You will need:
- a flower of choice.
- an iPad with the 123dCatch app
- the Meshmixer software
- the 123dMake app (can use 123dmake.com on a computer)
- access to a laser cutter
Step 1: Catching the Flower
In this picture I also show the directions in which I shot the flower so that it would "catch" well. I went 360 degrees around the flower twice and then caught it from the bottom to the top from several positions. I hope the arrows I've drawn explain this better.
Step 2: Bring your catch into Meshmixer
Download the meshmixer software (www.meshmixer.com) and import the OBJ file from your Mesh package into meshmixer.
To do this, open meshmixer and click File > Import.
Step 3: Export your OBJ file from Meshmixer after cleaning it!
Step 4: Bring your OBJ file into 123dMake, Cut & Paste!
I decided to have my pieces cut on a 12" by 24" cardboard sheet and I used 3 of these sheets. Once you have picked the size of your object, download the .EPS file. Use a laser cutter to cut your pieces, glue and enjoy your flower messenger!