/HT5YM34C/F95HS4XHT5YM34C.SMALL.jpg rkolen Inspired by some cool keyring tags made by bcloyd http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Keyring-Tags/ I created my own keyring tags only modifying the material and tags on the keyring. I was able to create my own keyrings with cool trendy tags. Setting up the file There are a number of progr...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:31:56 PDT
Curved Laser Cut Easter Basket http://www.instructables.com/id/Curved-Laser-Cut-Easter-Basket/
Curved Laser Cut Easter Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/XJZ2/HT556QES/F3YXJZ2HT556QES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/XJZ2/HT556QES/F3YXJZ2HT556QES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/XJZ2/HT556QES/F3YXJZ2HT556QES.SMALL.jpg robopanda There are a lot of cute easter baskets out there, but the really nice wooden ones cost a bundle and aren't really all that COOL. This one looks cool and to people who know laser cutting, the technique is also ingenious. This technique can create round structures not usually seen in laser cut des...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:11:14 PDT
R2D2 - Laser Cut Wood Model http://www.instructables.com/id/R2D2-Laser-Cut-Wood-Model/
R2D2 - Laser Cut Wood Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/TUOP/HT2TZB8G/FUYTUOPHT2TZB8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/TUOP/HT2TZB8G/FUYTUOPHT2TZB8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/TUOP/HT2TZB8G/FUYTUOPHT2TZB8G.SMALL.jpg trobinson0087 Who hasn't wanted their own R2D2? They are usually pretty pricy, but this model can be made for around $20. This Instructable creates a wood R2D2 model. We have included detailed video directions, quicker overview directions for those of you with more experience, and a detailed step by step PDF. H...
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:56:30 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
Gummy Bears and Lasers! http://www.instructables.com/id/Gummy-Bears-and-Lasers/
Gummy Bears and Lasers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/9UCR/HSVGHKOH/FZ69UCRHSVGHKOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/9UCR/HSVGHKOH/FZ69UCRHSVGHKOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/9UCR/HSVGHKOH/FZ69UCRHSVGHKOH.SMALL.jpg Coletted Gummy Bears, it turns out, are great for demonstrating the otherwise abstract concepts that describe the most basic of light-matter interactions: Absorption, Transmittance and Reflection. Materials 1 Green Laser Blox1 Red Laser Blox1 White LED 1 Each: clear, red, green Gummy Bears 1 sheet of plai...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:23:11 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
Laser Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Gun/
Laser Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/3XWO/HSVH19SI/F0T3XWOHSVH19SI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/3XWO/HSVH19SI/F0T3XWOHSVH19SI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/3XWO/HSVH19SI/F0T3XWOHSVH19SI.SMALL.jpg zposner Someone gave me a old paint ball gun that did not work, so I created this. I hope you enjoy it but be careful ad do not aim it at peoples eyes, also, if you hurt someone it is not my fault. But if you take my idea and get rich, be a nice person and give me some money. Materials+Tools You will ne...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:44:04 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
Hands Free Laser Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-Free-Laser-Mount/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:48:39 PDT
3D printable WickedLasers Lens Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printable-WickedLasers-Lens-Holder/
3D printable WickedLasers Lens Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/4BKA/HSPP7R7A/F6X4BKAHSPP7R7A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/4BKA/HSPP7R7A/F6X4BKAHSPP7R7A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/4BKA/HSPP7R7A/F6X4BKAHSPP7R7A.SMALL.jpg Zinventor This is a quick and easy 3D printed holder I made to store my 6 extra lenses for my WickedLasers Spyder 3 laser!It's a fairly long (size wise) print at around 213 mm long, so it may not fit on some printers, but it printed fine on my Rostock Max!The laser and lenses can be bought from WickedLasers a...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:26:42 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
Servo Aimed Laser Pointer http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-Aimed-Laser-Pointer/
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 21:15:11 PST
Laser projector in a Zippo http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-projector-in-a-Zippo/
Laser projector in a Zippo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/OWJ8/HSGFW2NU/FLVOWJ8HSGFW2NU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/OWJ8/HSGFW2NU/FLVOWJ8HSGFW2NU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/OWJ8/HSGFW2NU/FLVOWJ8HSGFW2NU.SMALL.jpg rog8811 Having made a laser lighter in a zippo I wanted to see how far I could go in the miniaturisation stakes. How about a laser projector in a zippo? I wish I had a 3D laser printer for this one, the second picture shows the complicated plastic insert that will hold all the gubbins. I had to do it the h...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:23:50 PST
