Make your own gears with Ponoko
The MAKE blog recently featured a guest post from brainy, bad-ass Dustyn Roberts on making your own gears. The article includes step-by-step instructions for using Inkscape to design your gears and using Ponoko to have your designs made.
For those of you who have always wanted to try out Ponoko but don’t know where to start, a simple project like this is a great way to get a feel for the process. And even if you don’t have a need right now for laser-cut gears, you’ll have a pretty cool coaster. : )