How To Apply Your Designs On A Lens Cap

Everything is about personalization today. We personalize our iPhone cases (OK, OK, androids too), put decals on laptops and stickers on cameras. One element which was left untouched so far is the lens cap. (not lens cap keepers, those did get personalized).

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

On the other hand, cheap lens caps are a buck a dozen which makes them the perfect item for personalization.

Assuming you have a CNC machine…

Maker Matthew Sheridan shares a full tutorial on how to go from point A (blank cheapo lens cap) to point B (super awesome custom cap) on his blog. Appropriately choosing the Hack A Day logo for the tutorial :).

Basically, you create a template in Illustrator that has the parts that you want debrossed by the CNC.

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

You then “import” (or convert) the data into CNC language:

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

and chip away

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

The final result is then cleaned and the empty space filled with model paint.

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

Here are some interesting designs Matt has already made:

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

How To CNC Your Designs On A Lens Cap

For the full instruction set hope over to Matt’s Blog.

P.S. Matt sells customs designs (or takes your specific orders) on Etsy – how cool is that?

P.P.S want to spoil your lens even more? Make her a Carbon Fiber Lens Hood.

  • http://www.facebook.com/utsav.mewada Utsav Mewada

    i loved this 1 RR to the most man!

  • kidJOEY1

    I am loving the pokeball cap. Looks wonderful.