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New Free Resources for 2018

Another strand of activity we’ve been busy preparing for the past few months is a new range of samples that can be output or even adapted for output using your TechSoft machinery. We’ve tried to ramp up our approach and have begun creating sample files that not only allow individual creative outcomes (good for teaching beginner students certain aspects of 2D Design), but also utilise more than one piece of CAD/CAM machinery. Below are some examples of what you’ll now find on our website:


Drone Frame




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For those aviation fanatics that want to begin their own DIY electrical engineering project we have developed a living hinge frame for your own drone. The example pictured was made using our laser-grade plywood on a LaserCAM with a LIT transfer paper design applied once cut. All internal components are free for you to source and develop to suit your requirements, as is the design created for its surface.


Walking Ladybird




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If you want to push what’s possible with your CAMM1 vinyl cutter this might be something to look at. It’s a six-legged walking robot that in this case takes the form of a ladybird using an elaborate net design to form its shell. This little curiosity is machined using a mixture of the CAMM1 (for card creasing and cutting), SRM-20 (for the main chassis and linkages) and the LaserCAM (for its intricate and delicate legs). It requires tools and components outside of those created with your machinery, but these are all noted in the instructions and by all means you can adapt and develop as you wish!


Penny Maze





If you’re current students are just starting out with 2D Design and you want a fun and rewarding task that directs them through using specific tools, this might be the project for you. It’s a fully adaptable acrylic penny maze! There are two files included; one a completed maze with all paths laid pre-planned and laid out, the other is left to the creator to develop their own tricky puzzle pathways. The instructions guide you through the use of a couple of tools that will aid you in creating your design swiftly and simply.

Find out more here.



by Nick Davies of TechSoft, June 2018
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