We all own things that are broken but we just can’t seem to find the time, materials, tools, nor creativity to fix them. Your task is to submit a project for judging that includes a photo of the problem and a design that uses the Glowforge to produce a repair. The design need not be CAD and can be hand drawn, but must be camera ready, i.e. ready for at least a first test print on cardboard or MDF to see if it will work. Judging rubrics are: 1. Suitability as a solution. 2. Improvement over existing design (you actually upgrade the part or object) 3. Creative use of Glowforge in extending its potential. Deadline is 12:00 noon December 15, 2015. Winner will receive a custom flat pack kitchen match dispenser when I receive my Glowforge. Perhaps @jacobturner, @rpegg, and @Xabbess might assist in judging? I hope this is ok to post. Thought it may jump start a few of the novices to try their hand at this. Staff can nuke this post if it is something out of line.
And to show that we don’t need special tools. Here is my design process documented. This is seriously unskilled from a drafting point of view, but I wanted to show that we can use the Glowforge even with minimal skills to solve a problem.I used a blue Sharpie. I traced around the base of the coffee grinder.
Then I taped another layer over that and drew the outlines for the edges of another layer that will be glued to the base. I can cut at least one layer of that depending on material thickness or perhaps make two layers of 1/4" plywood or MDF, or 1/2" material that I can cut on one side and finish the other side.