– Ben Martens

Custom Mario Coins

One of the first projects I attempted on the laser cutter was making some acryllic coins for my nephew. He loves Mario and I thought that it would be a good learning opportunity for me and something fun to maybe spark his interesting in making things.

The design is pretty simple. It’s just the Mario logo on one side and his name on the other side. I etched a circle around the outside of the coin on both sides. When I etched the first side, I also cut out the coin. Then I carefully flipped the coin over without moving the rest of the piece and cut the back. They weren’t perfect because there’s a little slop in that flip but they came out pretty well.