Frickin' laser beams

I've used Ponoko in the past to laser cut materials for projects. And they've always done a great job. But I'm completely fascinated by Glowforge, a home laser cutting and engraving machine.

 Desktop laser cutting.

Desktop laser cutting.

It really is amazing to see how technologies like this are becoming more and more affordable and accessible to designers and makers. And while $2500 is still expensive, it's a lot less expensive than it was 5 or 10 years ago.