You may remember a while back when I posted tesselating patterns and when I put together some actual products using the designs. I’ve had a chance to keep moving forward – I got invited to participate in a local charity art show, and am building up some inventory.
So… I’ve been busy.
But also, I’ve been working on improvements to the original shadowbox design. The Mk 4 mounts to the wall:
It also uses PETG for the fill instead of paper, a clear material I highly recommend for lasering. It’s cheap, MUCH thinner than acrylic but still pretty strong, and quickly laserable (though be advised, if you engrave it you’re going to need multiple passes at light and quick).
I’ve also found a cheap supplier of RGB remote control LEDs that give my finished products some fun:
(and in case the video doesn’t work):
In addition, you may notice that I’ve been working on improving the application of some of the patterns.
Given that I had to do all of this at my local makerspace in 2 hour increments with 1.5 hour round trips, I can not WAIT until I have my Glowforge to do it at home.