Ponoko has acrylic in 1/8" and some 1/4" thicknesses that you can get laser-cut for fairly reasonable prices - IIRC, they just opened a bay-area cut/ship center to reduce shipping in the US (they're originally from New Zealand!). Looks like a typical project from 7"x7"x1/8" acrylic is around $10-$20. That's potentially several "stylus-racks".
--pj On Monday, May 5, 2008, "steve" writes: >I looked at emachines a few years back for doing some custom car parts. The >CAD tool was a bit funky. The price was not hobby friendly as you note. >My friend owned a machine shop so he just CNCed the thing since he wanted it >too. I never tried a plastic part with emachine, but its all about the set >up cost and the tool you use. material is immaterial ( or should be) > >You've seen the fishing rod holders. small rubber part u-shaped things. pry >it open >slip the rod in... I'm thinking down those lines, just for me, not a company >endorsed thing. Just messing around. > >-----Original Message----- >From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Steven ** >Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 2:30 PM >To: List for Openmoko community discussion >Subject: Re: Stylus Recommendation > >I just drew up my first part. The price quote was $1600! :-( (In >all fairness, it's a much larger piece than what you're talking and in >aluminum.) > >Are their prices workable for smaller plastic designs? > >-Steven > >On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 3:53 PM, steve <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> Have you used emachine shop? > >_______________________________________________ >Openmoko community mailing list >email@example.com >http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community > > >_______________________________________________ >Openmoko community mailing list >firstname.lastname@example.org >http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community > _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community