Assignment: to do the press-fit smth
Software: Rhino 5, LaserWorks
Equipment: Laser Cutting Machine
Material: 4mm plywood
I started with an idea to make something simple and at the same time functional. Thus, I decided to make an iPhone stand, which could be useful on daily basis.
I sketched a laconic design consisted of 3 pieces. The angle of the main surface provides convenient usage of the device. It is easier to type, scroll and swipe through content and, last but not least, enables to unlock your phone through face ID without picking it up.
Further, I made a precise drawing of the stand in Rhino 5, which is compatible with a software for laser cutting machine (LaserWorks).
After cutting out the whole thing and trying to assemble it, I found out that press-fit joints are not tight. Apparently, this happened because of the machine’s possible errors. Gaps should have been smaller, while reply part, conversely, wider. Because I did them equal, I had to use a glue to fix this mistake.
↑↑↑(Btw, the ‘less is more’ logo is quite important here – it represents the whole concept :D)
Eventually, I managed to get it all together and there it is in use!