Glowforge Design Challenge #1
On the Glowforge Talkshow (#6), a design challenge was discussed by @polarbrainfreeze, @karaelena, and @rebecca. We thought it might be fun to bring the challenge to the forum. If folks enjoy this first design challenge, we can discuss posting additional challenges in the future.
All designs should be able to be created using a Glowforge. The intent of this first design challenge is engage all Glowforge users, regardless of technical or artistic ability. In other words, create something that any user could realistically print and assemble.
Guidelines for Design Challenge #1:
Create a design to be printed on a Glowforge following the guidelines posted below. Share your design in this thread. Let’s all discuss.
The design can only use one type of material (e.g., wood, acrylic). Participants should select a material that could be in the Proofgrade collection.
The design can only use one piece of material.
The size of the material is limited to the size of the Glowforge technical specifications:
—Working bed: 12″ x 20″ (300mm x 500mm)
—Maximum thickness of material with tray installed: 0.5″ (13mm)
—Maximum thickness of material with tray removed: 1.5″ (38mm)]
The design can incorporate commonly available materials (e.g., rubber bands, paper clips, toothpicks, screws, and the like), but not more advanced components (e.g., electronic elements).
The design can be fixed, movable, or propelled. If design is propelled, it must be propelled by human or natural means (e.g., thrown, hand cranked, wind powered, floatable.)
We are only looking for design presentations since we don’t have Glowforges yet. Feel free to share images created via software or pictures of hand drawings.
There is no deadline to this challenge. Share ideas as your timetable allows.
Please keep comments of Glowfolks’ work in line with this forum’s FAQ as posted on the Discourse website: http://community.glowforge.com/faq.
Thanks! I hope folks can join in!