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Paper Battery Holder


A paper battery holder for coin cell batteries (CR2032 and CR2016).


- Card stock or neoprene-like fabric

- Conductive copper tape

- 3V coin cell battery



The idea was to design a ring which gives the impression that the material is folded paper. The following pictures documents the design process; the paper proofs and the rhino file.

Origami tesselation


This is an origami tesselation with LEDs behind it. The paper was prepared with the lasercutter, and then manually creased. 

The full tutorial can be found here:


Fablab Location: 
Waag Society

A second life to paper


Desycling Paper

This project is born from the idea to give a second life to paper (or other materials) through embossing (creating three-dimensional design or image on paper).  I'm exploring the possibility of creating embossing molds with different materials in the Fablab and find possibilites to create  graphics, textures, cuts to give a new purpose to paper and other materials.

In this case, I've created a mold with compact cardboard which can be used to emboss on different types of paper. 




We started our company a little while ago and where looking for a different method to produce some businesscards. This was our first test run, and we really like the outcome of this experiment. 

Laser engraved on black cardboard, it gives a really nice contrast and a some idea of how this process works. 



This project is about knowledge.

The true knowledge was first captured in books and for the true knowledge you had to look in the encyclopedia.

Now the internet is getting our main source to get information.

The books are getting a second life in this project.

Fablab Location: 
Waag Society

problem with vinyl cutter

Middle of may i worked with the vinyl cutter, cutting rectangulars out of paper. This I have done already half a year ago and then everything went fine.

But this time a problem occured: at the second turn while making a rectangular the machine would not cut the edge sharp. it made at every rectangular a bow at the secund turn.
the first 5 rectangulars on the page would go fine but then after the knife would go more to the right of the machine it got less accurate (after +/- 15 cm from the left side of the machine).

Fablab Location: 
Waag Society

Moorman Karton

Supplier of micro corrugated board. 1.5mm thin, very light and sturdy. perfect for laser-cut architectural models.

Holes in a book

paper, thinkness in grams
Material Thickness (mm): 
Cut or Engrave: 

Holes in a book

book, foto klein.jpg

book, foto klein.jpg

For a project I wanted to cut holes out of paper pages for a book.
I used the Vinyl cutter for this.

In Illustrator I made the line of the drawings 0.003 pt (under Stroke).

To able cut through the paper without
damaging it or the machine you put two paper sheets on top of eachother.
Loose from eachother otherwise there will be friction.

Fablab Location: 
Waag Society