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.



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

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