Introduction: Tracing Light Box
This project was a school assignment, the challenge was to transform a used cardboard box into a product but to keep a link with what the box was used for.
I made this out of a verso paper box.
Step 1: Materials
to build this you will need:
- a paper box, size isn't as important, depends on what you want.
- a sheet of polystyrene or acryllic that isnt completely translucent about 5mm thick ( size is your choice, mine was slichtly larger than a A4 page, i calculated 10mm extra on each side
- Glue(any superglue or fast drying glue)
- a ruler
- a knife
- a pen/pencil
- a smartphone for the light
Step 2: Cut the Polystyrene
to cut the polystyrene to size just cut it a few times and ten snap it off.
you just need to pay attention to make it 1cm bigger than you want it at all sides
Step 3: Cut the Top
mark the sheet on the top of the box and cut it out
Step 4: Cut the Bottom
flip the bottom of the box around and put it inside the top
mark 1cm form the edges and cut it out
Step 5: Glue It!
apply glue to the bottom part of the box( on the 1cm edges you left )
put the sheet in place, turn it around and apply some pressure
Step 6: Have Fun!
use the flashlight on your smartphone, put it under the sheet.
grab a piece of paper and start tracing!
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Before and After Contest 2016