|Project by nerdkraft||posted 03-31-2012 06:48 PM||2487 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I am a great big nerd. My day job is working at an Internet security company and we have servers around the world. I wanted an analog way of displaying how much usage each server is getting. The lights glow brighter if the servers are getting more usage and the analog needle gauges move in tandem.
The assembly is laser cut box joints in pre-finished 1/4” maple ply. The laser cutter leaves burnt edges and makes an angled kerf. In this project I used that to my advantage. The burn marks make for a neat aesthetic effect. The angled kerf almost created laser-dovetails by flipping the pieces and creating a tighter fit. Since I was planning on taking it to company parties and events, I put some glue on the joints just in case.
Powered by an arduino microcontroller.
This project is from about a year ago. Since then I have been progressing from being a laserist using wood to a woodworker that occasionally laser etches his projects.
I took a wood lathe class on a whim and have been hooked ever since.