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Portland ADX – What A Thinker And Maker Space

ENTRY 5Portland, ORTuesday, May 27, 2014

Instructions serve a useful purpose – in the case of ADX Portland, it keeps you from burning down the shop. I love signs like these for their humor and memory jogs. If it wasn’t for years of marital coaching, our house likely would have one o…

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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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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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Free Apps Drive Chicago Artists To Create And Print In 3D

ENTRY 27Chicago, ILSunday, July 13, 2014

Chicago Artist, Adrian Stein, has this quote, author unknown, on his website and I found it provocative and representative of the passion and enthusiasm I’m finding across the USA.“Hearts are wild creatures; that’s why our ribs are cages.”Chi…

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Step Inside A Virtual Ford Mustang

ENTRY 29Dearborn, MITuesday, July 15, 2014

Today I experienced a piece of the future, of manufacturing in particular, but of design, too. This collaborative virtual reality (VR) lab at Ford, led by Elizabeth Baron, is remarkable. They call it the FIVE lab -- Ford Immers…

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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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Recovering the Past and Innovating the Future

ENTRY 46Boston, MAWednesday, August 13, 2014

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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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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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3D Scanning and 3D Printing with Autodesk and Geek Beat

ENTRY 68Dallas , TXFriday, October 17, 2014

Next week, the 3DRV will roll into Dallas to hang out with the Geek Beat TV team. Over two days, a team from the Autodesk Reality Computing department will head out to Dallas to laser scan (using Faro laser scanners, of course) the Geek House…

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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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No Limits: Observations From Ellis Island

ENTRY 75New York, NYFriday, October 24, 2014

The first photo in this post is a close-up of the ceiling within the Ellis Island immigration station. Maybe you have looked up to see it on your own trip there. Perhaps you have only heard about the place famous in American history for …

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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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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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A Conversation With xyHt Magazine Publisher Neil Sandler

ENTRY 91Washington, DCThursday, November 20, 2014

While we were in Washington, DC, we had a chance to sit down with Neil Sandler, owner of Flatdog Media Group, which publishes xyHt magazine.It could be that Neil has to explain the seemingly obscure name of his publication to everyone he meet…

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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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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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