LED and Acrylic Name Tags – SCOPES-DF

Lesson Details

Age Ranges
Fab-Electronics.1, Fab-Modeling.1, Fab-Fabrication.1, Fab-Design.1

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Here’s a simple lesson for creating a cool LED lighted name tag for yourself or a whole classroom!

What You'll Need


           * Epilogue Laser (either one)

           * Corel/Illustrator


           * 24″ x 12″ or 36″ x 24″ sheet of 1/8th” acrylic

           * A single 5V battery (CR 2025) per name tag

           * Two 5V LEDs per name tag


           * Clear Scotch tape

The Instructions

Creating the Name Tags

Changing the .SVG file and laser engraving and cutting the name tags.

Safety Tips:

Laser Engraver

• Never leave the laser unattended!

• Never cut materials with unknown properties.

• Always ensure that the vent and compressor are turned on when running the laser.


Step 1:  Determine how many name tags that you want to produce and the names that you want to engrave onto them. If you have multiple name tags, space them properly across your Corel/Illustrator work area and modify the text with the names you wish to print. You can use the included .SVG file or you can create your own shaped name tag and your own design and name.