Intro: Easy Laser Cut Clock
This is a clock generated on the Full Spectrum Laser, for a 2-part program at the Barrington Area Library. Patrons can design a basic clock design on Inkscape, download as a .svg file, cut on the laser cutter, and assemble. Voila!
Step 1: Create a File in Inkscape
Inkscape is a free program for designing .svg (scalable vector graphic) files for cutting on the laser cutter. The laser cutter recognizes red lines as cut lines. Create a circle with a small circle inside, and duplicate it. Add numbers or designs in any sizes or fonts.
Step 2: Cut the Clock Pieces Out of Wood or Acrylic Using a Laser Cutter
We purchase our acrylic through inventables.com. Follow the instructions and settings on the laser cutter software to cut. We use a Full Spectrum Laser.
Step 3: Assemble the Clock
Glue the clock face to the clock back. Using a clock assembly kit, screw the clock hands to the battery pack. The clock should function normally! The battery pack typically comes with a hook for quick installation on a wall.