0

Making Laser-Engraved, Wax-Filled Electronics Panels

crayonetch

Laser Engraved, Wax Filled, High Contrast Panels for Electronics Projects

This technique for creating high contrast panels for electronics projects and prototypes using a laser cutter gives great results using cheap and easy to find materials.

Here are some photos of some items made with a method using just 3mm white acrylic and a black wax crayon. It’s easy, fast (though not as fast as SureLase) and looks dead smart.


Join 4,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Learn “How Computers Work” with Bill Gates, Ladyada and more – From Code.org !

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

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!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Pololu’s New Machines

Wearables — Glue for the occasion

Electronics — Disable unused channels!

Biohacking — Two Blood Meters to Start Your Biohacking Adventure

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



2 Comments

  1. Bradley Gawthrop

    If you intend to do more than one of these in your life, it’s worth investing in Lacquer-Stik fill crayons which are actually designed for this application. They are easier to use, the result is more durable and it doesn’t require a post-bake. For large filled areas, Hermes brand engravers enamel is ideal. Neither of these products is all that expensive. Cleanup time can be greatly reduced by lasering and applying the fill through a masking tape layer, then peeling it off with most of the excess.

  2. Cool! I was thinking about doing something like this, but didn’t have much of an idea as to how to go about it. Stuff like is this one of the many reasons I love the adafruit blog.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.