Really excited to see what everyone is making here so thought I would add my project.
I am creating a tabletop game system codenamed the Game Lantern. Sometimes I describe it as an “ancient game console”.
It’s a wooden lantern with paper-cut panels and an LED light inside. Shadow patterns cast from the removable panels project the game boards, so different games/levels can be loaded into the lantern by sliding in new panels.
The lantern body is now being laser cut from 3mm bamboo veneer using Ponoko.
The lantern panels are 3 mil laminated paper which I cut with a KnK Zing. I look forward to having a GF to cut all material on one machine (including game pieces).
I use iDraw for all my line work.
You may note the rough edges on the legs in the above image. I had to quickly update the design one day with an X-Acto knife, as I was unable to wait for Ponoko to mail a new one. I love that I will soon be able to just draw a line to easily make such a (cleaner) cut if needed—or just fix the design and make a new cut on the spot!