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New Project: Spruce Up Your Workshop with These Laser Cut Dinosaur Safety Gear Holders

This tutorial will show you how to make dinosaur safety gear racks for storing your earmuffs and safety glasses. When not in use, they still look cool!
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Build a Drawbot from Two CD Drives and a Raspberry Pi

Learn how to create your own drawbot: a portable CNC plotter using two old CD drives, a servo, and a Raspberry Pi.
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New Project: Skill Builder: Convert a STL File for Laser Cutting

3D Printers are not always the right tool for the job.. In this tutorial, I will show you how to convert .STL files designed for 3D printing into vector files for vector laser cutting.
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CNC Your Own Star Wars AT-AT

The AT-ATrinket is a functional and decorative Star Wars AT-AT-shaped box cut from MDF using a CNC router.
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New Project: Laser Cutters 101: How to Make a Stencil from Vector Art

Vector art files are perfect for making stencils.
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Skill Builder: 10 Questions to Ask Before Renting Time on a CNC Mill

If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t own an expensive CNC mill in your garage. In many parts of the country, one isn’t that far away. To use one, you’re likely going to have to rent time on it. Make every minute of time in front of th…

CNC Router Parts Unveils Their New Plasma Table

When you think of a CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine, you probably think of a machine with a router attached to it, capable of cutting its way through wood, metal, and a variety of other materials. Really, a CNC machine is a generic term f…

Robby Cuthbert’s Tensegrity Furniture Designs

Amid the flaming robots and art cars of the 2015 Maker Faire I found an unexpected oasis of beautiful wood furniture and sculptures held together using thin steel cables. Robby Cuthbert’s wood and steel designs take conventional furnishings (tables, …

Plywood Dodecahedron Snaps into Single Piece Construction

Students of Oakland, California’s Laney College FabLab showed off a large plywood dodecahedron at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. The room-sized structure was cut using CNC fabrication and fits together without any need for glue or nails, making…

Self-Aligning Handheld Router Gets New Look and Name

The computer-assisted handheld router makers formerly known as Taktia revealed a smart new design and name to match: Shaper. Their digitally augmented power tools were a sensation at Maker Faire Bay Area last year, and this year’s router is even …