Use Citric-Based Hand Cleaner to Remove Laser Residue from Wood Projects
This is a fantastic simple tip from Epilog about using common ‘orange’ (citric-based) hand cleaners (typically containing pumice) for removing the residue on wood surfaces from laser-cut projects, like this:
If you’ve ever run your laser at low speed and highpower, you’ve seen the results – sticky sap and varnish covering the areas you’ve already engraved. We wanted to share a product we’ve found that quickly cleans up all of that extra residue, leaving a clean, crisp engraving.
Using a common and easily accessible hand soap, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily remove wood residue from any project. Additionally, the product we’re using for this project is a biodegradable, waterless, petroleum solvent-free hand cleaner that contains neither harsh chemicals, mineral oils nor ammonia.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.