Step 5: Finished product

Once the wood glue dried I removed the clamps and the five tetris prototypes were done!  At this point they could be stained or finished depending on what you like.

More to come when I finish the full sized shelf set...
<p>Great design! </p><p>Must try laser marquetry with ImagePaint software by Amazon Canvas.</p>
Thanks, Amanda. I was ecstatic when an update for 123D Make was released this week. Little disappointed when I had to update Mac OS X to be able to get it. Even more disappointed to see that it still doesn't have the plate function. The only new construction technique is Folded Panels, like for sewing or riveting. <br> <br>If you have ANY influence with the developers, PLEASE encourage them to make this awesome function public. <br> <br>Or just send me your preview version. I mean it's a free app, right? Same username at gmail. ;)
I will do my best to get it released :)
Do you take orders?
<p>It is really nice!! </p>
I like the instructable, but I am wondering where I can get my hands on the copy of 123d Make that allows finger joints for construction?
<p>that's not released yet unfortunately, I'm hoping it will be out soon</p>
Super awesome! It would be cool if you made them all the djfferent tetris colors!
123D Make app came out on Feb. 4th! I see it in the App store now.
I LOVE this design! Especially the laser cut &quot;patina&quot;. I had been working on my own design (in Illustrator) but had trouble with the joint design. Then I found your ible, and through it 123D Make! So cool! <br> <br>But here we are in 2013 and I don't see any way to do finger joints. I need different dimensions than you did (mostly the depth), but as far as I can tell I can't set up those finger joints as you did. Am I just missing something? Or is it still just vaporware for the rest of us? :( <br> <br>If I could use this program to design boxes, especially speaker boxes, I would be so happy! Until then I'm very sad, because it feels like you're teasing us. :'(
ah, I'm sorry, I thought it would have been out by now, but it's not unfortunately. I'll definitely let you know if I hear anything about it going live.
Hello. <br>How did you get your hands on the new preview version. <br> <br>
I have access to a laser cutter but not autocad. Any idea if these files can be imported into Inkscape?
No, but GIMP will open the EPS file that Amanda included in step 2. From there you can save it as a DXF for use in Inkscape.
Thanks for the tip! I'll give that a try!
Want. Definitely adding to my long list of build projects.
Nice! How are you going to cut the joints on the big ones?
we're going to be using a very high power laser cutter
Just a question, how stable and strong is this design in practice? I love the concept but some of the pieces look like they may sag under the weight of books and more robots. Maybe applying some backing material to ensure the pieces retain their shape would help?
The 1/4" plywood pieces are actually pretty stable, I guess it depends on what you plan on storing in them. Yes applying backing material would help, we decided not to do this bc we like the way it looks without. The set pictured here is pretty small, not really large enough to put books in. We plan on making a larger version with 3/4" plywood, so we're hoping that the larger joint surface area and stiffer wood will help out with stability. I'll keep posting as the project progresses!<br />If there's interest I could model the set with backing, compute the finger joints on 123D, and post the eps files.
Great Stuff!
Awesome! And I love your robot!
Rly Amazing!!!
How long did the assembly/glue up process take?
the whole project took two days, assembly/gluing took about two hours for the five pieces
this is amazing yet simple.

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