Psyche Inspired: Alexa Hugenberg

Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder

Major: Creative Technology & Design

Psyche Inspired Class: 2022-2023

psyche puzzle

Alexa hugenberg

November 10th, 2022

Major: Creative Technology & Design

Genre/Medium: Laser Cut Fabrication

About the work: This Psyche puzzle was inspired by the sense of curiosity and the feeling of the unknown. Two-ply acrylic was used to highlight the assumption that the Psyche asteroid is likely rich in metal. Both the puzzle and the box were made by laser-cut manufacturing. Each side box panel has an engraved letter that spells out the word Psyche. The top panel features an engraved depiction of the completed puzzle design.

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Psyche Orrery

Alexa hugenberg

January 6th, 2023

Major: Creative Technology & Design

Genre/Medium: 3D Printing/Fabrication

About the work: Made entirely of 3D printed material, this model of the solar system, or orrery, showcases Psyche’s general position relative to all other planets in our solar system. As demonstrated by this model, the Psyche asteroid orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter within the asteroid belt. Also included is a model of the Psyche space craft and its solar panels. The Psyche logo, asteroid and space craft were all painted with acrylic paint after being 3D printed.

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