Potrace: Matt Parsons's Model Airplane Project

Matt Parsons has found a creative way to use Potrace in the construction of model airplanes. He started with some old scanned schematics like this one:

Potrace does not offer centerline tracing, so to make the image suitable for processing by Potrace, he performed a bucket fill on each outline:

After downscaling the image to remove pixel noise, he traced the image to SVG, then used a machine cutter to laser cut the pieces from sheets of balsa wood. Here is the result:

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Peter Selinger / Department of Mathematics and Statistics / Dalhousie University
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