I needed to use some connectors, but found the box in disarray and got a little sidetracked. Unfortunately, the next time I needed a connector, the box did not look like this.
It looked like this for about a day.
I didn’t design the logo, but I did convert it into what you see below. I also made the vinyl sticker, which was no easy task.
When I first joined the invention studio, most of the machines were a bit overwhelming, but I found the laser cutter to be quite user friendly. It could use just about any file, materials for it were cheap, and best of all, as long as you used a little common sense it posed no danger at all. Just watch your part, stop the job if anything goes wrong, and don’t cut anything that gives off toxic gasses.
I decided to make a 3D “puzzle” using mat board, and you can see the result. I was fairly pleased with how it turned out, and although it was largely an artistic rather than engineering endeavor, it got me familiar with the machine and I learned a lot. It wasn’t long before I was one of the go-to guys when someone needed help with the laser.