Projects at think[box]

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Geometric Installation Art November 26, 2014

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 is 15 ft. tall and comprised of 3,280 triangles joined with staples.


Jared Akerstrom -

RF Shield for MRI Research November 5, 2014

This is an RF shield made for developing custom RF coil arrays for MRI research. The top half of the shield can be easily separated, allowing easy access to the coil array without moving it. The frame of the shield is made of laser cut 1/4" birch, and the shielding surface is made of common 1/16" copper clad FR4. The conducting surface is segmented and stitched with capacitors so that it shields RF fields, but is transparent to audio-frequency magnetic fields.


Michael Twieg -

Laminar Flow Punch Dispenser October 23, 2014

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. 


Xyla Foxlin -
Jevon Montague -
CJ Valle -

Marquee Letters October 20, 2014

These marquee letters were made for a student dormitory. Built from start to finish in just one day, they are constructed from laser cut wood, paper, and strings of lights.


Nathan Kostick -
Joyce Chen -

think[box] Commemorative Medallions October 10, 2014

These vegan dark chocolate medallions were designed and tested for a think[box] special event where TAs take the hot melted chocolate and rapidly cast it into the finished product using super cold liquid nitrogen. The molds were vaccuum formed using 3D printed models and food-grade plastic sheets. The chocolate came from Sweet Designs Chocolatiers, and the liquid nitrogen was provided by Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt.


Benjamin Guengerich -
Raymond Krajci -

Aerodynamic Adhesive October 7, 2014

The dimpled surfaces found on golf balls are known to 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.


David Takahashi -

Fighting Unicorn Circuit Board September 10, 2014

This uniquely-shaped circuit board was fabricated for and 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 August 5, 2014

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.


Will Makowski -

Geometric Laser-Cut Paper Art July 30, 2014

This intricate paper-cut artwork is part of a series titled "A ∪ B" inspired by the laser cutter. Multiple pieces of solid colored poster board were cut with an identical design, and the pieces carefully redistributed and mounted by hand to create a themed series of designs. The visual element was designed to be visually complex while keeping the amount of unique pieces as low as possible.


Jared Akerstrom -

Minier Whegs July 21, 2014

The Climbing Minier Whegs is a smaller version of the Bio-Robotics Climbing Mini Whegs. This is a light (62g) wall climbing robot that scales smooth surfaces using a novel adhesive modeled after the surface of a gecko's foot. The robot can easily transition 90 degrees from a horizontal to vertical plane because of its unique wheel-legs. The orange plastic pieces in the photograph were 3D-printed on a MakerBot 2 Replicator in think[box].


William Breckwoldt -