I had a friend who lost a dozen or so to a lightning strike because they’d all decided to huddle together under a very tall tree. Similar results.
When you think about the value beef is pulling at the market currently (my uncle recently mentioned getting over $2/lb on the hoof), you understand why watching $2k+ explode in your field is probably not that amusing. You gotta figure that lightning strike was basically the equivalent of watching a new car explode in the driveway.
Though trying to be more conscious of continuing a slightly derailed thread, I cannot help but be reminded of this story in Oregon. News Report from 1970 when an engineer in Oregon decided that the proper way to get rid of an 8 ton dead whale would be to dynamite it. Result? An exploding whale. Not tragic, though not really that amusing, either…especially if you were a bystander or had your car parked nearby. And most surely, a very poor decision with unintended consequences.
I’ll admit there could be something(s) wrong with me, but blowing up a dead whale with dynamite resulting in flaming whale blubber denting a bunch of cars, is always humorous.
What’s a little morbid are the exploding German toads (google exploding toads Germany).
The puzzle cube reminds me of a Hilbert cube
I agree…and thought it funny, as well. But even more so…utter disbelief. And because I wasn’t standing around on the beach or didn’t have a car parked there, I can find more humor than some.
I took a page from @likeablejerk and made a model of all 3 of my cars on top of the cut files (I liked how he did that).
Here is my final cut file for the 3 cars I made.
I’m releasing the file under the CC BY-NC-SA license (meaning you can share, remix and build upon it, in a non-commercial way)
I’m not sure what’s the best way to add a license to a file. I’ll start a new thread about that.
For this file:
- vector all the BLUE lines so they mark the surface, but don’t cut all the way through (score).
- raster the RED areas.
- vector all the BLACK lines so they cut all the way through.
- use a bunch of glue to glue the parts together.
Cool!! FYI in the Glowforge ui we refer to low-power vectors as “scoring”.
does that mean y’all have a lot of points over at glowforge HQ?
Change that a little and it could be a new flexible pattern.
Score! I like having a word for something I do often. Thanks.
My mini entry. Connect 4. Not really sure this meets the 5th guildline?? It has some parts that move… (delete if needed)
It’s designed to be cut with 1/4 material. I don’t know how to properly do your fancy 3d visualizations… So a flat view will have to do… Use your imagination!!
SVG File If you end up printing it (for personal use only. No resale) I didn’t properlly merge lines between peices so you may need to do that.
Nice, did you see the one on kickstarter a while ago? It used quarters, heads & tails, so you could gamble while playing. My mother would have loved that one, she liked taking our allowances back in a creative way.
Oh, that’s genius! Haha! I’ve been staying away from Kickstarter lately… It’s dangerous for my wallet ha-ha.
When I click on the SVG File link it gives me a jpg file, not an SVG file. If you send me the SVG, I’ll import it into SketchUp and quickly make you a 3D model if you want.
Pieces are moved by hand and fall by gravity. You’re all good.
Okay cool. I thought so but wasn’t sure.
HA! I just finished drawing the main unit from your JPG, only to see that you’d posted the SVG. //headdesk
Oh well, here’s the basic unit, without the pieces dropped in:
Am I looking at this wrong? It looks like there are cutouts for 8 spacers, yet I only see 7 spacers on the design…
Dude. You. Are. A. Saint! That’s awesome!! Thank you! Looking at it in 3d the stands are definitely too tall. Ha-ha.
@davidhknowles Yup, you’re right, I miscounted. My bad. It was a late night design. Ha-ha.