A Glass Machine for People Who Like To Throw Knives
a.k.a Modular Utopia
A Laser Cut, Modular Utopian version of Jake's Roller Coaster Tycoon Axis.
Back to the beginning, here are the first tests....
With kerf adjustments and incorporate snap fit details.
Here are some small parts. The fittings were also laser cut (because they were hard to find).
D E T A I L I N G [snap-fits]
First Attempts at some very weird snap fits:
Laser cut tests below. While they did snap they did not make a good fit.
I didn't think it was going to work, the arcylic was not nearly elastic enough. But I tried it anyways and then found a really helpful paper on Use of Snap-Fit Fasteners in the Multi-Life-Cycle Design of Products .
However this is where I get to the part where I dont reccoment anyone make a machine out of acrylic (unless you want to make it three times).