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​MakerHaus Seattle Gathering – Scan Complete

ENTRY 8Seattle, WAFriday, June 6, 2014

Ninety seconds and we had a laser scan of the Makerhaus meetup. Two minutes more and we added color photo-like quality to that scan (I’m showing the non-color option below because of operator error in getting the color portion to load). Th…

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Scanning Our Way In North Dakota

ENTRY 12Medora, NDFriday, June 20, 2014

North Dakota is a bit off the beaten path and that's a good thing -- you can experience part of America that, for some, seems to have vanished. Thankfully, the little town of Medora has kept that from happening with at least two treasures tha…

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Cutting, Grinding, And Welding For The Greater Good Of The World

ENTRY 14Emeryville, CAFriday, June 20, 2014

Fun. Dynamic. Masterful. Effusive. Lively. Brilliant.A few words that describe Jeff Tiedeken, owner and creator of a modern day machine shop called Monkey Likes Shiny. This is not a hobby shop, but a shop of a full-time tinkerer, a career mak…

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360 Degree View of South Dakota Grasslands

ENTRY 13Deadwood, SDFriday, June 20, 2014

We couldn't think of a way to capture the grandeur and immensity of the South Dakota Grasslands (not the Badlands, not yet), then it hit us! Faro 3D Laser Scan them. So we pulled off and here's a great panorama. 360 degrees. Of course, we had…

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Anything You Can Dream - We Can Build

ENTRY 15Port Coquitlam, BCThursday, June 26, 2014

Anything you can dream . . . we can build. That is the tagline, motto, mantra for Dynamic Structures in British Columbia and I could not find a more appropriate title to give this post. Our timing was impeccable. Craig Breckenridge, who …

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Lessons From The Roadtrip: Update One

ENTRY 16Chicago, ILThursday, July 3, 2014

We’ve been on the road for about six weeks. We set out to get a pulse on all things 3D. A lofty goal, to be sure, and we are learning a lot. In a nutshell, we are getting a solid heartbeat.From consumers to business owners, people find 3D (sc…

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Making On The Fourth Of July In Chicago

ENTRY 17Chicago, ILFriday, July 4, 2014

Spent some time at the famous Pumping Station: One last night (July 3rd) in Chicago. Thanks to Bart Dring for inviting me. Pretty cool spot for one of the biggest, if not the biggest, makerspace in the USA. They have a lot…

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Pumping Station One: Take 2

ENTRY 22Chicago, ILTuesday, July 8, 2014

Last week, I made a quick visit to Pumping Station One in Chicago. But we had enough interest, thanks to Bart Dring from Inventables, to make a second trip. Wow! Well worth the drive and effort to hang out with this energetic group of makers,…

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Laser Scanning With Pete - Safer Than Flying Drones

ENTRY 23Yellowstone National Park, WYFriday, July 11, 2014

Pete Kelsey is becoming quite famous here at 3DRV. He makes regular appearances on the 3DRV journey now, well, because he’s willing, memorable, and has lots of good stories while he’s training us. I’m still catching up from our visit that res…

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Detroit Meetup Teaches Fine Points Of Laser Scanning

ENTRY 30Troy, MIFriday, July 18, 2014

All of our stops and visits for 3DRV have something cool about them – this one in Detroit, in Troy actually, was filled with an abundance of enthusiasm and energy from the local community. That happened because of Chad Studer, who owns ADSK S…

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Pittsburgh Meetup -- 3D Hardware And More

ENTRY 35Pittsburgh, PAFriday, July 25, 2014

Pittsburgh is a town that has gone through tough times and emerged victorious. They made a decision to build out a startup culture with the power universities in their midst and it worked in a big way. Innovation Works and its AlphaLab Gear h…

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Slideshow: Reality Computing in Pittsburgh

ENTRY 37Pittsburgh, PAMonday, July 28, 2014

On July 24th, Autodesk, the 3DRV and Alpha Labs Gear came together to host a Reality Computing Meet Up to showcase some of the latest cutting edge technologies that enable anyone to capture the world around them, modify it to c…

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Slideshow: 3DRV Hits Toledo, OH!

ENTRY 38Toledo, OHMonday, July 28, 2014

One of Autodesk’s customers, SSOE in Toledo, OH, was eager to have the 3DRV stop by for a visit. So much so, they wanted to host an event! SSOE employees, local engineers and members of the local BIM User Group, came out to learn more …

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Laser Scanning Madness In Washington DC

ENTRY 57Washington, DCThursday, September 11, 2014

Recently, there was an internal Autodesk campaign and Jessica Brill won the contest. That earned Jess a free trip to Washington DC and a few days to hang out with the 3DRV. Jess is a social media manager on the AEC team, so building…

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The Future Of Building With Gilbane Building Company

ENTRY 60Cambridge, MAFriday, September 26, 2014

Gilbane Inc. is a real estate development and construction company that knows how to see into the future. Lots of companies want to know their secret and I’m happy to reveal it, although I know it is always easy to achieve: They hire wicked s…

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Makers To Be At Electa Lee Middle School

ENTRY 61Bradenton, FLThursday, October 2, 2014

We were in Orlando planning our visit to the University of South Florida in Tampa when we received an email from teacher Bekka Stasny about her school in Bradenton, Florida, an hour south. Since we had to do the long drive up to&nbs…

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NBA’s Brooklyn Nets Call On 3D Experts At Gilbane

ENTRY 66New York, NYFriday, October 10, 2014

Here’s a challenge: Create a new basketball training facility from a pre-WWII building where you have little information about the structure. Oh, and do it in about a year. That’s the challenge that Gilbane Inc faces in a cool project for the…

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FARO Laser Scanning Meetup In Orlando Area

ENTRY 76Lake Mary, FLFriday, October 24, 2014

What happens when you fill a meetup with college students? You can power a small city, that’s what. Tons of energy in the house tonight. FARO organized a large event during our Orlando stop and they packed the event with students an…

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GeekBeat TV Visit – 3D Technology On Steroids

ENTRY 82Dallas , TXFriday, November 7, 2014

You can’t walk into the GeekHouse without an immediate surge in energy, in enthusiasm, and in bandwidth. It may be possible that John Pozadzides (aka “John P”), Cali Lewis and the extraordinary team exude internet bandwidth, for one. As the r…

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Nashville Electric – Laser Scanning And More

ENTRY 105Nashville, TNTuesday, November 18, 2014

Electricity does not bring to mind 3D design or 3D scanning, at least not to me, but I was amazed during and after my visit to Nashville Electric in Tennessee to see the various ways this organization is using 3D technology. Sure, I’m bullish…

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Preserving Autograph Rock On The Santa Fe Trail

ENTRY 83Boise City, OKWednesday, November 19, 2014

While driving in Texas, we heard about a little-known historical spot a bit further north (in Oklahoma), known as Autograph Rock. It is on the Sante Fe Trail, which went from Franklin, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We did some resea…

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Visiting Laser Scanner Country In Florida

ENTRY 98Tampa, FLFriday, November 21, 2014

Thanks to a web request from Dr. Lori Collins, Co-Director of the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST), we got to spend a wonderful day at the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida. AIST sort of sounds like a…

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Why “REAL 2015” Is An Event You Don’t Want To Miss

ENTRY 99Los Angeles, CAFriday, November 21, 2014

Reality computing is a big new term. It reflects a lot of the work you hear about with the Google Tango phone, Amazon’s 3D phone, or a host of other smartphones that let us capture the world around us, in real time. I’m pretty excited to lear…

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