The Science of Gingerbread
Benedum Hall has never looked sweeter.
A team from the Pitt Makerspace constructed a gingerbread-inspired Benedum Hall, home of the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, for the holiday season. Using a pre-existing computational model of the building, the team used a laser cutter to carve the individual pieces from cardboard. In lieu of frosting and gumdrops, a hot glue gun was used for assembly. The structure was then painted to make it more cookie-like.
The structure is on display inside the lobby of Benedum Hall.
Special thanks to the following students:
Nickolai Miller, project lead
And Makerspace directors Brandon Barber, Design, Innovation and Outreach Coordinator, and Daniel Yates, Designer and Innovation Project Coordinator, for their support and direction.