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Maker Lab

Project Ideas

Looking for project ideas? We have some for you!

 Throughout the quarter we will offer workshops on some of these projects, but you are also welcome to come in during any of the Open Hours and the Supervisor can help you. Check the calendar for Open Hour times and Workshops.

Stickers

Equipment: Silhouette Cameo
Software: Silhouette Studio

Overview: Cut out custom stickers using adhesive vinyl. Stickers can be used for a variety of applications including laptops, waterbottles, windows, and more.

Stickers made with silhouette cameo 

Laser Cut Greeting Cards

Equipment: Laser Cutter
Software: CorelDraw

Overview: Cut and engrave carstock to make greeting cards. Great for birthdays, holidays, thank yous, graduations, and even just because.

Greeting cards made using a laser cutter 

Laser Engraved Picture Frame

Equipment: Laser Cutter
Software: CorelDraw

Overview: Engrave your own designs on a purchased picture frame. Looking for a gift for a family member or friend? Customize a frame and put a picture of the two of you in it.

Laser Engraved picture frame 

T-shirts

Equipment: Silhouette Cameo and Heat Press
Software: Silhouette Studio

Overview: Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out your design on heat transfer vinyl (be sure to mirror your design!) and then use the heat press to adhere it to your t-shirt or other fabric.

Heat transfer tshirt 

Engraved Drawstring Pouches

Equipment: Laser Cutter
Software: CorelDraw

Overview: Engrave designs on drawstring pouches for dice, game pieces, jewelry, gifts, and more. We sell small pouches in the Maker Store while supplies last or you can bring your own.

Engraved drawstring pouch

Cardstock signs

Equipment: Silhouette Cameo
Software: Silhouette Studio

Overview: Signs made using the Silhouette Cameo to draw on and cut out cardstock. Can also be used to make greeting cards and other papercraft

Signs made with silhouette cameo

Some other good resources for ideas include--

Thingiverse for 3D printer and laser cutter
Epilog Sample Club for laser cutter
Bantam Tools projects page for Othermill/Bantam Tools PCBs
Inventables projects page for CNC milling with Carvey

Do you have project ideas you'd like to share and have us post? E-mail scumakerlab@gmail.com or complete this form.