Boxes.py - Create boxes and more with a laser cutter!
Tellus Back Stage and Online
Boxes.py (https://www.festi.info/boxes.py/) is currently one of the most used online tools when fabricating different types of objects with a laser cutterr. With Boxes.py it is easy to design many different types of boxes as well as other objects such as shelves or even robots. Its simplicity and versatilty has made Boxes.py a must tool in any FabLab.
In this talk, Florian Festi, creator of Boxes.py, will provide an overview of the history around this tool, its future and how anyone could contribute to improve it.
Florian graduated as Computer Scientist at University of Stuttgart in 2006. Since then he has been working as software engineer at Red Hat. Between 2011 and 2014 he has been a member of "Mainframe" a hackerspace in Oldenburg, Germany. His experience in this hackerspace made him to develop Boxes.py. The development of this tool started in 2013. Initially the idea was to help in the design and fabrication of different type of boxes with the laser cutter, but later developments enabled the creation of other types of objects such as shelves and robots. From 2014 he is member of the hackerspace "Backspace" in Bamber Germany.