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Cardboard Foundry Model

2018-02-19 (Last edited 2019-03-23)
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I made this with Matt Beaudouin-Lafon, my (older) sibb at Olin. Over the course of a week, we drafted, fabricated, and assembled a 1:100 scale model of the Foundry, a building that the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is turning into a community space.

The finished model, sitting by the main entrance of the Olin Library.

We designed the model in Onshape, and built it out of laser-cut single-ply cardboard and glue. It was a lot of fun working with a fairly complex CAD model, and considering how all of the pieces together was an interesting problem.

The model in OnShape.
A finished cut sheet in the bed of one of Olin's Epilog Helix laser cutters.
Build in-progress (featuring Matt) during Stay Late And Create, a weekly student-run event.

It’s also featured in this video about the event at Olin: