Pittsburgh Laser-Cut Map

Starting with a raw vector from OpenStreetMaps, I edited down a plain street map of Pittsburgh. Robert Xiao then hammed the file into a laser-cuttable form. The vector had to be simplified slightly; the original contained ~77K lines, which caused a buffer overrun in our laser cutter. It takes about 90 minutes to produce one sheet. The end result is awesome - almost snow-flake-like in its delicateness. You can even see CMU and Newell Simon Hall! We've experimented with a few different paper types.

© Chris Harrison