When I get my GF, I am going to embark on a dream… an series of art pieces that will be the perfect match for my new laser. This will require a great deal of experimentation. I can see myself blowing through a great deal of material to see if I can get all the components to both function correctly and move in a way that provides the desired effect.
it involves stacking both 1/8", 1/16" stock. Possibly thiner. So here is my question…
What do you think will be the most economical source of prototyping materials? It needs to be strong, so something like chipboard would be great. It could also be like the cardboard on the back of a sketch pad. But I know this can add up quickly. I think cardboard boxes of the proper weight and thickness will be hard to collect. Definitely nothing corrugated.