The final piece I made for the Vipers LRP event last month was this monument. I've made a similar display case before so we were trying to improve upon that one. This time the monument could only be opened once all the corresponding rune keys were in place. As the keys were scattered around we thought it would be cool to make them glow when they were inserted into the monument. Some simple LED and microswitch arrangement, side lit the perspex runes. The runes were supposed to be easy to insert and hard to remove. The body was made with ply but painted with a stone effect. I don't believe it fared particularly well in the weather and could have done with a coat of sealant but I shall learn for next time. I even managed to pick up an action shot of this item too.
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A quick tray puzzle I was asked to make for a LARP event. I assume once all the events were placed in order some kind of secret was revealed. The arrows ensure that the pieces are put in the right way round and show which direction time travels, the events were jumbled before cutting so that the grain didn't give any clues.
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I've come to the conclusion that I just don't need 3 laser cutters and I don't have space or time for them all anyway so I'm going to have to let this one go. It's barely been used, we bought it with Just Add Sharks and then never used it. I haven't used it for 6 months. It comes with RD works and should be compatible with Lightburn which is what all the cool kids are raving about. It's also got a really lightweight head so it's super fast. I wish I had more time to play with it. If you're interested, it's up on ebay, try to snag a bargain. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kent-Laser-Solo-40W-C02-laser-cutter-600x310mm-RD-Works/282927236074