The product would eventually be created in a makers space environment. Therefore we had to go through an elimination of the technology available. This was based on durability, aesthetics and feasibility. The two main machines that we looked at were both the laser cutters and 3D printers. Both had there advantages. However, we wanted to achieve something to rival internet radios you may buy in a shop. Hence why we picked the laser cutter as it had a lot more scope for different materials such as plywood, MDF, acyrlic etc. As well as the varied materials the laser cutter also seemed a better option in terms of aesthetics and overall look as 3D printed objects can often look cheap. We wanted to created something downloadable and transferable in a makers space environment but that looks like it has been crafted for consumer consumption.
Makers space machine choice