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3 year old Jonathan...
3D Head Modeling Software
3D Printing!!! -- A Real Car
Aims of Education
Alexander Calder's Circus
Anatomy of a B1 Battle Droid
Anatomy of a Human
Anatomy of Musical Instruments -- Guitar History
Anatomy of Musical Instruments -- Saxophone
Anatomy of Musical Instruments -- Violin
Architecture -- Apartment Floor Plan
Architecture-- Filoli Gardens and House
Art Project by Google
Artificial Intelligence = AI
Astronomy - Messier Chart
Astronomy - Very Large Telescope
Astronomy -- