Are you interested in figuring out how 3D printing could improve your learning capability inside or outside of the classroom? We'll illustrate how you can print 3D gegraphical regions with a 2D height-map image file and make the print come to life! Come adventure with us as we take you through the Massanutten region and compare multiple softwares for 3D printing geography.
From S.V.G to M.A.P.
In the last few weeks we have played with new software to create a video tutorial of our process. We hope you enjoy the blog, along with a lesson plan for taking this project to the classroom. Check it out!
Slicing & Scaling in the Lab
3D Printing Massanutten
Prints, Polls, and Progress
Where Our Big Ideas Are Headed!
Maps of America
Have you ever wondered what the presidential election looks like as 3D print? We have taken the electoral college and transformed electoral vote into 3D prints. Through trial and error we have created these maps as a visual learning tool to better understand how the electoral college works in elections.
We have reached the end point of the semester that is filled with final products and final presentation. We hope you will enjoy looking back at progress and hopefully recreating something better!
The Election is Near…
Maps, Money, and World Trade
“Keep Moving Forward”
Running Closer and Closer to Election Time
BrailleWiz is a group of four dedicated students who are commited to making students who are visually impaired more accessible around campus. By utilizing Braille and floor maps, we are able to create 3D prints of specific buildings on campus. In addition, by creating a campus map that is 3D, students will be able to visually feel James Madison University.
Maps and Floor Plans
The Braille Wiz team shares their final products after completing the semester: 3D printed tactile campus maps and floor plans for the different floors of Roop Hall and Carrier Library…
From Carrier Library to Roop Hall
Better Than Apple
Better Than Apple’s main goal was to 3D print a mask that could trick the iPhone X’s facial recognition software. We wanted to know if it could be done by University students working with a small budget. Using the tools we were taught in our critical thinking course, we created masks that we believed had a chance. Our approach was predominantly trial and error which quickly began to produce quality attempts.
A Progression of Faces
We didn’t fool Apple, but we got close! In this post we look back on the progress we’ve made and leave behind a summary of how others can attempt this challenge, starting from where we left off…