LED and Acrylic Name Tags – SCOPES Digital Fabrication

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Fab Lab
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We are Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Fabrication Lab. We are based out of Anchorage Alaska serving Alaska Native and American Indian students based in the Anchorage school district. We teach design, building, and fabrication with a cultural emphasis. Our different… Read More

Summary

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

What You'll Need

Tools:

           * Epilogue Laser (either one)

           * Corel/Illustrator

Contents:

           * 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

Materials:

           * Clear Scotch tape

The Instructions

Creating the Name Tags

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

Putting in the LED

Walk through of how to install the LED and Battery into the name tag.

Standards

  • (Fab-Electronics.1): I can follow instructions to build a simple electrical circuit using conductive material, basic components, and power.
  • (Fab-Modeling.1): I can arrange and manipulate simple geometric elements, 2D shapes, and 3D solids using a variety of technologies.
  • (Fab-Fabrication.1): I can follow instructor guided steps that link a software to a machine to produce a simple physical artifact.
  • (Fab-Design.1): I can be responsible for various activities throughout a design process within a group under instructor guidance.

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