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Laser Challenge #5: Cardboard Building Set- 04.20.13

ctoy0.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 5 is here ~ and being an odd day, it’s Shawn’s turn! Tonight he created a playful cardboard building set made of two complex shapes which combined can create a variety of creations. Here’s what he has to say about it, “The geometry is of an icosahedron which consists of 20 triangular faces. Connectors are needed to attach each face to the next and if they are all oriented inwards you have the whole icosahedral shape. If you occasionally flip the connector angle you can make mini landscapes too. I cut 90 faces and a ton of connectors.” Take a peek at the making of and some of our creations 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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Just wanted to say that I really like this series so far. The dog tags and dog bowl were both awesome, and this is really neat too.

Some other ideas you guys could try:

0. Make a NOTLABS stamp! You can etch it into wood or certain kinds of rubber. Or make wooden NOTLABS challenge coins..

1. Using it to cut out all the pieces for a complex papercraft project. Here’s an unbelievable model that takes 48 hours or so to do w/out a laser cutter. My guess is it’d be a one-day project with one: http://entertainingmadness.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/tumblr_lmfiitpbwt1qeyximo1_500.jpg

2. Cut pieces for a tessellated lamp a la the Loomi http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2012/03/loomi-light2.jpg.492x0_q85_crop-smart.jpg

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