Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Hanging Mobile Project

Written by: Alan Parekh

The Halloween Hanging Mobile Project was lots of fun. Hand drawn images were cut out using a  CNC machine as pieces of the spooky mobile.

Here are the basic steps of what was done:

Drawings were made on sheets of paper .

The drawings were scanned into the computer and touched up using MS Paint .
Artcam was used to convert the bitmap images into vectors .
The vectors were used to create tool-paths so that the images could eventually be cut out .

The tool-paths were exported to G code for the CNC computer

The CNC computer controlled the CNC machine to allow the parts to be cut out in exact proportion

Paint all the pieces

Tie them together with fishing line

Hang and enjoy!

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