Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Laser Pin Table

Being attached to a print facility we cut a lot of paper and board and are always looking for ways to improve the cuts, reduce ashing etc. We have tried honeycomb, frames backings etc and decided to try a DIY pin table. 

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Custom USB Cases

We have been asked to make a short run of custom USB Flash Drives so we needed a proof of concept. 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Boarduino ATTiny Programmer

We have been doing a lot of ATTiny programming recently and decided to simplify the process by making a board to plug everything in to rather than breadboarding it every time.

Rather than perf board we decided to make up a Laser masked PCB board  to take a boarduino, ATTiny and reset overide capacitor. More after the break:

Monday, 14 May 2012

Laser Engraved PCB

I thought we were being really clever with this one but apparently it has been done before!

We needed a PCB making for a simple stepper motor driver and thought "why can't we use the laser?". A quick trip to maplins we had a copper clad board and some grey automotive primer.

The process itself is really simple:

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Model Aircraft Parts

We have recently been asked to produce a number of model aircraft parts so we had to have a go ourselves! We are pretty pleased with the wing so far but have come up with a few ideas to make a more laser friendly version such as incorporating living hinges on the leading edge, decreasing part count and simplifying construction!
We even laser cut the main wing support from 4mm Ply. It is actually 2 pieces and has a glued finger joint in the centre. From the couple of test pieces we did this was stronger that the ply itself.

When we have finalised the laser cut wing design we will post it up here.

If you require any laser cut parts please let us know and we will provide a very competitive quote.