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28 - Cardboard sphere

Cardboard sphere
Cutting parallel slots 0.5mm apart.
Assembling cardboard sphere components.

Making a prototype, sketch model, or maquette is often a useful step in identifying at an early stage some of the practical issues that lie ahead.

With fewer constraints e.g., cost, scale, gravity etc, ideas can be quickly realised and a fluidity of thought maintained. Mistakes will have fewer consequences.

Card cuts quickly, and a model can be easily seen from all sides. In this case scissors were used to cut the sections from a cereal packet, and then used to make two parallel slots where the planes intersect. The gap between these cuts is equal to the card thickness; 0.5mm. See slide.

See also; object 24

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