3D Printing Connection
Here is a 3D model of a comet provided by the European Space Agency:
I heard about this application on today’s Stardate on NPR:
The piece explained the science applications well:
"It offers advantages for science as well. Astronomers can build 3D models of comets, dying stars, magnetic fields, and other things that are normally seen only in two dimensions. That helps them understand how such objects form and evolve."
Also, at First Friday, I met Issac Merkle, creative director at KnoxMakers.org.
They were demonstrating their 3D printing tech.
I asked if they had experience with 3D scanning.
Issac in particular does.
I asked if they might be interested in a demonstration project / collaboration.
They do not have the highest resolution 3D scanner (or printer, for that matter), but it might be a worthwhile demonstration / pool of labor to get some 3D digitization to provide a "proof of concept" for a potential "Kickstarter" or other crowd-funded acquisition of a hi-res 3D scanner.
Perhaps this is something to talk about on the Dec 10 call?