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Lindsey Oberlechner: Fffoam Butterfly!

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My project includes 2 foam wings, 2 “bubbly” body pieces, 2 rectangles, 2 antennae, and 4 90 degree “hinges”.  These pieces all connect to form a 3-D foam butterfly!

To make this piece you will first need to create these foam pieces using Inkscape.  I found the pieces were fairly easy to create by “Combining” the various shapes this program allowed you to create.

Once the pieces are made and cut, you can piece them all together by first, connecting the 90 degree “hinges” to the “bubbly” body pieces and rectangles.  Once all four hinges are connected to these pieces you will have formed the butterfly body.

Next, slide the butterfly wings onto the rectangles used to make the 3-D body of the butterfly.

Lastly, connect the antennae to the top of the head.

Vwalah!!  Your own ffffoam butterfly!

Cade Hiebsch, The Almost Flight Plane

This plane will fly, however it may not survive the first initial impact.  It will take either a glue stick, or some tape.  Once you cut all the pieces out, they will all assemble together.

Seemingly indifferent, they all play a specific part to making the most beautiful breakable airplane around!  The two  helicopter looking pieces and the long triangle piece go together to create the fuselage, and the rest is history!  Place the wheels where you wish, and your choice of props for the engines.  The engines will slide onto the wing, and a small piece of tape will hold them there.


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And that’s it!

Cade Hiebsch

Michael LeBlanc

This is my SeCret Squirrel and it simply is a drectritive pice that I made using the CNC machine and InkScape

things that you need to know before you do this is that Inkscape hate the calligraphy brush if you are using it with the cnc machine

Dalia Hernandez- Oh My Bridge.

The structure of the bridge is fairly simple; it is composed mostly of easy-to-make geometric figures. Aligning rectangles and a few squares you can assemble its layout.

The design itself is not difficult,but it has the potential to become tedious. Most of the pieces in the bridge have to interlock; glue doesn’t provide enough support to firmly hold the weight. Accuracy is also trivial for this to work. Each piece has to be aligned perfectly in order to assemble the bridge. Picture coming soon…


bridge (THE one)

Chris Oline Foam Plane

My Foam Plane is strictly for decoration purposes only, it can’t fly.  It is made out of two interlocking pieces, the body of the plane and the wing. I made a slit in the body for the wing to slide through. Then the wing slides forward to make it sturdier.

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Thaiband Nith – foam boat

Phone camera, not so clear. This is my early planning of making the foam boat and giving me the idea of how to piece it together.

though I realize that the foam cutter cannot cut at an angle. and not exactly sure if we could cut it out ourselves?

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thaiband TO PRINT

I also planned this into the micro-controller project we were gonna get into next (the arduino?)

foam cutout was late, doing it monday :)

Dylan White – Foam Table

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It is just two interlocking pieces of foam with a flat surface on top like a table.

Bryce Moral’s Mini-mini-computer

Basically i made TRIED to make a computer and alittle desk with it out of the foam material.

I started off in inkscape and drew most of the shapes i was needing to get this project complete… but of course i never think about anything and when i did get done and popped out all my pieces there were a few more i had to personally cut out myself… which was well fun i guess lol.

I started off putting together the little computer desk by simply attaching the legs to the desk but what i didn’t realize is the legs i put on the desk were actually part of my little widescreen moniter i planned on making later.  After i realized that i just left it be for awhile while i decided if i could still make my moniter which i did but just different than i planned at the beginning.

After that most of it went prettttty smooth i simply used flower tape or electrical tape cant really tell the difference lol i stuck the the four pieces of the tower together and put alittle whole in the front of it and then competly rapped it in the tape. Then i cut a hole in the tape where i put in the light and the wires slipping out to the battery supply trying not to make it too obvious.

Then i stuck all the pieces together for the base and connectors to the moniter and then started on the construction of the actual light up part. I ended up doing the same thing i basically did for the computer but added a plastic piece for the light to shine through that i got from a water bottle i had cut up.

That’s basically how my project was completed. Sadly it doesn’t actually do anything but light up and look cool! :(


Jaime North – The Ogre Puzzle


In an attempt to maintain a theme throughout this class, I chose to create yet another children’s toy.  In creating my Ogre Puzzle, I had to become very familiar with a few of the simple functions in Inkscape.  The pattern I created for the puzzle to be cut, required stretching and skewing several lines to replicate interlocking pieces that were also 100% unique. While this took a while to master, the final pattern only took about an hour to create.  Now that I have the pattern, any image of the proper size (7 1/2 x 10) can be pasted over the foam before it is loaded into the cnc and POOF, you have a puzzle.



Toan Vo – The Amazing Flying Pig

Purpose: Uh…not really’s a pig with wings.

I’ve always liked cute things…So I just made this mainly for fun.

I used squares (a lot of squares), and I made a pig nose, pig legs.

(Don’t mind the two Gundams on both sides)..they’re just protecting the pig..


  • Foam
  • CSC Machine
  • Computer
  • Flash Drive (almost lost it)
  • Inkscape/KCam
  • Imagination
  • Laziness

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