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Picture of The Cloud: Information Storing Wall Art
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Partially inspired by this comic: http://xkcd.com/908/, it's a storage device in the form of art, to store your information storage device. It's designed to be mounted on a wall, with a USB cord dangling down invitingly.

You need:
Laser cutter
1/4" plywood
Mass storage device
USB extension cable
Wood glue
Clamps

I made it at TechShop!

Step 1: Design cover and box

Picture of Design cover and box
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Designed to fit a portable hard drive.
I've attached my .ps file.
 
That comic is one of my favourites from xkcd.
mickeypop3 years ago
I have seen projects with laser cut cases similar to yours on the web.

What software did you layout the interlocking edges with?

I have seem many such box designs but no info on how to layout
the cutting design or the available software.
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  mickeypop3 years ago
I actually just did it by hand in Inkscape after thinking it out... the kerf from the laser cutter was just right to make them fit together without any designed-in tolerances. I believe there is also a version of 123D make which will do this for you (though as far as I am aware, it is not yet released to the public).
Referenced here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Tea-Light-Candle-Holders/step1/3D-Modeling/
Thanks for the REF link. I made contact and am experimenting with the beta.

It offers a way to automate finger joints. What a time saver.
thietkenha3 years ago
Love it!
I have always disliked the "Cloud" in favor of more physical (and local) storage.
jameso3 years ago
What kind of results have you had so far?
Terranan3 years ago
Awesome project!

I want to make one with a retractable cord, now!

And maby pixel art clouds. :P
Brilliant idea and awesome design :)