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-One of the easiest ways to make a CrowBox of your own is to order the housing from [[|Ponoko]]. To do so you need to:+====== Ponoko Guide ======
-  - make your own Ponoko account +One of the easiest ways to make a CrowBox of your own is to order the laser-cut CrowBox housing parts from  Ponoko, a popular online laser-cutting service. To do so you need to make your own account at [[|Ponoko]] and upload the {{ |Ponoko crowbox files}}. (Ponoko has size limits on file uploads so this package is split into six files you need to open the .zip file first and upload the six files packaged within.) 
-  select either the [[|brown or green color scheme]] (which is then duplicated into your designs), and then  +
-  press the Make It button+
 Once the parts arrive, check out our [[|YouTube Channel]] for step-by-step assembly videos.  Once the parts arrive, check out our [[|YouTube Channel]] for step-by-step assembly videos. 
-Note that shipping comprises a big chunk of the final cost - it's much more price-effective if you and a friend go in on an order together.+Note that Ponoko shipping charges make up a big chunk of the final cost of a single set of parts - it's much more price-effective if you and a friend order your sets of parts together. Huge thanks to Danita Craft for pulling these together; see [[|this thread]] for more info. 
 +**Disclaimer:** //We have bought several sets of CrowBox parts from Ponoko in order to verify their quality and accuracy. We have had good customer service experiences with them, as well. For these reasons, we're happy to recommend Ponoko as a place for you to buy your parts. Ponoko charges fees for materials, manufacturing services, and shipping but we have no financial interest or affiliation with them. We receive **no** money when parts are bought at Ponoko - we're just making a service recommendation. 
 +If you'd like to consider other online laser-cutting services, you can download the housing [[kit:geometry_files|geometry files]] from here and submit them to a service of your choosing. 
 +You may also download the [[kit:geometry_files|geometry files]] and take them into your local makerspace to ask about having them laser cut for you. 
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