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Laser: Corporate anniversaries

Qualcomm used to give out glass blocks for employees’ 10, 15, and 20 years anniversary.┬áBut for cost-saving, recently they switched to crummy-looking plastic blocks. Having cut the previous plaque for a coworker, I think I can make something similar too, so I tried making this. First time working with acrylic, and man, it was so…

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Laser: Puzzles and map puzzles

So it turns out that one of the natural application of a laser cutter/engraver is a map-puzzle. And indeed, it is precisely the case, as the fine beam of light easily slices through intricate details that no scrollsaw can match, and without the hassle, price, and maintenance of a jigsaw cutting machine for low-volume production…

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Still moar laser: Customized, laser-engraved USB drives

I always wanted to make custom USB cases, ever since I was in highschool. Back then, attempts at this with cardboard and origami paper didn’t work quite as well, with the nature of how these things are abused. I thought about making one with a 3D printer, but my first 3D printer was DOA and…

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More laser CNC’ing: Thin-MiniITX case

After seing how nice wood would look as a computer case, I made another one. This time for my Synthesia machine, which is a Core i5-3330S salvaged from an old broken AIO given to me, on an Intel Desktop Board DQ77KB Thin-Mini-ITX form factor. Before this, it used to be bolted onto a scrapy-looking plexiglass…

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Laser CNC’ing

TL;DR: Schematics for the case included below. There will be times when you buy something totally on impulse just because “it’s cheap”. This was one of those. This motherboard was on sale for $25, so I just went ahead and ordered. I didn’t need it: I have an 8-core Xeon workstation, an Alienware gaming machine,…

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