So you like Ubuntu Linux? Why not make a PCB in the shape of the Ubuntu logo? For your making pleasure, I’ve made the Ubuntu logo available in DXF form as well as the g-code used to make this logo. This PCB is cut using a 1/8 inch router bit. I’ve added some strips to connect everything so it doesn’t fall apart.
As shown in the gallery after the “read more,” I ended putting this logo on my computer (at least for a photo op). Originally I was thinking of using this as a stencil, but it does look pretty good on its own. It would probably also make a pretty good Christmas ornament now that I think of it, and having a CNC router cut Ubuntu logo made from a PCB would give you instant geek cred, for what that’s worth.
For whatever reason, I keep seeing “Ubuntu Logo” a huge amount in the search terms that people use to find this site. I’m not sure why at this point, but maybe this little project will give people a reason to come back!
As a side note, don’t run a 1.8 mm PCB router (available from Zen Toolworks) at 60 inches per minute, especially if your table may or may not be perfectly level. I managed to snap the bit originally tried for this, and as a result the model had to be modified slightly to accommodate the larger radius.
I use Ubuntu Linux for most of my blogging, etc. If you’d like to see more of my posts on using this OS, be sure to check out all my content tagged as “Ubuntu.” Alternatively, if you’re more interested in my CNC router, I have a whole category for that!