Digital High

A Compendium of Varied Engineering Projects

 
I'm working on some longboard designs, optimized to be cut from stock aluminum on a water jet. This is the first try. The trucks (Randal 180) and wheels (Abec 86mm) were imported from grabcad so I could get a better idea of ground clearance. The idea for this board pattern was taken from Cindrich - check out all their pretty designs! 
(http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/forum/longboarding-skateboard-vendors-manufacturers/92538-cindrich-boards-catalog.html)
 
 
I tried out an idea I came across on the web that involved etching an Altoids tin via electrolysis, then plating with a copper sulphate solution. Though it worked pretty nicely, I think I have a few ideas to improve my results. At the moment, the piece is only striking under just the right lighting.