CO2 Laser Honeycomb Table Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/CO2-Laser-Honeycomb-Table-Replacement/
CO2 Laser Honeycomb Table Replacement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/HOM7/HRWN86GL/FRUHOM7HRWN86GL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/HOM7/HRWN86GL/FRUHOM7HRWN86GL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/HOM7/HRWN86GL/FRUHOM7HRWN86GL.SMALL.jpg Claptrap k, this is definitely a hack in all senses. Started out by not wanting to blacken my good honeycomb table I use for acrylic by cutting craftwood and and other stuff on it. Several months ago, the radiator in my wagon blew one of the tanks off the end and had to be replaced. I was about to take it to...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:46:45 PST
No Soldering!!Cheap Burning Altoid Laser!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/No-SolderingCheap-Burning-Altoid-Laser/
No Soldering!!Cheap Burning Altoid Laser!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/91QD/HRPT1OC8/FY691QDHRPT1OC8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/91QD/HRPT1OC8/FY691QDHRPT1OC8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/91QD/HRPT1OC8/FY691QDHRPT1OC8.SMALL.jpg Lovelaser This is a burning blue laser made in an altoids tin.The parts were $43 total and this laser, is BEAST!!Parts1. Altoids tin- $32. Laser module-$38 http://m.ebay.com/itm/110886777102?nav=SEARCH3.switch-0.99 http://m.ebay.com/itm/250973270098?nav=SEARCH4. Battery pack-0.91 http://m.ebay.com/itm/3104963...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:03:09 PST
Laser cut dalek jewelry from black and white images http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-dalek-jewelry-from-black-and-white-image/
Laser cut dalek jewelry from black and white images - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/NYAJ/HRKQZ28E/FYQNYAJHRKQZ28E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/NYAJ/HRKQZ28E/FYQNYAJHRKQZ28E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/NYAJ/HRKQZ28E/FYQNYAJHRKQZ28E.SMALL.jpg Sahrye This project was made using Adobe Illustrator software and an Epilog laser cutter at TechShop SF. "I made it at TechShop" http://techshop.ws/ In this instructable you will learn: 1. How to use Adobe Illustrator to convert a black and white silhouette or image to a vector drawing that can be cut on ...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:53:10 PST
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
Laser Cut Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Puzzle/
Laser Cut Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/W2UP/HRBN9UPQ/FBOW2UPHRBN9UPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/W2UP/HRBN9UPQ/FBOW2UPHRBN9UPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/W2UP/HRBN9UPQ/FBOW2UPHRBN9UPQ.SMALL.jpg gitterbug23 A fun weekend project. This laser cut puzzle is a great beginners project. You will need access to a laser cutter....so maybe it's not totally for beginners. Materials You have two options for designing your puzzle.  I used a computer, but you could do it by hand.  If you design a puzzle by hand,...
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 19:33:15 PST
Laser Etch a Wine Box Lid -- I made it at the TechShop ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etch-a-Wine-Box-Lid-I-made-it-at-the-TechSho/
Laser Etch a Wine Box Lid -- I made it at the TechShop ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/1JJL/HR0AY2EN/FKK1JJLHR0AY2EN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/1JJL/HR0AY2EN/FKK1JJLHR0AY2EN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/1JJL/HR0AY2EN/FKK1JJLHR0AY2EN.SMALL.jpg ktchrist007 How to make a laser-etched wine box lid...at the TechShop!Remember to follow all safety rules, seriously! E.g. at my TechShop we never put the laser power over 90%.I had not ever done anything on the laser when I approached this project, except take one class at the Tech Shop. Seriously, take the c...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:12:41 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
Box-head/ Materials and tools required http://www.instructables.com/id/Box-head-Materials-and-tools-required/
Box-head/ Materials and tools required - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/QTKL/HR0AS79N/F75QTKLHR0AS79N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/QTKL/HR0AS79N/F75QTKLHR0AS79N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/QTKL/HR0AS79N/F75QTKLHR0AS79N.SMALL.jpg Infradead Materials used: 3mm Baltic Birch Wood (.115" thick) Glue Rubber Bands Tools used: Universal Laser System Autodesk 2014 Corel Draw *The autodesk drawings were converted into a dxf file and then used in Corel which is the drawing program used for the laser. Autodesk...
