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Issue: XX.6 November + December 2013
Page: 8
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Stafanie Mueller, Pedro Lopes, Konstantin Kaefer, Bastian Kruck, and Patrick Baudisch

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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.

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Publication: Mueller, S., Lopes, P., and Baudisch, P. Interactive construction: Interactive fabrication of functional mechanical devices. Proc. of UIST 2012, 599–606.

Stefanie Mueller | Hasso Plattner Institute | [email protected]

Pedro Lopes | Hasso Plattner Institute | [email protected]

Konstantin Kaefer | Hasso Plattner Institute | [email protected]

Bastian Kruck | Hasso Plattner Institute | [email protected]

Patrick Baudisch | Hasso Plattner Institute | [email protected]