Bending Wood

To test out the technique of bending wood, we tried cutting one to see if it works. We appreciate the e-mail advice from Carolyn (a MIT student who built Zoran when she went through 2.007) to test it out and experiment with how the wood bends.

Laser Cutting
The first attempt of bending - broke
During my first attempt, the wood broke when I applied too much force. I felt that the width of each slit was too thin, causing the breakage. I then begun re-modelling another wood with larger slits and tested it out. I wanted to make sure the problem was not with the pattern or the technique itself.

Bending the 2nd wood
Bending the 2nd wood
The second attempt turned out pretty well. The wood could be bent for quite a bit but it was still quite stiff in general.

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