Learn how to make more ambitious projects featuring our project kits and BBC micro:bit products. These resources are aimed at makers of all levels.
With the release of a new LED strip, we have created a new casing to allow you to make edge-lit designs for it! This blog will cover the base itself, then the Retrowave-style edge lit design.
Emma put together two very simple resource ideas for bamboo and cork, using only a laser cutter! As always, we've included free downloads of our DXF designs. Both materials are regarded as prime examples of sustainable materials as the same trees/plants can be harvested time and time again. find out more!
Emma makes the mundane more exciting with a a simple Electro Fashion face mask mod. Spice up your PPE with LEDs! All that's required is a handful of compoinents and a bit of time. Follow along and make your own!
Emma shows you how to make a solar-powered jam jar lamp. At the time of writing, the sun is just beginning to wind up for summer, so it's the perfect time for this project! We've got a complete list of the parts we used, a free DXF download, and instructions on how you can make your own!
Emma details how to make a custom clock face for our Quartz Clock Mechanisms with laser engraving laminate sheets. Making custom clock faces is always fun and you can end up with some really great outcomes. We've provided our design that you can download for free and we've also included a list of the materials we used.
Emma shows you how to make a custom enclosure for the Kitronik smart greenhouse kit for the BBC micro:bit. Maybe you want to grow a taller crop or maybe you just fancy having the kit sit in something that looks like a traditional greenhouse kit. Whatever your reasons, we've got you covered!
Emma shows you how to make a custom case for one of our high powered stereo amplifier kits. This howto comes complete with a list of the items that we used and a free DXF download so you can get to work straight away. We chose to use a transparent orange Perspex sheet, but any transparent acrylic will work.
Emma shows us how she made some custom football glasses from a couple of Perspex sheets. It requires very few materials and is super simple to do. We've provided a list of the materials we used and a free DXF download.
Alasdair Trench shows us how to make an Arduino based RFID lock using an Arduino® Compatible RFID Read and Write Module. RFID stands for Radio Freq...
We're back with another project! This one is inspired by the beginning of Spring 2021, and features a couple of more advanced techniques. We've got all of the usual links to the materials and a free DXF download. The key to the whole build is the transparent polypropylene, it's amazing what applying some heat can do!
Spring will soon be sprung and that means that Easter 2021 is just around the corner. Which also means we have another excuse to fire up the laser cutter! We've rustled up a couple of nice project ideas for Easter that you can make as is or tweak to taste! Materials suggestions and free DXF file downloads included.
Valentines 2021, we might be all but confined to base this year but if you're lucky enough to still have access to a laser cutter, we've got some great idea starters for you. We've got a full set of place mats, coasters, napkin rings, and drink stirrers. It's all here! As always, there are free dxf files that you can take straight to the laser cutter.
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!
Christmas is drawing closer and the excitement in the office is growing rapidly. We want to share some of our excitement with you with a few simple...
Christmas 2020 is almost here and that means it's time to make shiny things. Like you needed an excuse! So, let's leave 2020 in the rear-view mirror in style with some Christmas themed laser cut edge-lit signs. See how we made ours and grab the DXF files to make yours!
If you want to know how to make fun and functional stamps with laser compatible rubber, then you've come to the right place! In this quick guide, we'll show you how we made ours.
We might not be able to party for Halloween 2020 like it's 1985 but we can at least dress like it is. Check out Emma's cool laser cut, light up, perspex cyber visor. Emma is our resident graphic designer and she's done her level best to ensure your Halloween is as good as it can be. It's lit!
Although it promises to be more subdued than normal, Halloween is fast approaching and that means it's time to get making. Why not have a go at making this fetching pumpkin edge lit sign for Halloween 2020. We think it looks great and sup spooky in the dark!
In this resource, we show you how to make an edge-lit deer using our brand new 5V LED Strip Board! It features five ultra-bright LEDs, a micro USB ...
Quickly turn your ZIP Tile for microbit into a stylish digital Halloween Pumpkin with this simple laser cut design. Use our designs to make one straight away or use them as a starting point for your own design!