Intro: Organizational Case W/Dividers
With the power of lasers, you can turn pretty much anything into an organizational case. It's ridiculous! Ridiculously awesome.
Simply put, this is the process:
• Measure your case
• Design inserts
• Laser cut inserts
• Insert & enjoy ultimate organization!
LET'S DO DIS!
Here's what you'll need...
Step 1: Tools & Materials
Little box or tin
Caliper or Ruler
Step 2: Measure Your Container
Using a ruler or calipers, measure the length, height, and width of your container/case. If it's not exact, no prob - you can always tweak your inserts later...
Step 3: Design Your Files
Using Adobe Illustrator, create the file. I want my container to be divided into 6 compartments, so I'm creating 2 vertical dividers, & 1 longer horizontal divider.
Create tabs in the middle of the divider that are as thick as your material. This is where they will snap into each other. Wheee!
Step 4: Laser Magic
Send the laser your magical files, & let the laser cutter do your bidding. (rubbing hands together + maniacal laughter is totally optional).
I made this at TechShop, where genius reigns. (not chaos, that's Lars Von Trier's thing)
Step 5: Peel Off Any Protective Sheeting
If it's got it, peel off the protective layers from your acrylic. Lookie lookie! Ooo ahhh, so laser, so wow!
Step 6: Insert Horizontal Divider
Insert the horizontal divider, like the image. I like to put this one in first...it makes it easier than trying to wrassle two pieces at once...
You can also see if the dividers fit to your liking, & play with your files to try to get a more snug or more loose fit.
Step 7: Insert Other Dividers...& Admire!
Oooh, la la! Que bella! Now you have your own DIY organizational case. Put whatever you want inside! Here are some ideas:
- Vitamins (for the health-conscious)
- Pet rocks (for the lonely)
- Lilliputian bones (if you are Gulliver, or a goth)
- Sour Patch kids, organized by color (for the OCD)