perseverance. For my father's birthday I decided to make him
a Turner's cube, however, I decided not to make it the
conventional way. Instead of using a lathe, my choice method
for this project was to 3D print the cube (or cubes) by way of
the laser cutters at TechShop San Jose.
Yes... I am a little bit crazy....
The main reason for my choosing this method was the fact
that I have a lot of cardboard hoarded up at my house, and
needed to use them for something.
- cardboard (single ply)
- laser cutter
- Autodesk Inventor
- 123D Make
- Elmer's Glue
- acrylic paint
Step 1: Design It!
Draw up a few cubes, extrude some holes through each face,
and do a sphere cut out of the inner surfaces.
Then export a .stl file.
Step 2: Slice It!
and typed in the dimensions of my cardboard to create
the slicing files for the laser cutter.
Step 3: LASER it!
9 sheets of 24'x18' cardboard
equalling a grand total of
(didn't I say I was a bit crazy muahahaha)
since there were so many pieces, and a lot of them in the tiny
size range, I decided to use a piece of sacrificial material
underneath my cardboard to help take all the pieces out of
the laser bed.
(after 9 layers of cutting, I got a pretty cool [accidental art] piece
out of my mdf sac layer and my cardboard scraps,
one of these will become an Instructable as well in the near
future, wink wink ;)