Laser cut gingerbread house

This year we created a miniature gingerbread house using a 50W laser engraver. Happy holidays!

Description Use a 50W Laser engraver to cut a miniature gingerbread house Features Modeling a 3D model of our summer house Creating 2D outlines Repairing a broken laser engraver Baking gingerbread sheets with even thickness Laser cut and engrave 32 … Continue reading Continue reading

Lego compatible Android minifigure

3D printed Android mini figure with: • Moveable arms, hands, legs and head • LEGO compatible • Miniature legs

Description 3D printed Android mini figure Features Moveable arms, hands, legs and head LEGO compatible Miniature legs Development Since I develop mobile phones, I thought it would be cute to have an Android as a minifig. I already had the … Continue reading Continue reading

Interlocking wooden rings

Two interlinked miniature rings from one single piece of wood. The rings were CNC cut from eight different sides using a custom built fixture.

Description Two linked miniature rings from one piece of wood Features 8-sided 2D CNC mill Custom built fixtures Lots of manual sanding and polishing Several layers of varnish Development As a wedding gift to my wife I wanted to make … Continue reading Continue reading

Designing a PCB

Step by step guide to manually design a circuitboard using 3D CAD. Advantages: • Fast • Mechanics and electronics in one file • Complete control over every single line • Easy to export milling paths and drilling operations • Manual routing gives highly optimized boards

I usually design a PCBs in a different way than most people do. The “normal” way is to use dedicated PCB cad software, like Eagle or gEDA. This has several advantages like schematic editors, auto routing, net lists etc. However, … Continue reading Continue reading

Milling a PCB

Step by step guide to mill a PCB Advantages: Fast, High accuracy, Holes are drilled for you directly, No chemicals, No need for UV exposure or direct toner transfer.

Using a CNC-mill to create a PCB has several advantages: Fast High accuracy Holes are drilled for you directly No chemicals No need for UV exposure or direct toner transfer This is how it is done: When the PCB is … Continue reading Continue reading

Lego Stormtrooper

3D printable model of a Lego compatible Stormtrooper Features: • Moveable arms, hands, head and legs • Removable head, helmet, hands, torso and legs.

Description A 3D printable model of a Lego Stormtrooper Features Moveable arms and legs Removable head, helmet, hands, torso and legs 99% Lego compatible (there are some minor differences) Development When we got the 3D printer at work, my boss … Continue reading Continue reading