MakerBot Academy makes me smile every day. It’s incredible to see how the gift of technology can create engagement like this!
I’m building a team around me and together we’ll be keeping tabs on every single MakerBot Academy classroom. And I can’t wait to unveil our curriculum enrichment strategy next month. These kids will design and print some rad stuff in the very near future.
Want to get involved? Donate to a classroom at www.donorschoose.org/makerbot
Bonus: Burial - Hiders
It’s often easier to make something 10 times better than it is to make it 10 percent better.
This makes me very happy.
This video is playing on the 650 screens at the barclays center. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEL2M7sSNo0&sns=tw (I’m not ALWAYS this hyper)
It is funny the way that a good interviewer can get me fired up.
These folks had a really nice crew and a simple fold up dolly for some of the panning shots.
And for the complete 3 part set of Brooklyn Museum scans. Here’s the Lion! http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24905
Here’s the Alexander the Great statue I scanned today as well. I have tried to get this a couple times and failed so it was nice to get it today. Sometimes 123D Catch just doesn’t cooperate. I had tried with my iPad and today I went in with an SLR camera. Worked much better!
Here’s the link to the Thingiverse thing in case you have a 3D printer. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39797
I’ve been to the Brooklyn Museum a few times. I already scanned my favorite lion there. Today I scanned this Egyptian goddess and Alexander the great.
It’s a process. I either use the 123D Catch app for the ipad or I use my camera and grab about 20-50 photos of the object from all angles.
Then, through the magic of Autodesk software and the cloud, I get a 3D model that requires fussing and snipping and then flat-bottoming and I upload it to Thingiverse. Check it out. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39795
I got into ham radio this year. I got my technicians license in 2006 and didn’t do much with it. Then I got my general license this year and that opens up lots of interesting bandwidth.
I got a KX3 and I’ve got a G5RV antenna in an inverted V format held up by a spider beam strapped to the chimney on e roof.
I like to connect to folks using psk31 which is a data over the radio format that turns radio waves into public chat rooms.
Mostly, we just chat about radios and antennas. It’s very relaxing because when I am ham radioing, I can’t think about much else.