Here’s something exciting I hadn’t thought about. On Knarb Makes, he was sent an inexpensive (around US$500) hobby laser engraver to test out. He found it way too weak to cut through material like MDF, but found that it loved EVA foam.
Using the machine, he was able to engrave floor and wall tiles for tabletop game terrain. He was even able to take an image of the (expensive) Zone Mortalis floor tiles directly from the Games Workshop site, convert the image, and cut it into EVA to create some pretty convincing tiles.
A cheap machine like this could be an extremely handy and useful tool addition for tabletop game crafters, cosplayers, and others who use EVA ‘craft foam” in their projects.
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