Got to love it when a plan comes together

Got to love it when a plan comes together

On time and under budget to boot! Work tasked me with making five prize wheels. I estimated it’d cost $50 to do and got the go-ahead. Approximately it cost me:

  • $10 for the mdf to make the wheels
  • $6 for the dowel for the clicker
  • $10 for the hardware
  • $10 for the wood for the stands
  • Free! for the clicker (just a strip of plastic cut from a lettuce box)

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Laser cut snowflake activity

Laser cut snowflake activity

It’s that time of year! Christmas! I have put together a tutorial on how to make some quick snowflake decorations. This is a great activity for kids and adults, and can be used as decorations for the tree, gifts to be given, even little tiny add-ons for your presents. It is quick and simple, cheap, and awesome for last-minute ideas.

You will need:

  • Sheet of acrylic
    • available at most hardware and surplus stores. I used stuff 3mm thick.
  • Access to a laser cutter
    • often found at Makerspaces, some Libraries, Universities, and the occasional local service provider. I am a member at Kwartzlab (a Makerspace in Kitchener).
  • Inkscape installed on your computer
    • or any other vector editing software (Inkscape is free and Open Source)
  • Access to the Snowflake Generator site
  • Colourful permanent markers (I’ve used Sharpies without issue)
  • Glue gun and glue stick

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