Using the lasercutter

The frame's borders are too thin and the cutout squares doesn't function as it needs to be picked up and have the cubes sitting on it.

The frame’s borders are too thin and the cutout squares doesn’t function as it needs to be picked up and have the cubes sitting on it.

In the first attempt at laser cutting- the tabs were far too short to account for the thickness of the cardboard and didn't slot in at all

In the first attempt at laser cutting- the tabs were far too short to account for the thickness of the cardboard and didn’t slot in at all

Layout of all three experiments. These tabs were longer than the first test and so took into account the width of the material better

Layout of all three experiments. These tabs were longer than the first test and so took into account the width of the material better

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These fitted well enough to support each other however it was not snug and one touch would make them fall apart- Also when adding the next plane the tabs would be out of alignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When using the laser cutter, I first found that the tabs were not long enough to take in account the thickness of the cardboard. I then adjusted the tabs so they were longer and although these slotted in to each other so the planes could ‘balance’ against each other, they were not very secure and easily fell apart. This is because I didn’t take into account the diameter of the laser cutter and the gap this would create.

Also the four planed object didn’t fit right as I didn’t account for the thickness of the material which would raise one plane that was locked on top of it and therefore tabs on surrounding planes had to be adjusted according to this height variance.

Lastly, I didn’t account the fact that the thickness of the material would add to the overall dimensions and therefore did not fit the 50×50 requirement in the brief.

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Four Planes

Two Planes

Two Planes

Three Planes

Three Planes

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