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Cut out boxes and other stuff with a laser cutter

Florian FestiFlorian Festi 09/24/2018 at 16:072 Comments

OK, OK. I know you are actually all waiting for cool new boxes and other generators - or at least new features for the existing ones. But there is even more infrastructure work that need to be done. I do have some new generators in some - not quite finished - branches. So there will be new stuff to cut out. I promise!

One long standing issue with the project has been the logo. The web site used a gray cube that was added as a place holder in the web UI mock up and just didn't get replaced. I wanted the logo to also be a box generator  and I have a branch that does that. It applies some transformation matrices to render a box with finger joints in an isometric projection. But the result was still closer to a technical drawing that a proper logo. After some encouragement in the GitHub tickets I finally ditched the idea and sketched something in Inkscape. It's not that great but it is a box that's green like a Python (mascot) and has a laser welding it together. There is probably some things that can be improved. The contrast between the greens and the light gray used as a background in many web browsers could be better and and the laser could be nicer, brighter ans shinier. But so far I am happy with what I have achieved - given my artistic talent. If you have some design skills and some improvements feel free to open an pull request.

PS: The logo is also - finally - used as a favicon. So I can now find all those still open boxes browser tabs.

Discussions

Florian Festi wrote 10/02/2018 at 11:42 point

*Eeeek*

I am still fighting with the details of docker and systemd. See the previous log. Should be up again. I hope it stays that way...

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amit wrote 10/02/2018 at 10:09 point

Hi, I am one of secret admirer of your work, but was not able to reach the web instance, hope everything is fine, how soon will it work? 

Sorry if i missed any previous announcements, thanks 

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