November 9

DIY #Wedding Favors and Gifts – In-Depth with #Glowforge #Laser

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The Glowforge simplifies laser cutting by moving software to the cloud and making use of smartphone sensors. That both lowers the price and allows for incredible user features that makes the Glowforge extremely easy to use.
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So what is the depth of the printer? How thick of an object can you put into it?

You can use the tray that’s included. The tray’s really convenient because it has cutouts for little pieces that fall into it–shake them out like a toaster. If you use that tray then you’ve got a half inch of focusable space. So anything from paper that’s basically zero height all the way to half an inch you can focus. If you remove that [tray], you get an extra inch for a total of one and a half inches. So, spice jar lids we’ve done work great, we’ve done flask bottles that are flat and wide. But you can’t do like a wine bottle or a wine glass. That’s one of the things we get a lot of questions about, that we say “for that, get something like an Epilog or a Trotec”. They’re awesome machines, they’ll do right by you, and some have big rotary things that can rotate your object so you can etch all sides, and they can handle all that z-depth. So that was one of the big things we gave up.

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One of the tradeoffs we made, and I think it worked out for the better, is that we’re using an injection molded case. We’re using a very particular plastic that’s stronger and more robust against heat than a typical plastic. That lowers our cost, and it means you get a much more beautiful machine that’s able to reduce cost a bunch of other places. Like, if you use sheet metal, like almost every other laser out there, you end up having to separately route wires, whereas we can actually mold routing into the case. Assembly of laser cutters is usually a matter of people using screws, whereas we have parts that snap together and make assembly much quicker. It’s a huge upfront investment–six digits for the mold. But once we’ve done that, we can make Glowforges that are lighter and easier to ship. Even though shipping’s really difficult, and apologies to all the international readers–we know international shipping’s really terrible right now–it’s way more affordable to ship that size box via FedEx and UPS than if we had made the same thing out of sheet metal.

 

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December 20

Christmas Party Supplies and Christmas Decorations

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History of Christmas actually dates back to over 4,000 years ago, and it can be traced by to the Mesopotamians, long before the birth of Christ. Many Christmas traditions came about while the Mesopotamians were celebrating their New Year. A twelve-day festival, called Zagmuk, began to help Marduk, their chief god, do battle with many monstrous beasts.

Many Europeans believed that during the Winter Solstice, the evil spirits would prevent the sun from returning and warming the earth. They had celebrations and rituals to welcome the sun back.

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In Scandinavian countries, the sun would disappear for many days during the winter. Scouts were sent to the top of the mountains to search for the sun after thirty-five days. A Yuletide festival ensued when the scouts returned with the good news that they had seen the light of the sun returning. A feast would take place around a burning Yule log, and large bonfires would also take place to celebrate this joyous occasion. Some people would tie apples to the branches of trees reminding them of the coming spring and summer months. This is reminiscent of our Christmas tree decorating ritual of today.

When the Romans celebrated with a festival called Saturnalia, named after their god Saturn, there were masquerades and great meals, visiting and gift-giving, which represented the exchange of good luck treats. Their halls were decked with garlands, and trees were lit with candles.

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