Chalkaat: Augmented Reality Laser-cutting

Present day laser cutting tools allow users to do subtractive manipulation of material, hence democratizing manufacturing. However, we felt that the methods to manipulate such machines aren’t yet evolved enough.

┬áHence we present, a pen stroke based UI for interacting with laser cutters, where the users can express themselves more directly by working directly ‘ on the workpiece’.

Different colored markers allow different commands to be executed. We built a laser cutter from ground up, with computer vision and mechanics to optimize for the interface.

In team with: Nitesh Kadyan, Meghana Bhat, Fabio Besti