A Failed attempt to making a fortune cookie out of Laser Cutter

I already had some experience using laser cutter, but I have never made anything 3D out of it. So for this assignment,  I wanted to try something that I never tried before. I wanted to make a 3D object using Slicer technique shown in class.


I decided that  I wanted to make a fortune cookie necklace to bring me good luck, and that  I can stuck different wish paper in it everyday.

I found a fortune cookie online and cleaned up in Vectorworks.

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I imported them into Slicer. I had to play around for a long time with the material thickness and the size of the fortune cookie. When the material is too thick it doesn’t look like it but when it is too thin there will be too many slices.


My first test with chipboard:

I realized the size is so small that it is difficult to adhere.


Also there is no where to open up and stick forture paper it. I  slice my model into two parts to leave an opening for that purpose.


Everything looks great in Slicer. I printed with a nice acrylic. But only after I printed everything did realize that it is almost impossible to adhere these tiny acrylic pieces together. Especially because the model is hollow inside and there are tiny bit of junction between every two slices.


How do you even glue them together???
I tried. Also, it doesn’t look like fortune cookie that much

Big Takeaways: 

  1. Slicing Technique is only good for large scale object, not for small object
  2. Really Think about junction before you made your design and choose your materials.


i ended just using the scrap material to make some earing componetsIMG_4301IMG_4309

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