I’ve been seeing this a lot lately: use a laser cutter to make many cuts, allowing the wood to bend where the kerf has been removed. This is also known as a “living hinge” and has been popular, albeit labor intensive, since the advent of tablesaws (or earlier? Post a link). The above Arduino + radio enclosure was made from walnut by Shaun Crampton (via Hackaday) and he also offers a detailed tutorial for making a similar box of your own.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — TechShop is closed, files bankruptcy
Wearables — Don’t shy away from intricacy
Electronics — Are you grounded?
Biohacking — Learning to See with Sound
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.