ConstructableIssue: XX.6 November + December 2013
Stafanie Mueller, Pedro Lopes, Konstantin Kaefer, Bastian Kruck, and Patrick Baudisch
Constructable is an interactive drafting table based on a laser cutter that produces precise physical output in every editing step. Users interact by drafting directly on the workpiece using hand-held laser pointers. The system tracks the laser dot, beautifies its path, and implements its effect by cutting the workpiece using a fast, high-powered laser cutter. Constructable achieves precision through tool-specific constraints, user-defined sketchlines, and using the laser cutter itself, rather than a screen or projection, for all visual feedback.
Publication: Mueller, S., Lopes, P., and Baudisch, P. Interactive construction: Interactive fabrication of functional mechanical devices. Proc. of UIST 2012, 599606.
Stefanie Mueller | Hasso Plattner Institute | firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedro Lopes | Hasso Plattner Institute | email@example.com
Konstantin Kaefer | Hasso Plattner Institute | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bastian Kruck | Hasso Plattner Institute | email@example.com
Patrick Baudisch | Hasso Plattner Institute | firstname.lastname@example.org