selected laser cutting experiments supported by an IMAGINE initiative grant

first, a set of folded, tessellating polyhedra cut, scored, and rastered on the laser cutter. I embedded magnets in each face, so that each block is magnetized to snap into place (only in such a way that the polyhedra tessellate space, though).

 

Paper was my favorite, since I could laser cut, score, engrave in 2D and fold into 3D, but working in wood and plastics, I found lots of other ways to make 3D things from 2D pieces.

    

laser cut lipkin linkage I made, which translates rotational motion into a straight line– thanks to Jake Hastings for the idea!

 

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