Maker AlexT9 created an absolutely stunning and highly detailed laser cut map of the United States that features all of the country’s waterways illuminated. Alex generously detailed the process for crafting this map on Instructables. The artisan stated that he was inspired by the work on the Earth Art Australia Etsy store.
I just started playing around with laser cutters and was looking for a project. I wanted to do a map-related laser cutter project, but wasn’t exactly sure what. I saw the Earth Art Australia Etsy shop while browsing random things online. After seeing some of the maps there, I got the idea to etch the the rivers of the USA map.
via My Modern Met