Researchers at Nanyang Technological University have designed a new form of software that will allow you to create your own flat-packed furniture. The software helps users design furniture that will securely lock together without the use of screws, nails, glue or even tools.
The software works by determining exactly how each part will connect and interlock. Not only do the parts touching one another need to lock, but they must also help to keep the whole structure in place. The software also helps to determine a cornerstone piece that will act as the anchor for the entire framework. The unique interlocking design ensures that the furniture can be assembled without the use of screws, nails or glue.
For consumers who are pressed for time or simply unskilled with tools, this software could help them to design cheap and convenient flat-packed furniture.