So after a quick 15min intro to the laser cutter Dan Misener and I realized we had a common lack of Illustrator know how. After a quick conflab with Eric Hagan, we had a Laser Cutter Tutorial in Illustrator up and running. During that time Dan informed me of his need to improve his showering conditions at home. “Yes Dan, but back to Illustrator…” In fact Dan had a dire need for the laser cutter to prevent his tension pole from sliding down the steam soaked walls, which would reveal the horror behind the shower curtain! His solution was to make a nickel sized bracket which the pole could fit into and attach to the wall.
While we discussed the design, Camilla Slotfeldt joined the discussion and we were delighted to find that she had Illustrator super powers. Camilla thought some additional elements like text would help personalize the design and also protect us from anyone stealing this one of a kind shower pole bracket thingy which would obviously lead to us all becoming super rich fat cats eating fois gras for breakfast every morning, so we cleverly added © to our design to protect our future wealth and away we went.
We did vector cuts for the pole and screw holes, but used rastar (no dreadlocks) for the etching of the letters. After that Matt Epler and Eric Hagan helped us to calibrate settings and upload the design to the Laser Cutter and 10 mins later, after we each donned the glasses to watch the white light follow the red laser, our small project was complete, all within a quick hour.
Now we are finally on the way to being rich after 5 days at ITP Camp and I have contacted a small team of lawyers to represent me against the imminent ownership legal wrangle with Messrs Slotfeldt and Misener.
Watch the video:https://vimeo.com/43572817