By: Infradead

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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 04:28:53 PST
Laser Engraved Rubber Stamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraved-Rubber-Stamp/
Laser Engraved Rubber Stamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/N7UR/HR0AQCYX/FBJN7URHR0AQCYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/N7UR/HR0AQCYX/FBJN7URHR0AQCYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/N7UR/HR0AQCYX/FBJN7URHR0AQCYX.SMALL.jpg tjolley2000 So you want to make a Rubber stamp... I made this at Tech Shop (Pittsburgh). Perhaps you want a Return address stamp, a unique design for your scrap booking, or I just wanted to try out the laser engrave-able rubber so i make my new logo from my business. Follow as I walk you along, and point out a ...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:32:18 PST
1w 445nm Altoids Tin Laser http://www.instructables.com/id/1w-445nm-Altoids-Tin-Laser/
1w 445nm Altoids Tin Laser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/8L8H/HQVLBAWE/FX78L8HHQVLBAWE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/8L8H/HQVLBAWE/FX78L8HHQVLBAWE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/8L8H/HQVLBAWE/FX78L8HHQVLBAWE.SMALL.jpg afernandez31 I this instructable i will show how to make a 1w 445nm laser in an altoids tin can. This laser is capable of burning through almost anything. It can start fires, pop balloons, ignite matches, melt plastic, burn paper, cut electrical tape, engrave wood... Ect.As you can imagine there are endless poss...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:32:35 PST
Make your own counter-top Point of Sale http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-counter-top-Point-of-Sale/
Make your own counter-top Point of Sale - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/SFFO/HQVLB8MM/FX6SFFOHQVLB8MM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/SFFO/HQVLB8MM/FX6SFFOHQVLB8MM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/SFFO/HQVLB8MM/FX6SFFOHQVLB8MM.SMALL.jpg fluctuat I recently created a counter top POS (point of sale -- what were you thinking?) for our iPhone case product and made it at Techshop (http://techshop.ws)  The kind that sits next to the register at your local cool design store.  I looked at some cardboard premade ones and thought I could better.  I h...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 14:48:26 PST
Engraving Titanium with Trotec Speedy 300 Laser http://www.instructables.com/id/Engraving-Titanium-with-Trotec-Speedy-300-Laser/
Engraving Titanium with Trotec Speedy 300 Laser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/O3NW/HQOJ7CIO/FCQO3NWHQOJ7CIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/O3NW/HQOJ7CIO/FCQO3NWHQOJ7CIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/O3NW/HQOJ7CIO/FCQO3NWHQOJ7CIO.SMALL.jpg Nick Chen You can alter the color of Titanium. The laser is just a precise application of heat. Heat changes the layer of oxidation on titanium. Certain temperatures can cause different colors. I made this in Techshop. Create image I created the image I wanted to engrave in Adobe Photoshop. You can use w...
By: Nick Chen

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:41:36 PST
Laser Cut Peg Solitaire Game Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Peg-Solitaire-Game-Board/
Laser Cut Peg Solitaire Game Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/D6HZ/HQOAI3X0/F4ND6HZHQOAI3X0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/D6HZ/HQOAI3X0/F4ND6HZHQOAI3X0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/D6HZ/HQOAI3X0/F4ND6HZHQOAI3X0.SMALL.jpg Corpier How to create a Laser Cut Peg Solitaire Game Board. Peg solitaire is a board game for one player involving movement of pegs on a board with holes.The game fills the entire board with pegs except for the central hole. The objective is, making valid moves, to empty the entire board except for a solit...
