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Als je als niet-KU Leuven student of -personeel iets komt maken in het FabLab, dien je hetgeen je gemaakt hebt op de website van Instructables te zetten met als keyword fablableuven. Let er hierbij wel op dat je de "Instructable" volledig maakt (aan het einde kun je pas je keyword fablableuven ingeven !!). Nadat je "Instructable" online is gezet, stuur je een mailtje naar fablableuven@kuleuven.be zodat wij weten dat je in orde bent. Merken we na een tijdje dat je dit nog niet gedaan hebt, sturen we je een mailtje om je eraan te herinneren. Zonder een zichtbare "Instructable" ben je namelijk niet meer welkom in ons FabLab.

Hierbij de link naar hoe je het beste een goede "Instructable" aanmaakt: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Feature-Worthy-Instructable/

*** Let erop dat Instructables graag een stappenplan heeft - je maakt dus best een instructable met minstens twee stappen. In stap 1 kun je dan bijv. een foto van je bestand maken (vergeet niet ook je bestand zelf op te laden) en in stap 2 kun je dan een foto van het eindresultaat opladen. Je mag natuurlijk altijd ook nog meer stappen toevoegen, maar weet dan wel dat je bij elke stap best een foto toevoegt ! De link die je van Instructables krijgt, wil niet automatisch zeggen dat deze ook online staat - er kan altijd nog een comment op je instructable komen alvorens deze online wordt gezet. Hou dit best in de gaten !

Necklace Name-tags

These are name-tags for non-work events, which can be worn around the neck. In Adobe illustrator, choose font and type text.Switch to black arrow tool and select text. Convert to outline (in the Fonts menu). Select a single letter using the white arrow tool and move it to overlap with the next let...
By: fjs4

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Simple Leasercut Wall Decoration

Create a simple wall decoration in wood using a leasercutter 🙂 I used the free vector program Inkscape to compose my design.In your design you should distinguish in color between what you want engraved in the wood and which lines should be cut. For this desinged everthing black will be engraved ...
By: vvermeyen

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Bike Light

Instruction for the creation of a simple rear bike light that produces a warm red glow made out of common parts. the light is made out of 3 printed parts:the body (behuizing)a ring that holds the 4 leds in placethe lid (deksel) a copper wire mounted between the light and the fender picks up the ...
By: remedi

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Decoratie 'Smakelijk' Met Lasercutter

For my table decoration on my wedding, I used the help of the lasercutter to make these wooden letters in the shape of the word 'Smakelijk' (it means 'have a nice meal' in dutch). With this PDF, you can cut 24 times the word 'Smakelijk' from one wooden plate (Mdf or multiplex) or even plexiglas ...
By: Katesoors

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Laser-engraved House Sign

For a housewarming party, we liked to make a house sign as a present. I used a lasercutter to engrave the sign and then cut it to the required size. I used Inkscape to make the file. this is an easy to use program and best of all, it's free.I started by drawing the outline of the sign using the b...
By: aatjebanaantje

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Making Wallhangers and Keychains With Calligraphic Art

This instructable is largely based on a previous instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Laser-Engr...), but this time the calligraphic art was produced by eager pupils attending a great calligraphy workshop. After the handwritten calligraphy has been processed in GIMP and Inkscape a...
By: elias.vds

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Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino Artwork

In 2018 Arctic Monkeys made an album called "Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino". Being an Arctic Monkeys fan myself, upon first listening to this album I wasn't sure how I felt about it. The album has a very unique sound and is quite the departure from their previous album 'AM'. However, every time I ...
By: Jeroen VDW

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Cork Hearts > So Guests Can Leave a Note

Basic materialA cork panel (in my case for decorating interior walls) As you can see, the laser cutter made 8 hearts out of a panel of 30 x 60 cm. Used it with the feast we had when I proposed to my soon to be wife. All the guests had the chance to write something down for us (wishing us good luck...
By: Michael Sarens

