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.

5 Mechanical Celestial Models From Paper To Brass

A multitude of materials lend themselves to creating these mechanical orreries

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40 Laser Cutter Projects To Take You From Beginner To Advanced

Laser cutters are amazing. They’re fast, versatile, and accurate. But simply having a cutter at your disposal isn’t enough. You need to be familiar with the skills necessary to take advantage of the tool. May from Grey Lightning has put together this quick guide of 40 laser cutter tutorials you can follow to hone your […]

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A Deep Dive Into Laser Cutter Speed And Power

A Deep Dive Into Laser Cutter Speed And Power

One of the most complicated aspects to consider when laser-cutting is the delicate balance between translational speed and laser power. We want to cut as fast as possible, but are there times when it is best to slow down? The short answer is: “definitely yes”. We are going to share with our maker community the […]

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Watch These Makers Transform a Wheelchair into an Interactive Bumblebee Costume

Watch These Makers Transform a Wheelchair into an Interactive Bumblebee Costume

Central Florida Maker groups use their diverse skills to create an interactive Bumblebee costume in only 3 weeks for a Magic Wheelchair recipient.

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How to Upgrade Your 3D Printer With a Laser Engraver

How to Upgrade Your 3D Printer With a Laser Engraver

Upgrading your 3D printer is a fantastic way to improve performance and print quality, as well as learn how the machine works. Often the upgrades are simple things to make it run quieter, get better cooling, control the environment through an enclosure, detect filament jams, and other things of that nature. This upgrade however adds […]

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Making Plastic PCBs with a Laser Cutter and Chemicals

Making Plastic PCBs with a Laser Cutter and Chemicals

The ever-clever Ben Krasnow experiments with printing plastic “electroless” PCBs on a 3D printer and laser cutter.

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Deepnest Brings a Pay-What-You-Want Model to Nesting

Deepnest Brings a Pay-What-You-Want Model to Nesting

get the most out of your material with this great tool.

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