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Laser Challenge #2: Cardboard Hex Tiling- 04.16.13

lasertile0.jpg This post is part of the NOTlabs Laser Challenge: The ground rules are: Shawn and I are alternating days with executing and sharing a Laser Cutter involved experiment! And most importantly - we’re supposed to have fun, explore ideas, and it’s less about a fully formed product/concept at the end of the day, but more about seeing where the experiment takes us!

Day 2 of the NOTlabs Laser Challenge, and today it’s my turn! I’ve been obsessively researching tiles lately ~ from ancient patterns of the far east to the french/moroccan styles to modern geometrically inspired and asymmetrical designs, while simultaneously working on the garden and wondering why there aren’t nicer options for stepping stones, pathways, etc… so today, this lead me to experiment with hexagons and exploring designs and seeing what emerges! The result are a bunch of laser cut corrugated cardboard tiles ~ which could become fun concrete tiles to lay in the grass, or tiling street art, or spray painting using them as stencils… or… take a peek at the process and fun on the next page!

p.s. If you have ideas, or want some laser cutting done, or want to play with us… feel free to use the contact form or leave a comment!

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This was a fun way for Shawn to teach my Rhino more too… explore4.jpg

Lasering! explore2.jpg

As you may have seen on my Instagram, you have to pay careful attention to the machine at all times when laser cutting cardboard… which is rather flammable if unattended. explore3.jpg

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Perhaps it could make for a fun pathway through grass? lasertile10.jpg

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Looking at the patterns you created reminded me what my wife and other quilters have been creating lately. You should search “modern quilts” you would love what you would find.

----- Spencer Nelson 21.04.13 15:43

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