Laser cut ladies, mushrooms, and hedgehogs!
Above is a silhouette brooch of the Bride of Frankenstien from CABfayre. It is laser cut from black and white 1/8″ acrylic like Ponoko.com‘s own.
After the jump, mushrooms, and hedgehogs… (more…)
Laser cut lamps, giraffes, and gumball machines!
Above is the Branch Lamp. It is laser cut from reclaimed urban wood from Toronto. It was designed by LGA Architectural Partner and laser cut by Hot Pop Factory. If you don’t have any reclaimed urban wood sitting around, you could use Ponoko.com‘s own Bamboo would work well – especially if you want to stay on the greener side.
After the jump, another lamp, giraffes, and gumball machines… (more…)
Build your own custom enclosures
Boxes! Everyone likes putting things in boxes, and there is something so satisfying about making your own enclosure to neatly round off a DIY project. It’s something that electronics enthusiasts have been doing for a long time – and with the handy Box Maker web app and plugin, making a custom enclosure is easier than ever before.
Existing as an online calculator and also a laser cutter-friendly Inkscape plugin, you should be well covered to fit Box Maker into your workflow.
The Box Maker interface on Inkscape is very straightforward to use. Once you have set the size of your box, you then have control over the tab size, the material thickness and the all-important kerf (the amount the laser cuts away). (more…)
Laser cut Wookies, crows, teeth, and heart!
Above is a granite coaster of Chewbacca. It is laser etched into granite and comes from So Hot Right Now. This would be great laser etched into Ponoko.com‘s Black Acrylic.
After the jump, crows, teeth, and heart! (more…)
Amex Plastic Re-Imagined
With a rich history in highly refined laser cut art pieces, French design agency Future Marketry were the right guys to bank on for American Express. The financial giant commissioned them to create interpretations of the three classic credit cards – Green, Gold and Platinum.
The results are a dynamic sculptural interplay of light and shade as the contoured laser cut surfaces replicate the holographic sheen of the actual cards. All this is achieved in multiple layers of poplar ply, brass and acrylic. This is a fantastic example of how to create a sense of depth and visual complexity using 2D laser cutting. Click through to the source for more detail images from the series.
What other clever examples of laser cut light and shade have you seen? Let us know in the comments below.
Future Marketry via Inspire Me
Laser cut baskets, junk food, and California!
Above is a flower basket box, It is intricately laser cut from 1/8″ Baltic birch – like Ponoko‘s own Birch Plywood – and comes from Cedar Street Design.
After the jump, junk food, and California…
Laser cut bracelets, art, backhoes, squids, and arrows!
Above is a mandala bracelet. It is laser etched and cut into leather and comes from Rock Body Leather. Ponoko‘s own Leather (Vege Tanned) would be perfect for this.
After the jump, art, backhoes, squids, and arrows… (more…)
Laser cut a Celtic knot, sunglasses, girls, and a typewriter!
Above is a Celtic Knot necklace. It is laser cut and etched from leather like Ponoko’s own Vege Tanned Leather and comes from Firebird Leather.
After the jump, sunglasses, girls, and a typewriter…
Laser cut plant holder, merkaba, lipstick, sock blockers, and a statement (necklace)…
Above is a air plant holder. It is laser cut from wood – like Ponoko‘s own Birch Plywood – and comes for Tamale Grande Design.
After the jump, merkaba, lipstick, sock blockers, and a statement (necklace)… (more…)
Laser cut cake toppers, avocados, unicorns, and beakers!
Above are 2nd birthday cake toppers. They are laser cut from wood like Ponoko‘s own Birch Plywood and come from Planet Mithi.
After the jump, avocados, unicorns, and beakers… (more…)