This is a novel method of creating pewter casting moulds using my K40 laser cutter.
I’ve been wanting to try and get back into the Internet of Things (IoT) for a while now and this idea for project connected to the K40 laser seemed like a good fit.
Quite early on, I realised that the main drawback to the design of the K40 laser cutter is the amount of space underneath the cutting bed.
Most of the people I’ve seen online that talk about the K40 Laser, say that an Air Assist line is an essential upgrade to improve the quality of the cuts and engraving.
I couldn’t find a design online that I was 100% happy with, so it was time to Tinkerneer my own creation.
Windows 7 is about to run out on my old laptop, so in this project I’m upgrading the hardware and updating to Windows 10.
It’s that most wonderful time of the year and sitting here in the Tinkerspace I realised that I might just have an idea that would help you create a last minute gift.
Using some simple steps you can make these Geometric Jigsaw Piece Coasters.
It’s humbling to be able to say that I have the backing of supporters through Patreon.com.
With this video I wanted show how to make a display that scrolls the names of those who are kind enough to support the work that I do here.
In a previous project, I showed how to create highly detailed and custom ink stamps using a laser engraver. If you want to check that out here’s the link.
In the comments, I was asked if it’s possible to use these stamps in place of a branding iron. I was sure it was possible but I had to try it out, so I wasn’t giving a bad steer to you the view.
I’ve wanted to try Pewter Casting for a while and now I’ve found a way to do it quickly and cheaply. All based on the fact that Pewter melts at a similar temperature to Solder.
In this video I show you how to a solder pot can be used as a pewter pot..
In this video, I’ll show you how we were able to drop a Geocoin trackable in a field in NY. USA, track it’s location using geocaching.com and pick it up again in a field in South Wales, UK. Thanks to all the Geocachers who helped along the way. We couldn’t have done it without you. Read more about Painting the world with Trackables[…]
Here’s a excellent way to make highly detailed ink stamps, using cheap materials from the hobby store and a low-cost laser engraver.
I’ve seen pictures for many years, containing artwork that can still be seen when viewed upside down. I found out that these images are called Ambigrams, when I first read Dan Brown’s first book Angels & Demons. These are repeatedly used as a plot device in the book and ever since then I’ve wanted to try to create one of my own.
I picked up a cheap laser engraver last year from one of those online auction sites.
It’s a great little device, so long as you know its limitations before you hit the buy it now button.
This video shows how I went about upgrading the machine to give me results that I could repeat time and time again.
The waterproof case for my 4k Action Camera doesn’t let me get at the ports and memory card (obviously) and there’s no screw thread in the camera to mount it without it. This meant I needed an accessory to do the job.