Projects from the Hack Arts Lab, University of Chicago

Rotary etching on acrylic

Using the Laser Cutter with Rotary Attachment to Make a White Elephant Gift

Hack Arts Lab and Weston Game Lab student staff member Henry Filosa helped us break in our new(ish) laser cutter rotary attachment by etching into an acrylic cup. Henry’s notes: “It’s a glass for a crew white elephant party tonight (hence the inside joke). The hardest part was preparing the image while simultaneously learning Adobe…

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Jamie Saxon's Paper Cut Mountains

Making Paper Mountains

Jamie Saxon (Postdoc at the Center for Spatial Data Science and the Harris School of Public Policy) shared this wonderful post detailing an ambitious project involving topographical data rendered via HAL laser cutters into beautiful paper sculptures: