These laser cut Perspex® sweet pastels memory stick cases might just be the tastiest maker resource we've ever put together. See how we made ours and grab our files so you can make your own. Just add materials and a laser cutter!
The Perspex® sweet pastels range is new to our shelves and we think they look fabulous. They are suitable for both laser cutting and working by hand. The sheets are available in the following colours; Raspberry Sherbet (light red), Lemon Bon Bon (light yellow), Candy Floss Blue (light blue), and Spearmint Green (light green).
- Perspex® Sweet Pastels - One of each colour (x4).
- 43285 5mm Fluorescent Blue Perspex® Sheet.
- 16GB Memory Stick, Uncased.
- Plastic Glue.
- This DXF File.
Laser Cut Perspex® Sweet Pastels Memory Stick Cases:
The above image shows our design, we made ours in Autocad but any CAD software will do. When you first open up our DXF file it might look a little confusing. The section below shows how we organised which parts would be which colour.
Firstly, we created a mock up of what we wanted the finished product to look like. The parts in the middle haven't been coloured in as they will be cut from the Fluorescent Blue Perspex® Sheet.
Then, we produced another similar image to help us ensure that the the correct parts would be cut from the various sweet pastel sheets. This gives us an easy visual reference when we head to the laser cutter.
Laser Cutting The Parts:
When you import the design into the laser, the above image will help you to delete elements, leaving only the parts that will be cut from the sheet that is currently in the laser cutter.
Once you've got all of the parts cut out, all that remains is the final assembly.
Putting It All Together:
- Assemble the pieces of each layer separately using plastic glue. Keep the lid pieces separate.
- Attach one of the assembled Pastel layers to the 5mm middle layer.
- Once this is dry, place the USB stick into the space in the middle layer.
- Glue the other assembled pastel layer on he other side of the 5mm layer, sealing the memory stick inside.
- Assemble the lid pieces in the same way.
Once complete you should be left with something like this;
I don't know about you but we think they look fantastic. As no build is quite complete until it's been tested, we headed to the nearest USB port for a fitting.
Testing is conclusive, it's a yes from us! If you make your own, be sure to take some pics and tag us on social media so we can share them!
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