Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - lasers http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:48:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 Laser Etched Denim Jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Denim-Jacket/
Laser Etched Denim Jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/VE96/HXQD8BZZ/FUHVE96HXQD8BZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/VE96/HXQD8BZZ/FUHVE96HXQD8BZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/VE96/HXQD8BZZ/FUHVE96HXQD8BZZ.SMALL.jpg wackymacster This is my first attempt at etching denim and I'm officially hooked! My goal for this project was to jazz up an old denim jacket I never wear using the Trotec Laser Cutter at TechShop Pittsburgh.As a textile artist, I'm experimenting with ways to incorporate lasers and fabric. Here is an example of ...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:18:14 PDT
How not to pop balloons with a 30W Laser http://www.instructables.com/id/How-not-to-pop-balloons-with-a-30W-Laser/
How not to pop balloons with a 30W Laser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/IVXG/HXD6337V/FEXIVXGHXD6337V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/IVXG/HXD6337V/FEXIVXGHXD6337V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/IVXG/HXD6337V/FEXIVXGHXD6337V.SMALL.jpg msraynsford Meanwhile at JustAddSharks HQ, the evil geniuses were watching some great videos on line of people using their homemade portable 1W laser diodes to pop rows of 100 balloons. We thought, "1W, pah! We've got a 30W laser tube sat there doing nothing, imagine how many balloons we could pop with that thi...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:12:39 PDT
Rotary Etching on an Epilog http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Etching-on-an-Epilog/
Rotary Etching on an Epilog - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/L7W8/HX1WKJG7/FHTL7W8HX1WKJG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/L7W8/HX1WKJG7/FHTL7W8HX1WKJG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/L7W8/HX1WKJG7/FHTL7W8HX1WKJG7.SMALL.jpg cdorety Using the Rotary attachment on the Epilog Legend EXT36 at Pier 9.Previous experience with Epilog Lasers is required.We have 3 of these at the Pier 9 workshop. They can be found in the staff drawers. Please notify staff that you will be using them. Please follow this instructable and read the manual ...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 16:09:22 PDT
Handy Key Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Handy-Key-Holder/
Handy Key Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/MUAC/HWVAVE03/FCZMUACHWVAVE03.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/MUAC/HWVAVE03/FCZMUACHWVAVE03.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/MUAC/HWVAVE03/FCZMUACHWVAVE03.SMALL.jpg Milz2000 just some thing I thought you would like to make. The cutting files are all uploaded This Is My Handy Key Holder It Is Made Of 3mm Plastic M5 Bolts And Many Washers It Also Includes A Knife To Sharpen The Knife Grind Or Sand One Edge Until It Meets The Other Side The...
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:15:57 PDT
lazer security alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/lazer-security-alarm/
lazer security alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/M2V5/HWTBKWOW/F1AM2V5HWTBKWOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/M2V5/HWTBKWOW/F1AM2V5HWTBKWOW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/M2V5/HWTBKWOW/F1AM2V5HWTBKWOW.SMALL.jpg p mishra this is a lazer security device that'll alarm u when something comes in the contact of the lazer beam and will be very helpfull materials and tools shouldering iron shoulder wireLDRresistors 100ohms×2transistors bc548 ×2ledlazer diodewires pcbbuzzer(optional)3v battery pack the circit and wiri...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:58:58 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
How to power a laser using your AC wall outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-power-a-laser-using-you-AC-wall-outlet/
How to power a laser using your AC wall outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/K8TK/HWQN008Y/FEEK8TKHWQN008Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/K8TK/HWQN008Y/FEEK8TKHWQN008Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/K8TK/HWQN008Y/FEEK8TKHWQN008Y.SMALL.jpg EngineeringShock Hi Everyone!I've had a few people ask me lately about how to use an AC wall outlet to safely power a laser as opposed to batteries. I made a short video that shows you how to do it safely. It is a simple and practical video. There are many methods in which to accomplish this. I show you two of th...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:37:05 PDT
How to Lasercut Polyhedra http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Lasercut-Polyhedra/
How to Lasercut Polyhedra - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/EWU9/HWDRREKY/FRSEWU9HWDRREKY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/EWU9/HWDRREKY/FRSEWU9HWDRREKY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/EWU9/HWDRREKY/FRSEWU9HWDRREKY.SMALL.jpg msraynsford Most (all?) hobby sized Laser cutters cutters only really have 2 axis of operation X and Y (the Z doesn't move during operation). This makes them perfect for cutting out 2D profiles, it's very much what they're designed for. It's not great however for creating more complex shapes.Polyhedra are 3D sh...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:00:59 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
