Before I try to cut for an entire robot, I thought I’d try a ‘test box.’ This is an object that has no functional value, but will give me an idea of how slots and tabs fit together in laser-cut acrylic, what size holes I need for the standoffs, etc.
Here’s the test box design that I came up with:
This is how the pieces fit together:
There are six pieces, but each is a duplicate:
And finally this is what I’ll be importing into Inkscape:
And ascertaining the viability of export/import of the pattern from Sketchup to Inkscape will be another thing that the test box is for. Here’s the Youtube video from Richard showing how that is supposed to work: