Laser Cut Lace

by buechley

Due: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Write a program, or modify an existing program, to create a two dimensional pattern and use a laser cutter to turn it into a sheet of lace. You are also welcome to then incorporate the lace into a larger design.

Create a post that documents your project and add it to the the Laser Cut Lace category. Your page should include:

  • a paragraph or two describing your project, including a description of how your code works
  • pictures of your work in progress
  • at least one picture of your completed project
  • the code that generated your project (text if you used a text based language, a screen shot otherwise)

Bring your project to class on the 20th for demos!

Additional resources
HLT’s Laser Cutter tutorial
Download a trial version of Illustrator here
More about Voronoi diagrams
More about LSystems
Sample Code (under Lecture Notes)

For inspiration
Eunsuk Hur
Nervous System
Tord Boontje
Form and Code Book
The algorithmic beauty of plants book
Diana Eng