Monday, July 31, 2006

 

Structures Made From Flat Components

My son was playing with a game recently. All parts are in the form of cutouts in polystyrene cards roughly the size of a credit card. You separate the pieces from the cards and assemble structures from them.

Some photos:






I suppose the most significant thing about this game is that the pieces could be produced in a single pass, with no Z movement and no support material. Even with those restrictions, fairly complex 3D structures can be produced.

Comments:
reminds me of Playatech:

http://www.playatech.com/loveseat.html
 
This is much the same idea that Vik is playing with for making a repstrap design that you can take town to a signmaker's shop and have cut out of acrylic. You can make that sort of approach go a long way if you're careful.
 
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