Laser Cutting Fungus



The Idea: Given the plethora of material options for laser cutters that are bad for the environment, I wanted to experiment with an up-and-coming (yet old as time) material – mushroom fungus (referred to as myco foam).

The Execution: Purchased a GIY (grow it yourself) kit from Evocative, let the myco foam grow, put it in the oven to harden and kill it, and then laser cut.

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Going Forward: Makes excellent material to laser etch, and a horrible material to cut.

Technology used: Vectorworks, Illustrator