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Fully Customizable 3D Box Design

When you want to box something with a dedicated/customized box, this fully customizable 3D design in Fusion 360 can help you.You can use this basic design, customize the length, width, height and even customize the number of fingers on each leg and the size of the fingers. Get the correct dimensio...
By: stephendevelop

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Wall Mount Without the Wall

Some things are designed to be hanged or supported against the wall. In some apartments, you are not allowed to drill. Those some things are annoying when they just stand there or in the way. Or even worst, when you touch them and they all collapse. Things like wand vacuum cleaners or brooms or mops...
By: alexMade

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Wedding Name Cards

For our wedding we were looking for something other than the typical folded paper name cards. We found some pretty ones but they were way too expensive, so why not make them ourselves thanks to fablab Leuven. Make the design you want. We decided to go for a round name card and a laurel wreath.Make...
By: LeandraLM

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Space Shuttle Lamp

Since my oldest son is into space a lot lately, I decided to build a Space Shuttle lamp for his bedroom. It relies on the internal reflection capabilities of acrylic glass. The lamp consists of:A wooden (or MDF) base An LED strip An acrylic panel with images etched into it The lasercutter I worked...
By: zwokkie

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Tiny Little Giftbox

I went to a birthday party of 2 of my nieces. They were not interested in surprise gifts, since they were both saving money to buy stuff they want: a bike, a cell phone.Would you go and give some money in an envelope? I chose a more difficult wrap, I made a personalized box using laser cutter. I w...
By: kurtvandijck

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Lasercut Words Using Inkscape (tutorial)

A short tutorial on how to make your own lasercut words out of MDF. I used 9mm to cut 'Mats'. Afterwards, I applied some spraypaint. Using the opensource (free) Inkscape, you can design your own lasercut words in a few minutes. They make great gifts!Kind thanks to Fablab Leuven for their kind suppor...
By: Kden11

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Lightbox

As a present, I wanted to create a small lightbox, made from MDF. The idea was to create a small house from MDf, in which I could place inserts, depicting a scene (in this case the moon landing). The attached plans were used together with a Trotec engraver to cut the panels from the MDF plates. T...
By: Waldodo

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Gears, Levers and Linkages

I assembled these experiment-sets with gears. The wooden parts where cut at Fablab Leuven out of 6mm MDF. With the basic box you children can experiment with the gears, counting turns and discover gear-ratio.In the second box they can make more complexe gear systems. They can always connect the mot...
By: KoenP4

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Props With Floating Parts

Ever wanted to make a cosplay prop that looks super cool, but seems impossible because some of the parts are floating? Well here is how! Disclaimer: this is just one way to make props float, and it most certainly isn’t the only way!(Picture credit: Andrew Tubridy) Before making your prop, you have...
By: xinecosplay

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Factory Funner Boardgame (Customisable Machines)

Do you know the boardgame Factory Funner? It is a superb, commercially available abstract 1-5 person boardgame!The goal of the game: position a set of "machines" each requiring specific inputs & generating output, on a plant room and connect piping between them in an efficient manner.One minor cave...
By: Ryton

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Provinces Belgium

Here's how to make the provinces of Belgium in wood. You can use them in classrooms and let your pupils attach cards of the provinces and their capitals. Good luck!
By: eva.vanbelle90

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Photobooth

This instructable contains all files used to make this highly customised photobooth. Included are the drawings for this specific case. But chances are you need to make quite a few changes to make it fit your screen and camera. The case is designed to fit a screen, a camera and a 17" laptop (which co...
By: Brecht82

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Abstract Puzzles

digital designs were made in gimp, lasercut from 4mm mdf & painted with spraypaint choose your colors wisely 😉
By: koenprincen

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Mystery Box With Lid

A nice looking wooden box with a lid that can be used to store a present. Dimensions of the box are 9 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm. All parts removed from the lasercutter. The square plate in the top left hand corner will form the top part of the lid and the square below it is glued on said top part. You w...
By: Hondegger

