I got my Glowforge Pro a few days ago. My buddy’s requests have dominated my first few days of builds. He wanted wooden replicas of an NES and SNES cartridge, and he requested that I design and build a visor for playing Nintendo Switch hands-free.
Here’s how they came out.
Chrono Trigger on cheap 1/8 inch plywood.
The first prototype of the Switch Visor. Still needed strap slots and an elastic mounting point at this stage, but I needed to test the depth (turns out it also needed two or three more inches of distance to comfortably focus on it.) Made from the box the Glowforge samples came in.
This was for me, an engraved version of the symbol from one of my novels, burned onto some walnut left over from another project.
And finally, my very first project, The Legend of Zelda on 1/4 inch plywood. This was where I learned that prepping the image is very necessary.
Overall, very impressed with this machine so far! The only issue is, without the filter base, I’ve got to limit my cutting because the vent window isn’t terribly accessible, so throwing a hose out requires a level of commitment to the project and still tends to let some stink waft inside. I’m working on a solution to that.