Projects at think[box]


Tabletop Robot Sign December 4, 2017

T-bot is a friendly face that welcomes all to the Tabletop Cafe in Ohio City.  He was designed in CorelDraw and cut out of plywood using the Shopbot on the Fabrication floor. They also used copper tape and LEDs for extra "pizazz"!



Bilirubin Blanket November 30, 2017

A Bilirubin blanket is a non-invasive light therapy treatment for babies born with jaundice. Bilirubin is a compound normally found in the body and responsible for a certain catabolic pathway in vertebrates, however excessive amounts of bilirubin in the blood can be problematic. Exposing the skin to a certain frequency of blue light has the effect of helping the body eliminate excessive amounts of bilirubin from the body.


Nina Sokol -
Jonathan Petrozzini -
Matthew McDaniels -

Printmaking Plate November 14, 2017

These handmade postcards are part of Cleveland Colectiv’s line of unique, locally produced note cards and coasters. The artists of Cleveland Colectiv stamp their original artwork onto paper using a linoleum block in a specialized press. Typically the linoleum blocks are hand-cut for this process, but the artists found that they can use the laser cutter to produce thinner, crisper lines. Cleveland Colectiv’s next project will be use the laser cutter’s precision to help create multi-color print designs.



Product Runway 2017 October 27, 2017
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Designed for the Product Runway 2017 runway fashion show, this gown was crafted by Cleveland Institute of Art students in Interior Architecture and Graphic Design. The garment was made from leather laser cut at think[box]. The leather pieces were then hand-crafted into origami details forming a floral design across the gown.


Harry Pappas -




LED Festival Jackets October 18, 2017

This pair of bluetooth enabled fur jackets feature more than 600 LEDs apiece and respond dynamically to the proximity of the other jacket in one of four lighting patterns including a rainbow, heartbeat, and ice/fire motif. Individually addressable APA10C LEDs enable vibrant, shifting colors, while the RFduino uses the strength of the bluetooth signal to rapidly compute what the jacket will look like every 16 ms. The electronics were assembled, soldered, and programmed in think[box] on top of the tailored jackets.


Raymond Krajci -

Deadpool Costume October 18, 2017

This comic book character costume was carefully crafted using cast off cinema clothing as a basis for the custom pattern. After the original pattern was modified to fit this particular merc with a mouth, the entire jumpsuit was sewn on think[box]’s sewing and embroidery machine.


Eugene Z. -


2017 Mini Baja Competition Vehicle October 7, 2017

This 2017 competition vehicle for the Society of Automotive Engineer's (SAE) annual mini-baja competition received a 1st place trophy in  Acceleration at the 2017 Midnight Mayhem competition in Louisville, Kentucky. This earned them pole position in the Endurance Race which immediately followed.


Tyler Eston -


NASA Robotic Mining 2017 Competition Robot October 3, 2017

CWRUbotix participates in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition (RMC), a yearly robotics competition that encourages the development of innovative robotic mining solutions to support future space missions to Mars and beyond. The team designs and fabricates a new robot each year, building upon lessons learned from past entries. Notably, in 2017 the team developed a method of building stiff but lightweight parts using polymer foam encapsulated in carbon fiber.


Connor Kiernan -

Smart Medical Instruments September 24, 2017

Prichard Medical is a medical device innovation company that adds orientation data and adaptive lighting to surgical tools. By "upgrading" well-known tools used by physicians to include data from electronic sensors, Prichard Medical is making surgery safer, more precise, and more cost-effective.


Joseph Drain -

Computer Controlled Wet Plate Collodion Camera September 23, 2017

This project seeks to create a mechanized version of a vintage camera, in order to prevent over-exposure. According to the makers, “this project sets out to create a 16*20 wet plate collodion camera that allows the artist to composite multiple exposures into one plate using an internal CNC controlled second aperture.” The design of the camera is almost the same as other similar cameras, however, a middle standard, made of a TTL (through-the-lens) metering system and a CNC shutter, has been used. This allows for the selective control of which part of the image is retained, and which parts are saved for future use for exposure.


Ryan Laganson -