30 Experiments

Rastering on a cotton material- I had to increase the speed and lower the power as the original settings cut right through the material

Rastering on a cotton material- I had to increase the speed and lower the power as the original settings cut right through the material

Cutting out of cotton

Cutting out of cotton

 

Shining a light through the rastering makes an interesting effect that looks similar to sunlight through autumn leaves

Shining a light through the rastering makes an interesting effect that looks similar to sunlight through autumn leaves

Rastering and outlining on paper

Rastering and outlining on paper

Cutting out paper

Cutting out paper

Cutting out of denim- I had to adjust the power in order for it to be strong enough to cut through the material

Cutting out of denim- I had to adjust the power in order for it to be strong enough to cut through the material

Rastering and Outlining of denim

Rastering and Outlining of denim

Cutting out of a synthetic silk to touch fabric

Cutting out of a synthetic silk to touch fabric

Rastering and outlining of a synthetic type fabric

Rastering and outlining of a synthetic type fabric

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3MM DIF Yel 30MCD

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5MM CLR RED 3800MCD

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5MM CLR RED 1200MCD

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3MM DIF YEL 30 MCD

I bought four different LED lights to experiment with the brightness and how this affetced the experiments.

I bought four different LED lights to experiment with the brightness and how this affetced the experiments. (3MM CLR YEL 3000MCD)

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This oval pattern did bend but was quite resistant and I think the mdf would give more if the ovals were bigger but the pattern could be a representation of a speaker which would be useful in the design.

This oval pattern did bend but was quite resistant and I think the mdf would give more if the ovals were bigger but the pattern could be a representation of a speaker which would be useful in the design.

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4. In this I experimented with rasterising a pattern onto MDF to try recreate the feeling and look of wood grain which I think was successful and would be effective way to portray nature in the MP3 player.

4. In this I experimented with rasterising a pattern onto MDF to try recreate the feeling and look of wood grain which I think was successful and would be effective way to portray nature in the MP3 player.

10. This design also bent well due to the wide gapes between the rectangular pattern.

This design also bent well due to the wide gapes between the rectangular pattern.

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9. This design bent really well due to the wide gaps

This design bent really well due to the wide gaps

6. I also put the wood grain pattern onto acrylic which was not as recognizable as the grain as it is on MDF but may be more effective in terms of  playing with the light quality.

I also put the wood grain pattern onto acrylic which was not as recognizable as the grain as it is on MDF but may be more effective in terms of playing with the light quality.

7. I used a gradient raster but this doesn't really show up that well on the wood but still provided an interesting texture/ effect.

I used a gradient raster but this doesn’t really show up that well on the wood but still provided an interesting texture/ effect.

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8. This chevron pattern bent well suprisingly because on the closness and smalllness of the chevron shapes.

This chevron pattern bent well suprisingly because on the closness and smalllness of the chevron shapes.

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5. I gradually decreased the size of the hole that was cut out- I want to shine light through this and see how much comes through.

I gradually decreased the size of the hole that was cut out- I want to shine light through this and see how much comes through.

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This pattern was not very successful and the mdf began to snap as I tried to bend it.

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This oval pattern did bend but was quite resistant and I think the mdf would give more if the ovals were bigger but the pattern could be a representation of a speaker which would be useful in the design.

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I did three rasterizing laser cuts, starting with one circle then two and then three and I expected that I would end up with a three gradient/toned design that would enable you to see the overlapping of the circles however this didn’t happen and they all came out at the same intensity and as one shape.

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Testing the light qaulity through the different gradient rasterized acrylic

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The closer together the less significant the pattern was- the clarity was better in the experiment with the lines further apart.

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The light didnt shine very well through clear Acrylic

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Experimenting how thin I could 3D print

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Trying to create a bumpy texture 3D printing- It came off quite rough and not smooth bumps as I anticipated

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The raft created quite a flexible and interesting structure

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The joins were too tiny and the hexagons ended up snapping off into individual forms- it was also way to tall to create a flexible material

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I think if it was printed at a shorter height then it may have been more flexible

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This fine print was quite soft and grass like to touch

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Experimenting with adjusting the power of the raster

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