Museum of Contemporary Art Furniture
This completely functional artistic seating piece with power outlets and dry-erase work space was installed at MOCA, Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art. Designed by students in the Cleveland Institute of Art department of Industrial Design, the large clear geometrical shapes were cut from thick polycarbonate sheets using a CNC table router.
3D Fossil Model
This 13 million-year-old fossil may come from an extinct species of turtle named Stupendemys that had a shell up to 6 feet long! CWRU faculty Darin Croft used think[box]'s industrial scanner to create a high quality file for his research into the climate and habitat of southern Bolivia at that time. This 3D model will be sent to a turtle expert to determine whether the bones belong to Stupendemys or to some other type of turtle. The answer will provide valuable clues about the ancient environment and elevation of this site, which is now more than 11,000 feet above sea level.
This prototype of an ultra affordable, pedal-powered phone charger won over $85,000 from the Spartan Challenge and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 Grant Competition. It allows the user to non-strenuously charge a phone while leaving both hands free do do other tasks. The design is aimed towards users in countries lacking infrastructure and those not on the electrical grid.
This M.S. thesis project mimics the mechanics of a praying mantis. The green skeleton was 3D printed, while the control electronics were assembled and mounted on a laser cut acrylic board.
Geometric Installation Art
This colorful geometric installation was commissioned by Progressive Arts Alliance to reside in the main hall at the Michael R. White School in Cleveland, Ohio. Artist Jared Akerstrom use think[box]'s laser cutter to prototype and produce the thousands of equilateral triangles for the piece. The shapes were also used at a parent/student night to teach elementary schoolers about the platonic solids. The finished mural was 15 ft. tall and comprised of 3,280 triangles joined with staples.
Laminar Flow Punch Dispenser
This laminar flow punch dispenser was a special attraction at the 2014 Blue Block party, where President Barbara Snyder announced the launch of renovations of the future home of think[box]. The laminar jet uses technology similar to the dancing fountains found in Las Vegas.
think[box] Commemorative Medallions
These chocolate medallions were designed and produced as a fun demonstration for a special event. In the demonstration, the melted chocolate was cast and then rapidly cooled using liquid nitrogen. The molds were vaccuum formed using 3D printed models and food-grade plastic sheets.
The dimpled surfaces found on golf balls are increase lift and reduce aerodynamic drag of the spinning sphere as it travels through the air. While these effects are well documented in such regimes, the effects of using a dimpled pattern on a spinning bicycle wheel are lesser known. This project investigates the effects of the dimples in the form of an adhesive strip applied to existing smooth-surfaced, deep-section bicycle wheels on the market today.
Fighting Unicorn Circuit Board
This uniquely-shaped circuit board was fabricated for an FRC robot built by the FIRST robotics team, the Fighting Unicorns, at Hathaway Brown, a women's high school in Shaker Heights.
Kevlar-Reinforced Denim Motorcycle Pants
These motorcycle pants have the look and feel of denim with hidden kevlar panels for added road rash protection when riding on a motorcycle or scooter.