Sunday, March 26, 2017

Recycling CD cases

For years I ditched CD cases, but, interestingly, I eventually found some use for them in the last two days. I start regretting the many I should have kept...

CD case as material for an engraved logo. I really did not expect it to produce such a nice result.
Light coming from aside gets scattered by the scratches (I should try adding SMT leds sideways).
The trick was to move quickly, to avoid melting the polycarbonate.

And used as for the bottom protection of a Smoothieboard (which drives the aforementioned CNC mill)
CD cases do break too easily, but they are very convenient as they leave the signal names clearly readable.

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