Laser Cut Maze http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Maze/
Laser Cut Maze - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/0XQN/HWDFE2TB/FDZ0XQNHWDFE2TB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/0XQN/HWDFE2TB/FDZ0XQNHWDFE2TB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/0XQN/HWDFE2TB/FDZ0XQNHWDFE2TB.SMALL.jpg Mason Wright Materials 1: You need three sheets of plastic in any color 2: Glue 3: A way to cut the plastic I used a laser but you can use a saw Designing null Cutting The Top null Cutting The Middle null Cutting The Bottom null Drilling And Gluing For this you will need a clear glue T...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:52:11 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
Laser Engraved Work Stools http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraved-Work-Stools/
Laser Engraved Work Stools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/FQNY/HVZHYQKL/F0JFQNYHVZHYQKL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/FQNY/HVZHYQKL/F0JFQNYHVZHYQKL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/FQNY/HVZHYQKL/F0JFQNYHVZHYQKL.SMALL.jpg Build It Workspace This Instructable will show you how to laser engrave work stools.Materials: Laser engraver (ours is a Full Spectrum 5th Gen. 40W Laser) Stool with removable seat (ours were purchased from a large popular Swedish chain) Graphic image (we used a .xps file created in Adobe Illustrator) Painters tap...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 16:59:01 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
Simple and portable Laser Tripwire for under 3$ http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-portable-Laser-Tripwire-for-under-3/
Simple and portable Laser Tripwire for under 3$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/V55W/HVNMH0QL/FYTV55WHVNMH0QL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/V55W/HVNMH0QL/FYTV55WHVNMH0QL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/V55W/HVNMH0QL/FYTV55WHVNMH0QL.SMALL.jpg sarvesh7 Hi guys .This is my first instructable .In this instructable I'am going to tell you how to make an easy and cheap laser tripwire. Things and materials Things that you'r going to need :- BT169 Transistor 1uf electrolytic capasitor Photoresistor 6.8K resistor 100ohm resistor 1.5V LED (any colour) 2...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 10:04:19 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
Lego Micro-Manager Target Practice http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Micro-Manager-Target-Practice/
Lego Micro-Manager Target Practice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/5E7F/HVEE8EV5/FBE5E7FHVEE8EV5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/5E7F/HVEE8EV5/FBE5E7FHVEE8EV5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/5E7F/HVEE8EV5/FBE5E7FHVEE8EV5.SMALL.jpg jedii72 Lego loving about to be 9 year old having his birthday party at the house and wanting a party with a bunch of other 8/9 year olds (plus his 6 year old sister). Theme is Lego of course. Tore apart the backyard to create a Lego obstacle course which the kids will run in time trials. Other portions of ...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 19:43:10 PDT
Laser Cut Structures for Ceramics http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Structures-for-Ceramics/
Laser Cut Structures for Ceramics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/3TVH/HV2AGSCU/FBP3TVHHV2AGSCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/3TVH/HV2AGSCU/FBP3TVHHV2AGSCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/3TVH/HV2AGSCU/FBP3TVHHV2AGSCU.SMALL.jpg Nneufeld A tutorial on how to create laser cut structures with the intent of coupling them with ceramic objects. Design Design your files in preparation to laser cut. My preferred modeling program is Rhino. This program can work both 2 and 3 dimensionally. In my case I designed the object in 3D then broug...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 13:12:49 PDT
folding paper with a laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/folding-paper-with-a-laser-cutter/
folding paper with a laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/C9JN/HUY47IW1/FNBC9JNHUY47IW1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/C9JN/HUY47IW1/FNBC9JNHUY47IW1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/C9JN/HUY47IW1/FNBC9JNHUY47IW1.SMALL.jpg Tbak First it helps to already have a background in folding paper or understanding crease patterns. If you have that background it still takes some time to figure out how your folds will work in a 3d space when your making it in a 2d vector program. I used a radial pattern when making my designed in orde...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 08:53:37 PDT
Trampoline Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Trampoline-Frame/
