I recently bought myself an "Eleksmaker Elekslaser-a3 pro" with a 7W laser. I was planning to use it to engrave wood and cardboard, try cutting vinyls and its main purpose is for pcb etching which I want to experiment with.
Design took way longer than I thought. I went through about 8 complete iterations....just shy of starting manufacturing...but such is things.
In the end I decided on CnC'ing a bike gear from clear acrylic and wet sanding it with a fine grit to give it a milky effect
|The proposed gear|
|One of the failed cuts (the mill is scheduled for a rework soon)|
|A tablet stand I printed earlier coming in handy|
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out....and happy to report, so is the recipient.
|The final product on the recipient's desk|