My followers will know that I have an obsession with Edgewood Park and
. In this Instructable I mix both by making a smooth surface model of the park.
I've always wanted to have a true scale model of this fantastic local park. Home to several endangered plant species and the nearly extinct bay checker spot butterfly, it is also a daily ritual for trail hikers and runners. In another Instructable
I made a pocket scale model of the park using the TechShop Epilog laser cutter. This project extends that to a true 3d model cut on the ShopBot.
The steps we will follow:
1. Make a small model on the Epilog laser cutter (or any other way)
2. Scan the small model with the Next Engine to create a mesh model
3. Use V-Carve 3d to create tool paths
4. Cut the model on the ShopBot
Oh, perhaps I should mention that step 0 is to join TechShop so that you have access to all this software and hardware!