Trampoline Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/492H/HUX9Y94F/FBB492HHUX9Y94F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/492H/HUX9Y94F/FBB492HHUX9Y94F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/492H/HUX9Y94F/FBB492HHUX9Y94F.SMALL.jpg MichaelJohnRose I designed a frame to stretch images printed on fabric. The frame uses laser cut interlocking pieces to create a sleek but durable structure.Necessary items:-Laser Cutter-1/8 thick sheet of material. I used Masonite/Hardboard for this project but any material should work, some testing and rearrangin...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 18:34:11 PDT
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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/L38Q/HUVPR9OM/F5ML38QHUVPR9OM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/L38Q/HUVPR9OM/F5ML38QHUVPR9OM.SQUARE.jpg http://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
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
Wii Teach You AFM http://www.instructables.com/id/Wii-Teach-You-AFM/
Wii Teach You AFM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/YUU4/HURHUJYZ/F9FYUU4HURHUJYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/YUU4/HURHUJYZ/F9FYUU4HURHUJYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/YUU4/HURHUJYZ/F9FYUU4HURHUJYZ.SMALL.jpg whoand Here is an atomic force microscope education kit for open house demonstration. In 2007, the Nintendo Wii just start selling....The innovative way of control was very interesting....so I modified the Wiimote controller for AFM education purpose..... Disassemble the Wiimote controller Find the ...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 09:25:01 PDT
Lasering nested boxes-at tech shop http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasering-nested-boxes-at-tech-shop/
Lasering nested boxes-at tech shop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/VBTI/HUOP4IS6/FUOVBTIHUOP4IS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/VBTI/HUOP4IS6/FUOVBTIHUOP4IS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/VBTI/HUOP4IS6/FUOVBTIHUOP4IS6.SMALL.jpg SuperDaveSF Project Description: In this project undertaken at tech-shop, I have made a set of nested boxes(one large box containing many smaller boxes) that I will use for containing fasteners and gadgets in my tool bag for working on other projects. I made them at tech shop using a vector graphics program, a...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 23:46:35 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
How to make super cool packaging for your new product (ie. making a wood box on a laser cutter) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-super-cool-packaging-for-your-new-prod/
How to make super cool packaging for your new product (ie. making a wood box on a laser cutter) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YHZ3/HUMRX8KY/FMAYHZ3HUMRX8KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YHZ3/HUMRX8KY/FMAYHZ3HUMRX8KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YHZ3/HUMRX8KY/FMAYHZ3HUMRX8KY.SMALL.jpg tjolley2000 Ok, So I have written several instructables about laser cutters and there are scores more out there, there for I will not be reviewing the basics of operating a laser etcher / cutter.       What I hope to do is give you a big tip and inspire you to think out side the box... to boost the presentation...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:41:31 PDT
Wooden Boy Scout Patches http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Boy-Scout-Patches/
Wooden Boy Scout Patches - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/EEX6/HUMS9WST/FXQEEX6HUMS9WST.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/EEX6/HUMS9WST/FXQEEX6HUMS9WST.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/EEX6/HUMS9WST/FXQEEX6HUMS9WST.SMALL.jpg CWKr These are some patches that I made for the six month reunion for a Boy Scout course called Woodbadge. Instead of cloth, they are made out of 1/4" plywood from Home Depot. Everyone enjoys a personalized patch! The the wood to a uniform size The key to making this work is to cut the wood to a uni...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:59:36 PDT
Laser Jig to align acrylic parts - No burning - No Soot http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Jig-to-align-acrylic-parts-No-burning-No-Soo/
Laser Jig to align acrylic parts - No burning - No Soot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/HQTP/HUMS9VCX/FS4HQTPHUMS9VCX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/HQTP/HUMS9VCX/FS4HQTPHUMS9VCX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/HQTP/HUMS9VCX/FS4HQTPHUMS9VCX.SMALL.jpg CWKr I make ornaments for friends.  One of the problems with laser cutting / etching acrylic is that the bottom gets covered with soot from the cutting process.  The solution is that you can leave the paper on when you laser cut, but you lose registration when it comes to engrave the backs You also have...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:35:11 PDT
How To Get A Burning Laser For Under 15$! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-A-Burning-Laser-For-15/
How To Get A Burning Laser For Under 15$! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/LA36/HUOD4XBV/FPQLA36HUOD4XBV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/LA36/HUOD4XBV/FPQLA36HUOD4XBV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/LA36/HUOD4XBV/FPQLA36HUOD4XBV.SMALL.jpg ZebraComet Thanks For Watching!Please Note: "this video doesn't show up on the iOS app" Go To ZebraComet.com For More Videos!
