Thursday, April 29, 2010

Laser cut acrylic cover for ClockIt

Laser cutters are awesome. They can cut and etch a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, and leather. Laser cutters are one of the favorite tools of makers, artists and engineers alike. I used a laser cutter at techshop.ws to make an acrylic cover for the SparkFun clockit kit. I used 1/3" clear acrylic to sandwich the circuit board. The cutout design is based off the original PCB design done in Eagle CAD. I replaced the original push-button switches with switches that extended up through the cover (about 1/4 inch). The design file (done in Corel Draw as that is the preferred file format used to drive the Epilog laser cutter) can be found here: Clock-v12_brd_laser.cdr.

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