@ardgedee I've been thinking through the material/production/assembly economics of that, because I like the idea of selling 'em and might start doing so along with a couple other designs.
And I think depending on the material, this particular guy is probably a $15ish, assemble-yourself item? Partly a question of volume and workflow, because that's marking up proportional material cost a good bit but there's setup time and pretty small raw margin still per unit.
Tonight I managed to finalize a working design for a laser cut Menger sponge (vs. the simpler pseudo-sponge with no insides that I'd done recently).
Doesn't look a ton different from the pseudo-sponge at a glance, but it's far more mathematically satisfying. Has a nicer heft too from the extra pieces. Also a lot more work to put together!
Did a great big 90 minute glowforge cut today, of this 5-iteration Sierpinski carpet...and had a fuck up right at the end with the software that led to an alignment problem that ruined the whole thing.
I mean it's still neat looking, but it's fucked up too and I was hoping to make one that wasn't fucked up.
Did my first clear acrylic cut with the glowforge tonight (after figuring out the my original planned cut for the evening was gonna take 87 minutes, which, nah, that can wait till tomorrow).
This actually looks pretty cool?
in other news, sick Thomas the Tank Engine stunts
Also continuing on this one. Related to the ideas in the last toot but a different approach to the process, slightly different materials. Hope it looks rad when its done but for now mostly I expect to be a little surprised at the end.
Fifth pass on this. Every time I add more it changes and I find myself missing how it used to look, and every time I get used to it in time to feel conflicted at the next pass. It's a weird piece to work on, having to force myself to follow through on the plan I made at the start because if I don't force the issue and ignore my in-the-moment feelings I'll never find out how something like this can go. #art
just once i want to give one of these camping friends a handful of bugs and have the game cut to the "making a smoothie" cut scene