After several attempts, Britt finally settles on a foam build that works for the Fallout 4 Assaultron’s hands. In this live stream, Britt uses Inkscape to import her final finger template to the laser cutter and shows the whole cutting process.
Laser cutters are super fun! We used to get our pieces laser cut through Ponoko.com, but seeing the cutting in person is even cooler. If your school or local maker space has a laser cutter, definitely try it out. Any CNC tools (router, laser, plotter) can save time if you need to cut several of the same piece. For laser cutters, make sure you have great ventilation–the foam gets vaporized and you don’t want to breathe those fumes!