What can you make with a lasercutter?

Explaining to people that you have a lasercutter is one thing, getting across exactly what you can do with it is another thing.

Here’s some photos of Max’s new project, a slot-together lampshade, which is one of the best examples of what’s possible I’ve ever seen:

The prototype is made from recycled cardboard, but the final one will be cut from translucent acrylic. 

Here’s a vid of it in operation, the organic curves are quite fun to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPKCC4JQFEA

Some more examples and inspiration here:

http://hackerspace.pbworks.com/w/page/41180334/Lasercutter%20-%20Setting%20and%20Examples#view=page