Representation of sound output: One of the pyramids would instead of paper- have mdf with little holes representing a speaker output.
Development of Pulley: I adjusted the length in order to account for the thickness of the rope. Using 123D I cut the pulley into slices which together build the form of the pulley. Triangular prism template made on Illustrator that provides the folding lines that will be scored on the laser cutter.
I want to use the laser cutter as a printer- creating a print on the paper so it is similar to using patterned paper when the model is constructed. These designs have all been image traced to create the pattern. The led circuit needs to be connected in parallel and therefore the battery will need to be placed on the top of the frame so that there is a break in the circuit at the negative or positive directly out of the battery. The abstract shape of the form means that a square frame wouldnt fit snugly inside so this is a rough sketch of a model that would fit into the shape of the MP3 player. The rectangle is where the battery would be placed- the big hole where the ball would hang, the hole next to it where the wires would be threaded through and then the smallest holes are where the led lights would be inserted- facing outwards. Developing the housing again- this is a more simple board with the diagonals fitting more securely into the form of the MP3 player. the battery has a compartment to sit into on the top which allows the metal ball to switch on and off the circuit (It will hang through the largest hole on the horizontal plane) the wires then thread through the other hole on the horizontal plane and then connect 5 led lights in parallel before threading around to the other side and connecting another 5 led lights so that lights are shining in both directions of the mp3 player. Illustrator files of housing to be laser cut- the two pieces will slot and be glued together. The illustrator file of the board to be laser cutted.
The template with etched in folding lines from the laser cutter. I had difficulty with using this paper as it wouldn’t lie flat in the bed and at some the laser would go right through the sheet rather than acting as a scorer – the line work came up well though and made it easy to fold and reduced the creased look that can come with folding paper of this thickness.
Experimenting with a honey comb pattern on the lasercutter. I liked how this came out however it took half hour slot just to do this amount and still the light will not shine through properly when it is all constructed and there are multi layers of paper.