The Vancouver Hack Space and Marginally Clever are planning a “Build your own Quadcopter” event in the winter of 2013/2014. The quadcopter above was designed in SolidWorks and laser cut in a couple of hours. It is from the “let’s try it and see” school of design, and there will probably be many refinements in future.
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Making a box with finger joints is a long, slow process in most art programs like Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, or SolidWorks. Rahulbotics box generator to the rescue! If you use a beam width of 0.1mm you should have a good friction fit. Open your PDF in your favorite art program, add your holes, and save as DXF. Now you are ready to contact us and get cutting!
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The normal process is to put a piece of paper near the third mirror, close the machine, test fire the invisible beam, open the machine, examine the paper to figure out where the beam went, figure out which mirror to adjust, adjust the mirrors, put a new piece of paper, rinse & repeat 30 or 40 times. Each cycle takes two to five minutes. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easier way? There is! »
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