Posts Tagged ‘laser’

Moiré Pattern Clock

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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Made a quick prototype for a clock mechanism powered Moire Pattern kinetic sculpture. Laser cut some cardboard (back of a yellow legal pad), painted it black and white, fitted it to an off the shelf clock mechanism.

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The Floor on The Floor, Framed

Friday, February 26th, 2016

The Floor on the Floor

Finally framed the laser etched ITP floor plan on reclaimed ITP floorboards. Malkovich Malkovich.

The Floor on the Floor

Friday, September 18th, 2015

The Floor on the floor

Laser etched the ITP floor plan on a piece of reclaimed ITP floorboard.

LES Film Festival

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

LES Film Festival

Great news, a stop motion short I worked on, The Myth of Pyramis, will be screened at this year’s LES Film Festival March 10th at Grand Opening (139 Norfolk Street). We’re part of the Animation Showcase. Unfortunately, the show is already sold out.

I worked on the short with Phil Groman and Mick Hondlik. It’s our simplified take on the Myth of Sisyphus. The Pyramis character was created on the laser cutter out of cardboard and two push pin eyes. If you have access to a laser cutter you can make your own with this file.

Laser Cut Blanks before the glue

The Pyramis Army

The 3 Stages of the making a Pyramis

The Pyramis Army

We’ve been hard at work putting a bunch of little Pyramis together for the big event.

Laser Cut Turning

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Turned Piece

As an experiment I cut a bunch of “combs” out of 1/4″ plywood on the laser cutter. I then glued up the combs to form a (somewhat) solid mass. After it dried I trimmed off the edges and then turned it on the lathe.

I was pretty happy with the results. Got some interesting curves and patterns that I didn’t expect. Next phase: go bigger, less voids.

Laser Cut Combs and Initial Glue Up
Laser Cut 1/4" Ply Glued Up Blank

Trimmed off edges
After initial trimming and sanding After initial trimming and sanding

Monster Mirror: Laser Edition Part 3

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Finished Laser Monster Mirror

Last Laser Monster Mirror post, I swear. Finally finished the Laser Monster Mirror, and overall I’m very happy with the results (granted I already have a bunch of tweaks I want to make to the design).

Thanks again Design Glut, NYDesigns, and Length Width Height.

Monster Mirror: Laser Edition Part 2

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Glue-up Lasered Monster Mirror

Glued Up

Sanded Lasered Monster Mirror

Sanded

Monster Mirror: Laser Edition Part 1

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Monster Mirror Laser Cut Parts

The laser burns the wood when it cuts it, and I was worried that it would be difficult to sand away the blackened edges. But I was pleasantly surprised how easily it came off.

I only worked on the inside cuts, easier to sand now before I glue the three piece sandwich together.

Next step: glue up and sand outer edges

The After Laser Party

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The Laser Party was fantastic. The ladies of Design Glut and the fine folks at Length Width Height (a fabrication lab in the “incubation” center at NY Designs) hosted a great event. Met some great people and saw some very interesting designs.

They have a 51″ x 51″ laser cutter, the biggest I’ve ever seen. The thing opens up like a DeLorean and when the roof deck door is open, you can see the Empire State Building (my streak of using tools with some killer views continues). She’s a real beauty.

Laser cut Monster Mirror

After a little trouble with my CAD file (I was the only one to give them a bum file, awesome), we cut a Monster Mirror. It turned out great. I still need to glue it up, sand it, and finish it, but this beats cutting them out by hand.

Laser set up

The other designs were incredible, check them out here. If you are in the NYC area and in need of a 51″ laser cutter, I know a guy.

And FYI, laser cut food does not taste good.

Laser Party

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Laser Party

The lovely ladies of Design Glut have invited me to their Laser Party on Thursday. It’s being held at NY Designs’ prototype lab

They’ve asked a group of designers to come hang out and have a night of free laser cutting and etching. It’s pretty much a party from the future.

I’ve re-worked the Monster Mirror design, so it can be cut with the laser. I’m excited to see how it turns out.