US Patent Boards

US Patent Board, GameBoy

Why: It is truly amazing to see inside the head of the people that design our favorite things.

How to make your own:

  • Find a patent you like (google image search: favorite-thing patent)

  • Find that patent number about 6 to 8 digits

  • Enter your patent number into this website

  • Click Images (top center)

  • Use the left hand orange arrows to navigate

  • Screen capture the image you want

  • Put that image photoshop or gimp at about 10000 x 10000 pixels (big)

  • Open that image in Illustrator or Inkscape

    • Shrink it down to a normal size

    • Image Trace - Sketch Art

  • Add a border and some text

  • Cut with your laser cutter

What you get: A ⅛ plywood board with a permanent laser etching of your favorite patent. It’s not just beautiful art, it’s inspiration.

We are a small family business so we love encouraging students and the young-at-heart to make it yourself. We also enjoy being paid to make one for you. Everything we make is made with love and shipped for free to your door. If you make your own, please send us pictures and tips on how to make it even better. If you would like us to make one for you, you can hit the “Add to Cart” button. These items are all made to order just for you.
If you have any questions about how to make it feel free to email us

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