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How to Laser Engrave Handwritten Calligraphy

This instructable will cover the basic steps to convert handwritten calligraphy to laser engraved calligraphy. Draw some inspiring calligraphic text using pen and paper. Scan or take a picture of it.Note: The author of the beautiful calligraphy used in this instructable is Rodgee Mae Guden, all cr...
By: elias.vds

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Pirate Ship for Laser Cutter

I have created a ready to laser cut 3D model of a pirate ship Your kids can paint this or leave it blank like we did. Use the provided SVG file. It consists of all the necessary pieces. I used Inkscape to create this file and to print the model to the laser cutter.Beware that the design in th...
By: stephendevelop

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Knife Holder

To make this knife holder for 7 knifes and a sharpening rod, you will need 1 3mm thick sheet of mdf or plywood, 300 by 600mm (this is the sice of the laser cutter I used), 3 M6x200mm Threaded rods, 18 washers and 18 nuts to hold it all together. Measure all the depths of your knifes, I added the f...
By: Bieghs Pieter

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Lasercut Table Tennis 'net'

A simple and unprofessional table tennis 'net'.It should be around the standard size, but be sure to check the width of your own table: this net's 152cm long and about 15cm high. The Inkscape files are at the size of 600x300mm and a thickness of 3mm, so you'll either need that size of planks or ch...
By: Gorik Bienstman

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Guess Who?/Who Is It? - Blank Laser Cutted

This is a template for the original "Guess Who?"-game, also known as "Who is it?". You can print pictures for the game yourself. We made the game with 24 pictures of one and the same person. This adds an extra dimension to the game and it allows all colleagues to finally use those 'beautiful' pictur...
By: NielsLang

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Champagne caps board

My mom has been collecting champagne caps for a few years now and was looking for a nice way to display them. As a surprise I made her an MDF frame in which she could place them. In general all champagne caps are approximately the same size (30mm in diameter) so I created an svg file with 16 by 8 ...
By: NevBru

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How to Make Wood Signs and Messages for a Wedding

Nowadays you can easily find free wood pallets everywhere and you can make very nice things out of it. With one wood pallet you can extract many pieces of wood to make signs and messages for a wedding for example. In the picture you see, it's just a piece of the wood pallet that was cut out. You...
By: victorvsc

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How to Make a Guestbook for a Wedding With a Wood Cover

For our wedding we wanted to have a somewhat different type of guestbook. We wanted to have one with a cover made out of wood. In our case, we wanted bamboo wood. It was very difficult to find bamboo wood on the thickness we wanted (around 3mm) and on the size of a book. Therefore, we bought a che...
By: victorvsc

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Servo Mount

When having to place servo's in your rc plane/boat/vehicle or robotics project, often we're missing a mount. And since we don't want to end up cutting servo holes in our frame, but rather add the servo to the frame via a mount, I have created a servo mount for both the 40mm x 20mm standard servo an...
By: stephendevelop

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Save the Date

I created +/- 88 of this Save the Dates for my wedding.Foot: 6 mm MDFCalendar & label: 3 mm MDF
By: toongebruers

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Elephant 3D Puzzle

My sister is expecting a baby and I'm helping her creating little gifts to give to the visitors.We decided to go for an elephant picture and print it on handkerchiefs, make little magnets and even a small 3D puzzle. Using Inkscape, I created the elephant with simple polylines. A book of websites o...
By: Els B

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How to make your own original wedding gifts?

