What is it? Eyewriter is a low-cost, open-source eye tracking system that can be built using off-the-shelf components and free software. For less than $100, the eye movement of an individual with limited mobility can be captured and used as input on a computer to do things like moving the mouse and drawing. The system […]
Capturing, remixing and printing 3D models from found objects using 123D Catch, Meshmixer and netfabb
Required software Autodesk 123D Catch (http://www.123dapp.com/catch/) – cloud-based program that constructs 3D models based on images of real objects from cameras. We’ll use the desktop version (Win only) of the program in this tutorial. MeshMixer (http://www.meshmixer.com/) – fun, simple program useful for fixing and playing with 3D models. Netfabb (http://www.netfabb.com/) – program and used to […]
Recently I was given the opportunity to participate in an evening-long “science event” for a group of about 100 Girl Scouts from the south-central Nebraska area to get them excited about STEM fields. Not being a pure “STEM” adherent myself, I chose to expand the topic of my presentation to talk about STEAM, emphasizing creativity […]
Since my university’s Art department acquired their first Makerbot Replicator 3D printer at the beginning of this semester, one of my biggest goals has been to create some sort of educational infrastructure to channel the wave of student and faculty enthusiasm into effective and well-organized action. It would be very unreasonable to expect lesson plans […]
To help students at my university get started with 3D printing using our new Makerbot Replicator, I put together a small booklet containing all of the basic info they need to know to get up and running. The booklet includes a basic introduction to all of the fundamental aspects of 3D printing, and can be used as a handout for nearly any 3D printing event.
This semester I’m exploring the application of DIY 3D printing technology in the world of sculpture, mold-making and casting. So far it has been a fantastic experience, as I get to spend some time at the campus sculpture studio getting my hands on actual materials and gaining valuable experience in, well, making stuff. To help […]