Paperavioli (paper craft ravioli cutter)

My object was “Kitchen Utensil” and my descriptor was “Paper Craft.”  I found a site online that described how to make a 16 pointed modular star: origami That made me think of a ravioli cutter that scores pasta. I also wanted to do something I had never done before and using the laser cutter for the first time seemed like a great way to do that!

For the handle I was inspired by Damon who ordered and assembled a deer and moose, cardboard laser cut model for our studio: cardboard safari

After printing the components I assembled and bonded the pieces. To make the ravioli cutter “semi” functional I proxy glued x-acto blades to the points in the star. Here is a slide show of some images from my process.

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Below is a demo video of the Paperavioli scoring pasta:

Author: cassymichel

I am a grad student in SVA's Products of Design program. I have a background in filmmaking, video editing, and design research/consumer insights. I am excited to work with my hands and make things!