Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Laser Cutter Round up

TLC is now part of Ponoko blog in a weekly installment showcasing what is featured here...

Yes You Can...

Laser cut a jack-o-lantern.

From rileyporter.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Frog In a Lightbox


By Veruca + Veronica (Jackie Gusic and Lauren Ulmer).

Quoteed from NextFab Studio via Flickr:

We started designing a suspended fixture that could be taken seriously. After talking through some options and lights we have come to love, we realized that light fixtures were often taken too seriously and we wanted to do something a little more fun and cheeky. In terms of technique, we first explored the idea of shaving the wood to a thinness that would allow light to pass through it, but we quickly determined that to be unfeasible and turned to using the given materials at face value. We then started thinking of the fixture in terms of layers, and what we could express in layers. We thought the layers of a dissected frog would be recognizable enough, yet unexpected. We think of it as part microscope, part slide viewer…or just a frog in a box.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


This is a lamp designed by TLC's friend Stuart Fingerhut.

Kinema is a pendant luminaire designed to allow a user to control the intensity of light based on their mood or the environment. Each of Kinema’s rings can be individually “flipped” creating dramatic light and shadow effects. The pendant was assembled from laser cut flexisheets - a product from
Rowmark - to create the two-color effects. Quoted from Stuart's email.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A² Fab Lab

Daniel Tankersley sent me an email about a previous post showing a work by Kevin Dowdell, and led me to the digital fabrication blog for the University of Florida (bottom of page).

Not sure what that is above - it is from
Laser Projects - Spring 2010.