97: Utilitarian Fridge Shelf

As I've written about before, even when there's not much creativity involved, the laser platform allows for all sorts of functional usefulness. In this case, local friend Brenn once again provides a fun project: replacing a lost wire shelf in his mini fridge. We measured the space and cut a prototype out of cardboard. It's a [...]

96: Deer Ears

I'm not generally a costume person, but after getting (good-natured) grief at the Halloween parties last year, I knew I had to step up my game.  Of course, I also wanted to kill two birds with one stone and make it a blog project as well! To still be "me" and keep my costs down, [...]

94: Papel Picado

I can happily announce after a whirlwind weekend that my dear friend Laura is now a Mrs!  Which means I get to show you the invitations and decorations. Laura and I have been friends (and once even roommates successfully!) since our undergraduate days at Luther College.  The nice thing about working with Laura is that [...]

91: Bokeh Filters

This week, at Jennifer's suggestion, I took a look into creating lens filters for my camera that would allow us to create custom-shaped highlights in bokeh photography. Firing the laser at some simple black cardstock, I carved a 2" diameter circle with some tabs to mount it to the zoom lens enclosure on my camera. In the [...]

87: Shrink Plastic

You remember shrinky-dinks, right? I spent a good handful of childhood afternoons trying to cook little plastic cartoon characters alive. As it turns out, they've had this shrink plastic material as letter sized sheets perfect for inkjet printing for years now! Jen picked some up on a recent trip to the craft store and this week, [...]

82: Pop-Up Card

Whenever I see a papercraft project online that involves a lot of precise x-acto blade cutting, a part of my brain usually reserved for laying out SNES SimCity towns activates and taunts me, "Oooh, you could do this hour long cut in like one minute! You should totally make one of these!" This totally happened [...]