We began by constructing a pair of surfboards from lasercut cardboard and shopbotted a 12.5' paddleboard. When our materials from US composites arrived, we got to work. David's paddleboard was to be glassed with polyester resin, and my surfboard with epoxy resin. Note: Polyester resin smells pretty damn awful, so wear a mask and clothes and shoes you don't care about at all.
|surfboard pieces organized|
|The board is amazingly rigid. A friend of mine is working on an algorithm to create the hexagonal pattern for lasercutting based on a solid 3D model.|
|First layer! (actually two layers of glass)|
|First layer on the surfboard (also two layers)|
|I think this is a picture of the hot coat.|
|It's translucent! Also fuck yeah hexagons.|
I am currently shopping for electric trolling motors to make some waves. I think I might become the first person to surf on the Charles.
|Final layer on the paddle board|
|Rubber mat and seafaring dog added|
The paddle board barely fit in the freight elevator
---awaiting pictures from Tom of us using the board---
|Bonus picture of the sunset from the bridge that day|