Our little girl is growing ridiculously fast. This project was over due. I made a height board for our son when he was about a year old, our daughter is just shy of 18 months. Our sons board was made with spray paint and stencils.
With the 3D printers and laser cutter at our disposal now I wanted to try a different route this time
Using abs I 3d printed the letters for our daughters name. The letters are 3mm thick and about 90mm tall. the printed very nicely with no warping at all.
Using the laser cutter I created a basic alignment tool from acrylic, the letters were glued on in a jiffy and the board is ready to be installed!
On the next iteration, a gift for a friends daughter, we are going to try laser cutting the letters from colored acrylic.