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:04:16 PDT
See through gear chain guard http://www.instructables.com/id/See-through-gear-chain-guard/
See through gear chain guard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/4TOB/HUM3I0EL/F7J4TOBHUM3I0EL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/4TOB/HUM3I0EL/F7J4TOBHUM3I0EL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/4TOB/HUM3I0EL/F7J4TOBHUM3I0EL.SMALL.jpg CWKr I'm making a thickness sander and I realized that there was a good chance that I would be able to do something stupid and get my hands / pants caught in a moving chain. I decided to make a box for it out of clear plexiglas so that I would be able to see it running.  I could have made it out of wood...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:28:54 PDT
Laser engraved flutes and lasered presentation box http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-engraved-flutes-and-lasered-presentation-box/
Laser engraved flutes and lasered presentation box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/F950/HUKRKIWQ/F1PF950HUKRKIWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/F950/HUKRKIWQ/F1PF950HUKRKIWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/F950/HUKRKIWQ/F1PF950HUKRKIWQ.SMALL.jpg CWKr I wanted to make a shower gift for my niece.  I decided that I wanted to make a set of four engraved campaign flutes.   Because of the cool "Z" stem, I wanted to make sure the the alignment was correct for the design.  I'm not going to go into how to etch glass -- it is the same process as a laser ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:47:24 PDT
Laser Etched Beer Mug Alignment System http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Beer-Mug-Alignment-System/
Laser Etched Beer Mug Alignment System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/FO67/HUM3HZD4/FW3FO67HUM3HZD4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/FO67/HUM3HZD4/FW3FO67HUM3HZD4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/FO67/HUM3HZD4/FW3FO67HUM3HZD4.SMALL.jpg CWKr I took a rotary attachment course at Tech Shop and I etched some mug s for some friends.  In the process, I wasted a mug because I got the alignment wrong the first time. I came up with an alignment system that takes the guess work out of where the laser will etch the design. Draw your file in C...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:38:44 PDT
Fleur-de-lis Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Fleur-de-lis-Stencil/
Fleur-de-lis Stencil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/A50Q/HUDEPKST/FCTA50QHUDEPKST.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/A50Q/HUDEPKST/FCTA50QHUDEPKST.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/A50Q/HUDEPKST/FCTA50QHUDEPKST.SMALL.jpg kpcustoms Our scout troop needed new stencils for painting the scout logo as a marker for the location of the flags they put out for the major holidays as a fund raiser. Instead of cutting them out on cardboard and only get is few uses out of them before they are soaked through and no longer hold there shape...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:56:29 PDT
Print and then laser cut, a quick tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-and-then-laser-cut-a-quick-tutorial/
Print and then laser cut, a quick tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/MTA0/HUL9CQUP/FBJMTA0HUL9CQUP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/MTA0/HUL9CQUP/FBJMTA0HUL9CQUP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/MTA0/HUL9CQUP/FBJMTA0HUL9CQUP.SMALL.jpg AzzysDesignWorks We've had lots of people down at Pittsburgh Techshop ask how we were able to print pieces out, and then laser cut them with the accuracy that we have gotten. Its fairly simple, and requires just a bit of setup. This is the way we cut out our base level gauges for the ADW Store. Why do this when ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:57:36 PDT
How to Make an Acrylic Print Head http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Acrylic-Print-Head/
How to Make an Acrylic Print Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7045/HUMTMR6E/FA67045HUMTMR6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7045/HUMTMR6E/FA67045HUMTMR6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7045/HUMTMR6E/FA67045HUMTMR6E.SMALL.jpg AeKreimer Hello! In this Instructable we will be covering how to make an acrylic print head. For this Instructable I obtained a file of the print head drawing from Zego Robotics and adjusted my measurements accordingly. Drawing the Print Head In CorelDRAW, begin by drawing the 6 circles, with each pair of ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:03:54 PDT
Non Metallic DIY Tweezers http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Metallic-DYI-Tweezers/
Non Metallic DIY Tweezers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/11PL/HUMSAKJ0/F5C11PLHUMSAKJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/11PL/HUMSAKJ0/F5C11PLHUMSAKJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/11PL/HUMSAKJ0/F5C11PLHUMSAKJ0.SMALL.jpg CWKr If you need a tool for working with very small magnets or electronics, this is the tool for you. Cut this on a laser, then use as you wish... All you have to do is cut the attached Corel Draw file out of wood or acrylic on a laser and you are good to go! I made it at Tech Shop.
