Laser Cutting

The latest DIY ideas and projects for a laser cutter. You’ll learn how to design for laser cutting, how to operate your laser cutter, plus tips for engraving and maintenance.

Cool These Oversized Chips With a Tasty Beverage

Cool These Oversized Chips With a Tasty Beverage

Software engineer Jason Coon is delighting the Internet with his slate beverage coasters designed like classic computer chips.

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How To Make Laser Cut Maps Of Your City

How To Make Laser Cut Maps Of Your City

I’ve seen laser cut maps many times, and always like the way they look. Being a person who makes things all the time, I often spend a moment or two running through the process of creation in my mind. These things can look deceptively simple. Once you start breaking down where you’d get that data […]

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These Blobs Are Actually Clever Data Visualizations

These Blobs Are Actually Clever Data Visualizations

I met John Kuiphoff a couple years ago and was blown away by some very clever data visualizations he shared based on people’s YouTube channels. John’s back, and this time with another very creative approach to data visualization. In this project, John is wanting to display how much sunlight hits a specific location throughout the […]

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4 Tips and Tricks For Faux Enamel Pins With The Xtool Laserbox

I got really excited when I found out we were partnering with xTool, to show off their Laserbox Pro. It’s a very nice desktop laser, and you know how much I love lasers, so I was pretty pumped. I’ve also had a project in mind I’ve wanted to do for quite some time; faux enamel […]

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Snapmaker 2.0 – A Hands-On Review

Snapmaker 2.0 – A Hands-On Review

Snapmaker 2.0: The CNC milling, laser engraving 3D printer  Manufacturer: Snapmaker URL: www.snapmaker.com Price: $1,039–$1,599 preorder (before Dec. 1, 2020) The most successful 3D printing Kickstarter is back with three successors, and the modular concept has remained: the Snapmaker 2.0 is a three-in-one 3D printer, laser engraver, and CNC milling machine. The new Snapmaker A150, […]

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Plan C: Crisis Mode for COVID-19

Plan C: Crisis Mode for COVID-19

If Plan A is the government and Plan B is industry, then Plan C is for civic action. Here are the people taking the lead to make a difference in the face of Covid-19

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