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Turn Your Drawings Into Real Objects Easily Answered

Ponoko.com has added a very cool new feature to make it much easier for everyone to try out making custom laser-cut items. This new feature, called Photomake, allows you to take a picture of a drawing, submit it to the site, and get it laser-cut. No worries about setting up files, just draw with a black marker on a white sheet of paper and you'll be ready to go!

You can find out more info and watch a video of the process on thePhotomake page at Ponoko.com.

Special offer for Instructables users
The first 100 Instructables readers to make something using Photomake will go into the draw to get their product made and delivered for free. To qualify they just need to enter "Instructables" in the Special Delivery Instructions text box on their way through the checkout.

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wocket

8 years ago

i wonder if there is a simmilar australian service?

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djeremie

8 years ago

For people in europe the best is to use Create It Real, same services as Ponoko but you save on shipping. Cheers -Dje

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FriendOfHumanitydjeremie

Reply 8 years ago

 Dear djeremie,

Could you please post a link or web address for Create It Real?
I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thank you.

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djeremieFriendOfHumanity

Reply 8 years ago

Hi Friend of Humanity, if you google it, that's the first link to come. otherwise it is www.createitreal.com

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noahh

9 years ago

Wow.

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Plasmana

9 years ago

That is awesome!

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caitlinsdad

9 years ago

It seems if you want to use an actual photograph of something, you need to preprocess it to turn it into a high contrast line drawing/black and white/outline before you upload the image. The drawing should look like a coloring book page so it can go through their no-adjust converter to generate the laser cutting pattern.

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comodore

10 years ago

It still wants my credit card number! :'(

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fungus amunguscomodore

Reply 10 years ago

To make the stuff? You can test out the Photomake functionality without logging in.

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fungus amunguscomodore

Reply 9 years ago

The code is for being entered into a drawing for a free manufacture, it's not definite.

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Rockerx

10 years ago

So it's only a chance we will get them free?

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Goodhart

10 years ago

This does look interesting :-)

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n8man

10 years ago

I am having problems choosing the materials, I can't get past the step