The project I have chosen to go forward with for my UpCycle Project is a hemp lamp constructed from scrap wood and materials found in the ITLL such as wires, light bulbs, and hemp. My main tool for cutting the wood is the laser cutter in the ITLL. I have spent all semester up to now practicing with the laser cutters, testing different types of wood and different thicknesses, as well as getting familiar with CorelDraw, which is the software that the laser cutters at school use. The aesthetic I am pursuing is warm lighting along with natural aesthetic (being the wood and hemp). Here are some pictures of the scrap wood found at the ITLL, the laser cutter I have been practicing on, the software I have been getting to know (CorelDraw), and a few practice things I have cut and engraved.
Figure 1. Scrap wood found at the ITLL.
Figure 2. The laser cutter at school.
Figure 3. Example image of design in CorelDraw.
Figure 4. Some things I have laser cut on different types of wood and different thicknesses.
All images were taken by me.