Spooky Spider Box

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Each project comes with its own video for you to watch telling the story of what we’re making from start to finish. It includes technical software footage, machining each part in the Labs and finishing the project, and as an added bonus, we throw in a few tips based on our experience! We would love to see what you turned this project into so download the files from your V&CO account then share what you’ve made on the Vectric Forum.

Over the years Vectric and Design and Make have been adding to their library of Halloween-themed CNC projects and CNC ready clipart, keeping users inspired through the “spookiest time of the year”. This year Todd thought it was about time to create a project that puts the “trick” back into “Trick or Treat”!

We are sure many of you out there have seen the spider trick box. You know the one, slide the top open looking for a treat and a spider jumps out and touches your hand… Eeek! Fun for most, scary for others so pick your victim carefully!

In the video Todd will show you how to use a few scraps of wood, the box creator gadget and a bit of nifty thinking to make everything work as it should. Not only will you need wood, but an old umbrella or coat-hanger for the wire, a dowel, some string… and don’t forget a plastic insect of your choice. This is an easy one, that is sure to keep the kids busy, and the adults on the edge of their seats!

Which Vectric software do I need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions 11.5+ of the software

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