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There are thousands of free projects and plans available on the Instructables website for just about any kind of idea, you can simply browse through their main sections or search for a specific type of project to find plans, schematics, videos, and instructions to build or modify their projects yourself.


Making a Tabbed Box using the Laser Cutter

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The tabbed box is one of the simplest and most useful things to design for the laser cutter. There are several online applications that will take your input and allow you to download an .svg file that can be incorporated into Inkscape, CorelDraw, or Illustrator. In my view, using an Inkscape extension is by far the easiest way to design your box and make adjustments right in Inkscape itself.

Instructions for Making a Tabbed Box using the Laser Cutter

Download BoxMaker for Inkscape 0.91.zip

Simple online service: MakerCase

Creating Stacked 3d Models using the Laser Cutter

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The laser cutter can be used to create 3d models by cutting individual thin layers and then stacking them together to create a full size object. This is useful for creating prototypes that may be too large to be 3d printed.

Instructions for Creating Stacked 3d Models using the Laser Cutter

Download AutoDesk 123D Make

File:SolidWorks to Laser Cutter.pdf Transferring SolidWorks Drawings to the Laser Cutter

The tabbed box is one of the simplest and most useful things to design for the laser cutter. There are several online applications that will take your input and allow you to download an .svg file that can be incorporated into Inkscape, CorelDraw, or Illustrator. In my view, using an Inkscape extension is by far the easiest way to design your box and make adjustments right in Inkscape itself.

Instructions for Making a Tabbed Box using the Laser Cutter