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Blog of smartDIYs who wish to create more excitement in this world where people can freely form their ideas in shapes.
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Peeking into R&D Room 3 –Revolving Engraving Kit–

Hi! Today we are introducing “Revolving engraving kit”. This kit enables you to engrave cylinder or sphere shapes, which is quite difficult to do at this moment. The holders open and close so they can hold different sizes of materials. Watch how it works here. Trying out many types of units to see which one… Read more »


Peeking into R&D Room 2 –Cutting Metal with 100W Laser–

  Peeking into R&D Room #2 is here! Today we are introducing our trial to cut a metal sheet with 100W laser.   It requires quite a lot of power to cut metal with laser. Our 40W laser cutter is not even close to cut or engrave metals as they are highly reflective.   However… Read more »


Peeking into R&D Room 1 –Dust collector for FABOOL Laser Mini–

Happy New Year! May this year bring you tons of happiness, blessing, and more fun playing with laser cutters! We are kicking off 2017 with the launch of new series “Peeking into R&D Room” so that you get to know more about what is going on in our R&D workplace and how our machines are… Read more »


Work made with 1m*1m Expansion Kit Displayed at Museum in Kanazawa

  On October 15th, 2016, a work that one of our dedicated users made using 1m*1m Expansion Kit was displayed at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, which is in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan.   The museum has been introduced on multiple TV programs and has been popular in Japan. https://4meee.com/articles/view/180227   The work displayed… Read more »


Software Updated

  Updated FABOOL Software was earlier this month!     – What’s new – 1. Works with all of our machines. FABOOL Laser Mini Smart Laser Mini FABOOL Laser CO2 Smart Laser CO2   2. Set the number of repeated-processing in processing parameter area. ==> Easier cutting with repeated-processing.   3. Added “Progress Bar” that… Read more »


Jewelry Making with Laser Cutter!

  Today we are introducing a new type of laser craft – jewelry making. All of them turned out to be delicate and beautiful. These are works of Ms. Eriko Matsuda, a contemporary jewelry artist, who learned art at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai). Ms. Matsuda’s Website The materials is thick tracing paper…. Read more »


Making PC stand with translucent acrylic

  Recently we had been introducing works made with FABOOL Laser Mini so this time, bringing in fresh air a little bit, is about a work made with FABOOL/Smart Laser CO2), which has much higher power than FABOOL Laser Mini! We used semi-clear blue acrylic to make a PC stand.     FABOOL Laser Mini… Read more »


Japanese fan making using washi

  It is getting quite cold in Japan and we are getting ready for the winter, but some of you are enjoying the summer shine, right? Today we are introducing Japanese fan made with washi which is a traditional Japanese paper. (In case you are wondering what “washi” is… here is the description)   Cut… Read more »


Small Leather Goods

  Leather is one of the best materials for laser cutting and engraving. It requires relatively short processing time and the finished product looks quite stylish, too. Today we are introducing work examples of leather goods.   High quality leather goods in the picture above are works of our users (who live in Yamanashi where… Read more »


Your Own Halloween Puzzle Making!

  Happy Halloween! This time we are introducing a handmade puzzle created with FABOOL Laser Mini (1.6W model)!     This is one of our users’ work. He printed a picture his grand-daughter drew, pasted it on the plywood and cut it with laser from the back. (It’s a drawing of pumpkin! Right in time… Read more »