Saturday, May 8, 2010

Animated Plexiglass Circles

Only featured briefly in the video, I just had to include these plexiglass circles I made with a laser cutter for another project about a year ago at NYC Resistor.

I made these by building a design in illustrator, and using the .svg with the laser cutting software to burn them out of frosted plexiglass. I cut the light box out of balsa wood, painted it black, and hid a large round LED inside.

This is what the svg looks like.

Centering the light in the box created a great gradient effect around the edges. I'll definitely experiment more with this technique in the future!