We wanted to make special and self-made gifts for our wedding. We have made a coaster to put your drinks on. Since we are connected by music, we have chosen for 'music connects people'. In the background we have used an image of a vinyl record. In front we have putted the text and logo.
By: stijnvdp

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Lasercut Puzzles

i made a digital mandala design, that i used to lasercut a puzzle in mdf, which i spraypainted and glued together ... waiting to be painted ... spraypaint & glue it together ... enjoy!
By: koenprincen

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Geboortestandje LEEUW

Eerst werd er een leuk ontwerp opgemaakt voor de achterbord van het geboortestandje. Daarna werd er een systeem bedacht om het stevigheid te geven. Zo werd er gewerkt met een tand in groef systeem wat zorgt voor voldoende stevigheid en een mooi design. De te graveren delen werden uitgevoerd in RGB-z...
By: elsjeuh

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Katapult (slingshot)

ontwerp en bestand voor de lasercutter. Gebruik MDF van 9mm dik uitgesneden ontwerp2 rubber elastieken (16mm breed, 180mm lang)+/- 10 cm stevig materiaal (bvb stukje van een riem)stevig, dun touw snij de elastiek door en maak op het einde van elk stuk een knoop steek de elastiek door de gaatj...
By: de_Pol

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Miniature painting station

I got quite a big board game collection and a ton of miniatures in it that are just gray plastic. To relax I like to paint them and improve my boardgaming experience. However the setup that I had wasn't up to snuff. I used whatever table surface I could find, an old desk lamp and my paints were sort...
By: swalscha

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Mikros: Tiny 3D Printed Computer Case

Computers cases are often made with a 'function-over-form' mindset. Results tend to be not so pretty at best, so I tend to tuck them away in places that are not too visible, like under my desk.But what if I could create a computer case that I would actually want to showcase on my desk or in my livin...
By: r0bbee

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Allusion Cube

Ik heb een kubus gemaakt. Het is een leuk aandenken voor monitoren.Er staat alles op van hun vakantie, zo kunnen ze binnen enkele jaren nog eens terug kijken daarnaar en halen ze herinneringen op.Op elk vlak van de kubus staat iets anders, zo zie je dat je alle vlakken kunt benutten met woorden afbe...
By: CloëA

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Custom Goose Game

Choose pictures related to the boxes of the gameUse: mdf 3mm engrave version7 pieces previous version was to slowly.version with only cutting fablableuven
By: Tarik_bk

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Goede Doel Eline4Kids Inzamelpotje

je kan deze gebruiken om bij je sponsors te zetten! zo kan je rosse munten inzamelen tekening maken voor de lazer cutter 6mm plexyglas je kan alle potjes in elkaar puzzelen en plakkenhet dekseltje plak je best niet toe want dan word het moeilijk om het geld er uit te halen
By: WardM10

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Freya - Vivarium Controller

Freya Is an open source, Raspberry Pi based vivarium control system. In this instructable we're going to walk through the steps of making the controller. On Thingiverse, download this thing. Print the casing on your 3D printer. On my printer it took about 18 hours, so, I'll see you tomorrow! 😉 ...
By: tom.santens

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Ipad 2 Holder for Flight Registration at the Airfield

We use an iPad 2 on our airfield to register takeoff and landing time of our gliders.This frame protects the ipad, and has 2 clips to secure the towing tickets. 3 layers, one for each sheet:- plexi 3mm - MDF 9mm- plexi 3mmAlso needed:4 screws (M5x20mm) and bolts. 2 screws M5, length depending on t...
By: mcuppens

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Laser cut Geometrisch Hart

Onze vrienden gaven een leuk feest met kampeerweekend omwille van het groeifeest van hun dochters. Hiervoor wou ik iets speciaals maken. Ik gebruikte de lijntekening van een hart dat op hun uitnodiging stond. Daar paste ik hun namen in. Dit werd uitgetekend met behulp van Inkscape. Ik sneed dit...
By: lorevanheden

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Laser cut bird

Als bedanking voor de leerkrachten van mijn kinderen maak ik graag iets persoonlijks. Inspiratie haal ik bij het klassymbool. Dit jaar zit mijn dochter in de vogeltjesklas. Vandaar... Ik tekende de verschillende onderdelen van de vogel met de hand. Inspiratie hiervoor vond ik op Pinterest. Deze te...
By: lorevanheden

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