Lasercut Honeycomb Shelves
As part of my How to Make (Almost) Anything class, I created modular shelving units to help me organize my desk area. This involved experimenting with the speed, power, and frequency of my lab's lasercutter to determine the ideal parameters for working with cardboard. Then, I iterated; I lasercutted many different versions of my design to see which dimensions were ideal for the joints fitting together.
I had never been taught to CAD with parameters until this class, and I can't believe how much more efficient my design process is now for having learned this workflow. Instead of re-sketching my joints, I simply changed the values of the parameters governing their dimensions, and they instantly changed. Using parameters was crucial for designing my 3 roll mill (see fabrication).