By: Corpier

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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:15:52 PST
Lightsaber http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightsaber-3/
Lightsaber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/71Z4/HQJIZ3CN/FOZ71Z4HQJIZ3CN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/71Z4/HQJIZ3CN/FOZ71Z4HQJIZ3CN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/71Z4/HQJIZ3CN/FOZ71Z4HQJIZ3CN.SMALL.jpg ericr141234 Our group created a lightsaber made out of a flashlight, gel and a florescent light cover.  Supplies These are the supplies we used We took the flashlight and drilled off the plastic cover.  We hot glued the plastic tube onto the flashlight. After the light cover was attached we mad...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:35:31 PST
How To Setup Your Full Spectrum Laser Water Cooling System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Setup-Your-Full-Spectrum-Laser-Water-Coolin/
How To Setup Your Full Spectrum Laser Water Cooling System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/DZ1I/HQDURS7E/FPJDZ1IHQDURS7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/DZ1I/HQDURS7E/FPJDZ1IHQDURS7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/DZ1I/HQDURS7E/FPJDZ1IHQDURS7E.SMALL.jpg Psycosisnine I received my Full Spectrum Gen 5 Hobby laser cutter / Engraver today, there are a few additional things required to get one of these lasers up and running. This instructable will go over the minimum required steps for water cooling your laser.  This is a link to the laser I purchased, yes it's exp...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:17:46 PST
Laser Etch Leather Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etch-Leather-Gloves/
Laser Etch Leather Gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/CRY9/HQ9VUT61/F3NCRY9HQ9VUT61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/CRY9/HQ9VUT61/F3NCRY9HQ9VUT61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/CRY9/HQ9VUT61/F3NCRY9HQ9VUT61.SMALL.jpg roballoba I am loving laser etching! Today I am writing about these work gloves I just got and wanted to personalize. My first car was a VW bug and I still have it today. I used an Epilog Helix Laser for this project. Pick a graphic I found this cool logo on the internet and brought it into Adobe Illustra...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:21:11 PST
Lasercutting Business Cards: empty space http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercutting-Business-Cards-empty-space/
Lasercutting Business Cards: empty space - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/XWWO/HQ6YJ8UG/F5TXWWOHQ6YJ8UG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/XWWO/HQ6YJ8UG/F5TXWWOHQ6YJ8UG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/XWWO/HQ6YJ8UG/F5TXWWOHQ6YJ8UG.SMALL.jpg emilyshore I made it at Techshop....!What makes these business cards unique is that my name is cut out from the card, creating what I think is a really cool effect that makes them stand out despite their overall simple and earthy feel. I've had people take my card just because they like how it looks.Review: ...
By: emilyshore

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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 11:32:45 PST
Woodenbox introduction http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodenbox-introduction/
Woodenbox introduction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/ZHLU/HQ45CHKI/F2TZHLUHQ45CHKI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/ZHLU/HQ45CHKI/F2TZHLUHQ45CHKI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/ZHLU/HQ45CHKI/F2TZHLUHQ45CHKI.SMALL.jpg wombat92 We created this box to store our coin money. This box is inspired by this file :http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:32105 . We changed the size, shape and artwork to fit our specifications.The main changes are in the legs of the box and the opening and closing hinges. In order to make the box. We cr...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 07:10:57 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...
By: Zach

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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 ...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:56:37 PST
Laser etch and cut Acrylic Printing Die http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-etch-and-cut-Acrylic-Printing-Die/
Laser etch and cut Acrylic Printing Die - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/1HP1/HPPSA51Y/F6Y1HP1HPPSA51Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/1HP1/HPPSA51Y/F6Y1HP1HPPSA51Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/1HP1/HPPSA51Y/F6Y1HP1HPPSA51Y.SMALL.jpg eburt08 After finally purchasing a desktop letterpress or platen printing press, I wanted to try etching printing dies from acrylic instead of sending artwork out to make metal or polymer dies or investing in type. After experimenting for a few weeks, I came up with a process for etching a die and mounting ...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:20:00 PST
Laser Cut Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Godzilla-vs-MechaGodzilla-Stencil/
Laser Cut Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla Stencil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/CJ4W/HPLX00QS/FSMCJ4WHPLX00QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/CJ4W/HPLX00QS/FSMCJ4WHPLX00QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/CJ4W/HPLX00QS/FSMCJ4WHPLX00QS.SMALL.jpg RU4Realz Commemorate the greatest monster vs machine rivalry the world has ever known. This Instructable has all the files you need to create your own Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla stencils or learn how to make your own. MechaGodzilla Import your image into Photoshop. Use the wand tool to select the subject...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:00:00 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