Made in the fablab of the RWTH Aachen (http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/fablab) and for testing a program made in a project course (http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/cutcad - the program itself is not fully functional yet, but at least for this thing it works).

Made out of 2mm wood (birch plywood is more stable, but looks not as well as lime wood). Lasercutted, stained and glued together.

So you need a DinA4 sheet of 2mm material and a lasercutter (or a fretsaw and much time :-), staining agent (optional, here i used Aqua Clue 2522 - cherry) and of course glue.

Step 1:

Design a shape (5-corner) in inkscape (here i reused the form of a paper snowflake - http://www.cncofficesystems.com/blog/diy-paper-snowflakes/) and modifiy the outline with a tenon structure to make a 3D structure. With the CutCAD program, that was just copying the shape and  connecting the edges...sort of.

If you want to build it yourself, a pdf file of the shapes is attached.
<p>looking wonderful but am wondering how much is cost that machine &quot; laser cutter &quot; ?? as same as in picture </p>
Was looking for a cool Christmas present for the parents. Saw this and made the modifications to adapt it for our laser. Thank you for this cool design like how it turned out.
<p>A little bit late for my reply: But i hope they enjoyed it!</p>
good job . I have a question, I have a 3mm wood. Can I cut it from the plan you uploaded?
<p>Thanks. Sadly, the tenon structure of the edges won't work for other thicknesses than the 2mm for the original plan. But here is a modified plan for 3mm material - at short notice and not tested. Not as filigree as the 2mm version (slightly bigger bridges at the edges).</p>
<p>This looks like it's taken straight from the Zelda franchise. (It's a compliment, believe me). Incredibly beautiful!</p>
<p>Thanks - and i believe you :-) </p><p>Especially when i look at their wonderful art (princess costume, of course), i feel totally honoured.</p>
Yes, there is so much beautiful artwork in there. No wonder people insist on drawing all kinds of characters and environments :)
<p>This is beautiful! The pieces fit together so well too!</p>
<p>Thanks (and i pass on the thanks to our program which calculated these well-fitting edges :-)</p>
<p>These are so pretty!</p>
<p>Very neat! </p>

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