Mezura is an iOS app which helps users reduce stock material waste in many fields including carpentry, metal welding, tailoring, and LED strip projects.
- 1D binpacking algorithm is optimized to be able to run on very low-end devices.
- Share system allows users to “fork” another user’s project and modify.
Mezura is a product that came to reality while I was working with addressable LEDs for a personal project. The LED strips are shipped as 5 meter rolls and in order to minimize the amount of resoldering I had to rely on a one dimensional binpacking algorithm.
After some tinkering I was very happy with the tiny program I came up with. Later on I asked a local iron welding business if they thought their production workflow could be optimized further using the same script. The algorithm offered a 13% more efficient pattern on some of their product lines. After that I took the initiative to build an app around my little function.