One day from concept to production. Quick: the most recognizable landmark in Berkeley? I went with my niece TK to tour the campus; the forecast called for rain but as typical in the bay area it just got sunnier and sunnier. We ended up after the tours back at the campanile, which our tour guide pronounced as though it rhymed with ‘grandpa Neal,’ so we adopted our grandpa and took him home with us.
Prototypes use lots of paper at the beginning to save waste in later stages!
From the first trial to the last we more than doubled the height of the tower, and got to about 80% utilization of the paper surface.
An indispensable resource was the stencil maker Bay Stencil! We uploaded an image of the graphic we wanted, and had an SVG stencil within minutes that we cut on the Epilog laser cutter. We used it to paint the models, so that they were appropriately branded prior to cutting them out and putting them together. No printing required if you use a stencil!
Tambre at TechShop. From concept to mass production in less than a day!