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:02:25 PDT
Custom Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Coasters/
Custom Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/O9WG/HUMSBI99/FTJO9WGHUMSBI99.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/O9WG/HUMSBI99/FTJO9WGHUMSBI99.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/O9WG/HUMSBI99/FTJO9WGHUMSBI99.SMALL.jpg tjolley2000 Need a gift, want to class up your place, or just need a cool way to keep the rings off the table. Summer is on its way and condensation is going to start making its way back to  your frosty beverages... I made these custom coasters at Tech Shop. Step 1 Design your coaster in your favorite Vecto...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:31:07 PDT
Using a jig for a Laser to align engraved items http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-jig-for-a-Laser-to-align-engraved-items/
Using a jig for a Laser to align engraved items - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/MW30/HUKRIWM2/F7ZMW30HUKRIWM2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/MW30/HUKRIWM2/F7ZMW30HUKRIWM2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/MW30/HUKRIWM2/F7ZMW30HUKRIWM2.SMALL.jpg CWKr In a previous instructable -- I showed how to make Laser Engraved Trader Joe's Meringues   I was a victim of my own success! My niece wanted more of them and I was stuck making them one at a time. This was a major pain in the butt.  I wanted a way to be able to make a lot of these when I needed to...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:21:50 PDT
Laser engraved bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-engraved-bowl/
Laser engraved bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/NFL4/HUK2CSLN/FI0NFL4HUK2CSLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/NFL4/HUK2CSLN/FI0NFL4HUK2CSLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/NFL4/HUK2CSLN/FI0NFL4HUK2CSLN.SMALL.jpg CWKr A great way to dress up a turned bowl that you made on a lathe is to make sure that you have a flat rim about an inch wide so that you can engrave a message. Make a template, then engrave I was approached by a friend who had turned a bowl and wanted to give it as a gift for service to a board mem...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:43:07 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!! 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!! 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
Laser Etching Glass Mirrors http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etching-Glass-Mirrors/
Laser Etching Glass Mirrors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/D1C9/HURHSBHY/FYJD1C9HURHSBHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/D1C9/HURHSBHY/FYJD1C9HURHSBHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/D1C9/HURHSBHY/FYJD1C9HURHSBHY.SMALL.jpg Psycosisnine Are you looking for a unique gift for a friend or loved one ?  Or a unique item for your own house ?  Well this is the instructable for you !  Required Materials The only items required for this build are; Tape - Find this at your local hardware store, I use either packing tape or duct tape P...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:19:49 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
Do you wanna build a (laser appliqué) snowman? - made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-you-wanna-build-a-laser-snowman/
Do you wanna build a (laser appliqué) snowman? - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/DHUI/HAWSID8W/FAXDHUIHAWSID8W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/DHUI/HAWSID8W/FAXDHUIHAWSID8W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/DHUI/HAWSID8W/FAXDHUIHAWSID8W.SMALL.jpg workislove Yeah...so I'm a little late with this one.  I actually wrote this back in December 2012, but forgot to ever actually publish it! Well, better late than never I always say! Plus, it's a good technique that works for any occasion. In this instructable I'm going to show how I made some mixed-media, ap...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:41:52 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 Cut Pen Vice for Rotary Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Pen-Vice-for-Rotary-Engraving/
Laser Cut Pen Vice for Rotary Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/LHDA/HUAAX7VW/FETLHDAHUAAX7VW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/LHDA/HUAAX7VW/FETLHDAHUAAX7VW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/LHDA/HUAAX7VW/FETLHDAHUAAX7VW.SMALL.jpg Claptrap A friend needed to be able to hold a pen on her rotary engraver but after finding out the price of the commercially available vice ($500+ ), we decided we could make our own . Using some 3 mm plywood ,a scrap of 6 mm Acrylic sheet and half a handfull of hardware out of the junk drawer,  we came up w...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:33:59 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
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
Making a Laser Cut Zen Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Laser-Cut-Zen-Lantern/
Making a Laser Cut Zen Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/RU9X/HU8P0I0N/FZNRU9XHU8P0I0N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/RU9X/HU8P0I0N/FZNRU9XHU8P0I0N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/RU9X/HU8P0I0N/FZNRU9XHU8P0I0N.SMALL.jpg cannedmushrooms Here is a workflow that you can use to make 3D objects on a laser cutter.  Works with any shape.  Great for beginners who just got a laser cutter... ;)  Here I teach you how to make a lamp using the workflow.. Using Illustrator and Photoshop to create the project Adding a Led into the ...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:46:35 PDT
Laser Engraved Trader Joe's Meringues http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraved-Trader-Joes-Meringues/
Laser Engraved Trader Joe's Meringues - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/9K7F/HU4V46DL/F639K7FHU4V46DL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/9K7F/HU4V46DL/F639K7FHU4V46DL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/9K7F/HU4V46DL/F639K7FHU4V46DL.SMALL.jpg CWKr It turns out that due to the way that they are produced, Trader Joe's Meringues have flat bottoms, and are relatively uniform in the diameter of the bottoms and the height / shape of the swirl. I wanted to make a unique gift and thought that laser engraving the bottom of the Meringues would be cool...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:50:17 PDT
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