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!