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Dirty Socks and Drones

ENTRY 10Yellowstone National Park, WYFriday, June 13, 2014

The first question is whether or not the wire at the top of the fence separating us from the 3D Robotics IRIS quadcopter is electric or not. I guess all the other questions do not matter after that, so I won’t bore you with them. We stil…

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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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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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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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​Test, Test, and Test Those Laptops And Workstations: HP Fort Collins

ENTRY 21Ft. Collins, COTuesday, July 8, 2014

Power and speed – that’s what I wanted in the machines that HP agreed to loan to us for 3DRV. Isn’t that what everyone wants from a computer? Have you ever heard anyone say they needed a slower machine?Well, I can honestly say that …

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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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Founding Father: Thomas Jefferson – Photo Scanned

ENTRY 51Washington, DCSunday, August 31, 2014

Wandering around Washington, DC late one night, we found ourselves close to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Like the other monuments within the city, Jefferson sits within a hallowed hall. It is a very large hallowed hall. As the author of the…

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Not Your Average BIM User: NASA Langley Research Center

ENTRY 52Hampton, VAWednesday, September 10, 2014

When you hear the name NASA, you think space exploration, astronauts, and just about everything that exists beyond our atmosphere. It is easy to overlook the other areas of operations that support that mission, in a myriad of ways, especially…

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Blitzing The Airwaves About 3D Design

ENTRY 54Washington, DCThursday, September 11, 2014

Pete Kelsey and I spent a busy morning in Washington, D.C. last week sharing the current state of 3D technology with the nation's media. We had 30 back-to-back interviews with television and radio stations around the USA. We had a great …

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SSOE Visit: The Era Of The Design Technologist

ENTRY 56Toledo, OHThursday, September 11, 2014

Mark LaBell, Technical Leader for Design Technology Department for SSOE Group, in Toledo, Ohio and his team created a great meetup for us back in July where the community and the media joined in as well. We spent the day talking about the fut…

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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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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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Rural Studio: Design Build From The Heart

ENTRY 71Newbern, ALSunday, October 19, 2014

A person’s character is revealed when you drop in on them unexpectedly. The character you want to experience is a gracious one, as both Gayle Etheridge and Brenda Wilkerson demonstrated, when you stop by unannounced as we did when visiting Ru…

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What is Photogrammetry? Reality Computing Made Simple

ENTRY 74Dallas , TXFriday, October 24, 2014

The 3DRV journey is all about capturing the stories of people using 3D technologies. But a big part of the trip is also exploring the process of “reality capture” that lets me turn images of objects and people into 3D models. This process is …

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Restoring Vintage Vehicles With ReCap

ENTRY 97Yellowstone National Park, WYFriday, November 21, 2014

When we were at Arches National Park with Shaan Hurley a few weeks ago, presenting the 3D Prints that he made of Delicate Arch, Shaan reminded me of the value of Autodesk ReCap for restoration. We had been talking a lot about preser…

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Joe Evans Techno-Archaelogist

ENTRY 104Tampa, FLFriday, November 21, 2014

Great job title. Indiana Jones would be quite happy with it, I think.Joe Evans and I follow each other on Twitter. I didn’t realize he was a University of South Florida research associate, working with Lori Collins, when we first connected. I…

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