Laser Cut Playing Cards – Construction Kit
The Fab Academy Assignment
- Make a press-fit construction kit
The Project: Laser-Cut Playing Cards Construction Kit
When reading through instructables.com, I found a great pattern for a polygon construction kit. I thought I would use it for my first laser cutter / computer controlled cutting project at Fab Academy. The instructable I reviewed is for a plastic lamp shade, but I decided to use playing cards instead and make a construction kit minus the lamp. (Also, the cards are too opaque for a lamp and I didn’t want to take a chance with heat in such a small space.) In the end, I created a sculpture construction kit.
Laser Cutting the Cards:
Laser Cutting Video:
Putting Together The Construction Kit:
This construction kit shape can be put together to form a variety of shapes.
- I leaned how to use Inkscape to create files that would create cut shapes when sent to the laser cutter.
- Epilogue Mini Laser Cutter