What A way to algorithmically break a triangulated 3D mesh into n flat panels that when connected reconstructed the original 3D shape.
Which A complete workflow that decomposes a mesh into flat panels complete with joinery and codes ready for cutting by laser cutter and reconstruction by humans

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Why In order to remove tedium from surface construction.
Who Jonathan Bachrach with Saul Griffith
How C++, OpenGL, Lasercutter
When 2009
Where Otherlab, Betabrand, Biodivercity: 47 Ideas and Technologies for Urban Environments at Australian Embassy, Washington, D.C. USA
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