TechShop hired me to write a curriculum for their summer camp and because I'm infatuated with light boxes, I was thrilled to see that was one of the topics they were requesting. NYC is my home town and even though I love living in California, I do miss the bright lights of the greatest city on earth. Also, a skyline is an easily customizable pattern for students to replicate. After showing this box to my summer camp, one of the students wasted no time in creating a similar box for San Francisco. The box contains 6 programmable LED's and an Arduino running a basic LED program.
Some cool things I'm making for my camp on the lasers today. (They'll become painted plaques and an led sign) We'll stick to small things at the meetup, but I can show you how to to make cool elements for more intricate projects like this too :)
One of my favorite things about the Laser Cutter is the ability to cut and assemble ANY BOX or container on-the-fly.
I’ve started using Post-It notes in my planner instead of crossing things out when they get canceled. I like the ability to move things around but still have a written document rather than a web app. After struggling to use a pencil case to hold my Post-It’s, I made this small box out of scrap acrylic. It fits my two sizes of Post-It’s perfectly.
Since teaching the MakerBot 3D printer at TechShop, I've realized a need to to store 3d-printed thingamajigs to show my class. I whipped up this box during a one hour reservation on the Universal Lasers, using the box generator at MakerCase.com. I also etched my name and the MakerBot logo onto the box surface. I love how the project came out.
Farah was the Education Coordinator at TechShop when I began teaching there. She mentioned how she wanted to make herself a door sign for her office, mimicking the Ford logo, but didn't know how to use Illustrator to set up the artwork. So, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to surprise her with a Christmas present.