Category Archives: Electronics + Robotics

Laser Cut Toys For The Big Boys

Serious Fun With Drones And Robots What is it about building robots that is so much fun? If you ask a kid, you will likely get a meaningful answer… however when it comes to grown men the wide-eyed fascination of youth has developed into a serious pursuit of quirky techno-novelty. In recent years, drones have […]

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Laser Cut Toys For The Big Boys

Serious Fun With Drones And Robots What is it about building robots that is so much fun? If you ask a kid, you will likely get a meaningful answer… however when it comes to grown men the wide-eyed fascination of youth has developed into a serious pursuit of quirky techno-novelty. In recent years, drones have […]

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Understanding Button Design

A Comprehensive Product Design Guide to Push All Your Buttons Even with the prevalence of touch-enabled devices in our lives, the tactile button still holds its own as one of the most important physical design elements in a product. Throughout your day, you will encounter dozens (if not hundreds) of examples ranging from the thoroughly […]

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How To Make a Brushless Motor for Education

Exploring electromagnetism with DIY laser cut motor Teaching kids about how motors work can be a lot of fun, particularly when they get to build and experiment on the motors themselves. So when engineer Matt Venn spotted a neat little 3D printed motor, he decided to make his own variation – this time using laser cut […]

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Ideas for Creative Agencies & Brands – #28

A Vision for the New Year The impact of Google Cardboard on the accessibility of virtual reality has been dramatic. While not quite in the same league as ‘true’ VR headsets such as Oculus or Sony’s offerings, it is remarkable what can be achieved using the Cardboard platform for under $10. One benefit of the accessibility […]

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Entrepreneur turning hobby into novelty toy and apparel company

Robots! Yeah! Imagine a community of robots; from helpers to dance masters to happy companions and more. What stories would they tell? What journeys would they embark on, as their world and ours merge into one fantastical creative adventure? The characters from RoboMustache were created and designed by Charles Wade of Greensboro NC, and they are […]

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Ironically Retro Laser Cut Time

Laser cut clocks, stars, and a small business! Above is an alarm clock housing for your smartphone. It is laser cut from MDF, like Ponoko.com‘s own, and comes from vincent.verheggan over at Instructables. After the jump, stars, and a small business… Above is a lighted Baltic Star. It is laser cut from 1/8″ Baltic Birch plywood […]

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Ironically Retro Laser Cut Time

Laser cut clocks, stars, and a small business! Above is an alarm clock housing for your smartphone. It is laser cut from MDF, like Ponoko.com‘s own, and comes from vincent.verheggan over at Instructables. After the jump, stars, and a small business… Above is a lighted Baltic Star. It is laser cut from 1/8″ Baltic Birch plywood […]

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Bare Bones of Laser Cuting

Laser cut skulls, elephants, a broken clock, and some abstraction! Above are Calavera skull charm bracelets. They are laser cut and etched from mirrored acrylic like Ponoko.com‘s own and come from Guy Blanco. After the jump, elephants, a broken clock, and some abstraction… Above is a intricate elephant pendant. It is laser cut from acrylic and […]

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Share Your Google Cardboard Design Idea, Win Your Share of $250 Making Vouchers

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You’ve heard about Google’s VR viewer, you’ve seen the cool things it can do, and you know how to make one for less than $10 with Ponoko.
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