It’s been a while.
I’m not sure if people still read blogs nowadays. The last time I did this was about 9 years ago in 2011 on my student blog www.rashidlee.blogspot.com where I documented my design processes for my final year thesis in Industrial Design. I turned 40 a week ago. Perhaps I’m facing a middle age existential crisis to have started blogging again.
And for what it’s worth, I’m here and you are here too, reading this. I’m not really sure how all of this is going to pan out but I hope that I could keep it up and running with regular postings once every 2 weeks, which is the equivalent of an eternity in today’s context.
Anyway, I think that’s enough reminiscing. My main intention of this first blog post is to upload pictures of my most recent project. I bought a laser cutter from Aliexpress a few weeks ago. It took me about 6 hours to put it together including doing a few test runs. The learning curve isn’t that steep. Perhaps my background in assembling 3D printers contributed to this.
It took about 2 -3 calibrations and a few pieces of waste wood when I managed to find the sweet spot where the machine could engrave with acceptable results. Eventually, I ended up laser engraving the Arabic alphabet for my wife to put them up on sale at Toddlerkraf.