By coincidence I saw a string art project and that looked really nice. After some research I found out that there are several open source scripts to make this kind of artwork.
In this project I designed a 3d printed frame to hold the required nails and pulled the string between the nails to create an image.
Design and build the picture frame
Test different found scripts
Pull the string
Already during the script evaluation I noticed that some worked somehow better than others. Additionally it was very difficult to find an image that could give acceptable results. Eventually I found a Processing script and an image that gave me theoretically good results.
The next challenge was finding the suitable frame. After some searching I noticed that large enough wooden plats are relatively expensive and that gave me an idea to design and build one with a 3d printer. This simplified the process drastically since I was able to insert the nails by just pressing them in with fingers.
The first image creation required more than 3000 steps and it took several evenings till I was ready. Unfortunately the result was not even close to the theoretical one that I was aiming for. Since I did not want to just give up I tried a second time.
After cutting the first string I decided to try freehand. The idea sounded solid and I started, soon I noticed that without any experience it is not as easy as expected. Nevertheless, I continued till I thought the image was somewhat readable. My result is not the best example of this kind of Art, however it was enough for me.
SW: Fusion 360, Simplify 3d, Processing
HW: 3d printer