November 6, 2012 AT 5:00 am

Laser Cut DinoClock


Here’s a great custom DinoClock from Steve Bullock that he created with the help of the Adafruit laser cutting resources. Thanks for sharing this with us, Steve!

A friend of mine had a birthday recently and I wanted to make her something cool and personal.

She’s a pretty special person – a Dino Ranger at Bristol Zoo! Not sure there’s anyone else in the world with her job title and skill set… palaeontology, science, teaching, presenting… look her up!

I was inspired by record clocks on etsy, but there was nothing that was just right for her, and they were expensive! DIY-making to the rescue! In the past I’ve ordered stuff cut at online services, but now I’m lucky enough to have access to a laser cutter at work! This is my first self-cut laser project, and the tutorials at Adafruit gave me some confidence to get started – but what to make?

I had an image of my friend running her first tour at the zoo, next to their giant t-rex animatronic dino!

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  1. Thanks for linking! Good timing – the recipient of the clock is currently doing an AMA at :)

  2. That’s really cool! I went to check it out “Dino Ranger” really is the coolest title I’ve ever seen.

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