Tuesday, January 24, 2012

MOAR Laser!

Some more of my lasered gifts and projects are shown below with the settings used on my 40W CO2 laser.

Stainless steel calipers engraved with Thermark
100%Power 5%Speed 1000dpi (incidentally, not centered very well, haha)

Peregrine Falcon clipboard
100%Power 50%Speed 500dpi

Laser cut thank you note
6%Power 100%Speed Vector Cut

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Updates from Work

Not all of my work each day involves mechanical design.  A large portion of what I have been doing recently has been programming and automation of the gel dispensers I began designing when I first started working for Applied.  Below is a video showing the current stage in the development of my optical character recognition (OCR) and networking software.  This LabVIEW software will allow one of our customers to create an automated production line free of paper records.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Laser Engraved Settlers of Catan Board

One of my favorite lasered works to date is an interlocking Settlers of Catan board game I made for my brother.  Adapted from a design I found on Thingiverse, this set is made from 1/4" poplar and has recessed number tokens and interlocking hexes and ports.