Nov 032011
 

I had to make even cylindrical obstacles for ant experiments and decided to try out laser cutting test tubes into small chunks.

If i got on a lower power setting and keep going around and around, it will actually cleanly cut through, but i got bored and opted for a technique of just etching the glass with the laser, and using its built up heat to bring it under a cold tap water and the two parts just pop off rather cleanly.
 I'll be adding fluon to these so the ants don't crawl up and into them.



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Sincerely,

Andrew James Quitmeyer
Digital Media PhD Student/Researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology

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