This topic recently came up during a conversation with a friend about making laser cut boxes. If you’ve ever bought a kit that has some laser cut wood or acrylic, or looked at a maker bot or something you’ve seen it. Those cool ways that the ends join together (with and without screws), the snap in tabs etc.
So how do you design something like that for yourself ? Well we’ve got a few resources for you.
MakerCase – An online site that allows you to plug in your own dimensions and tab type and it will generate a file you can laser cut to make the box (or edit in another editor)
BoxMaker – Like MakerCase, a few less options in some areas, and some finer settings in other areas.
I also remembered this cool post on Make about different types of joinery that you can laser cut (or CNC). This goes beyond boxes, we’re talking all types of joints, even flexible ones! Since this post has been around awhile there’s also more gold hiding in the comments like bookmark lists to books.