D&M’s 2017 Vectric User Group Crowdsourced Project

Pet Memorial Project
Hack of the Week No.166

This year the Vectric User Group meeting had a different format and Design and Make took that opportunity to do something a bit different.  Using the power of crowdsourcing Todd, from Design and Make, asked the attendees to chip in their ideas for a theme that he could use to build the next Hack of the Week project around.  Being who he is, Todd had a few ideas in mind that he felt would be possible... but he could not have been any farther away from what was decided. 

When the dust settled it turned out that this group was very passionate about their pets and that they wanted something they could use to make a memorial from.  Todd left the room for a few hours and returned with what he felt would be a good versatile project that could be used to create a special gift or keepsake.  Promising that once he got back to the office he would allow all the attendees to download the Assembled Layout from the project for free, as a thank you for their help.  So here it is...


Interested in how you can take Hack of the Week No.166's Assembled layout and turn it into a pet memorial box or urn? 

Have a look at this video and see how Todd takes the model into Aspire (can be done in VCarve Desktop or Pro) creates all of the parts, tooling and then actually makes the finished box.

We Want You To Have It, Use It and Share It

The Assembled Layout that was created at the 2017 User Group Meeting and the updated version (that is included with Hack of the Week No.166) is now, for a limited time, free to anyone with Vectric software (VCarve Desktop, Pro V8+ or Aspire). 

This free download will only be available for a limited time.

Once the Jan 1st, 2018 hits the above link won't work.

Win Some Free D&M Content

If you choose to download the special installer, use either model for a project and share it publicly on one of our preferred social media sites, we will enter you into a draw for some free D&M content.

It's simple...

  • Post a picture publicly of your project on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • Make sure you Like or Followed us
  • Tag us in your post so we see it
  • Include the hashtag #DMChallenge1

We will make a random draw from all of the posts and the winner will receive...

  • 2 $30.00 USD Hack of the Week Projects (their choice)
  • Mention in an upcoming Newsletter
  • Special Design and Make Shop Notes Post

Special Note - The winner will need to have a free verified D&M account in order to receive the 2 Hack of the Week downloads.

Entry Deadline will be Jan 12, 2018, and we will draw the winner shortly after that date.

Make It Your Own

Feel limited by the free Assembled Layout we have provided?  Feel free to purchase and download the official Hack of the Week No.166 project and receive all of the models we used to create the assembled layout and build your own. 

You can still be entered to win just use at least one of the models included in the Hack of the Week No.166 for your project and follow the rules above.

Need a Little Inspiration?

  • Pet memory box
  • Pet urn
  • Christmas ornament
  • Mold for a garden stone
  • Memorial plaque
  • Special hook for leash
  • Applique for a picture frame
  • Memory box for someone special
  • Applique for top of urn

In Case You Need...

  • Looking for the paw print vectors that were used in the video?  They can be download from our Furry Friends Project page.
  • More pet related models from Design and Make to hack into your layout. 

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