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.
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.