Vince Rossi, a member of the trio of “3D Scanning Cowboys” at the Smithsonian let us know that registration is now open for the Smithsonian X 3D Conference: November 13-14th, 2013. This is exciting for all of us who are interested in this topic, and unfortunately timed: the conference team can’t promote it during the Government shutdown, so share this around to make sure those who are passionate about 3D scanning and the future role of these technologies in research and museums can sign up in time:
Smithsonian X 3D shows how 3D technologies will transform the work of the Smithsonian Institution—and museum and research institutions worldwide.
For the first time ever, state-of-the-art 3D scanning and image-based modeling technology paired with new Smithsonian tools will enable museum collections, scientific specimens, and entire research sites to be digitally recorded, studied, and shared in immersive detail.
- Researchers and conservators can use 3D capture to document and analyze a single artifact or an entire field site
- Curators and educators can use 3D imagery to explore complex ideas and share new discoveries
- Teachers, collaborators, and members of the public can interact with Smithsonian museum objects in new ways
We hope to grow the Smithsonian’s 3D digitization efforts from pilot to program, and unleash the full potential of 3D technology in the museum and research community.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!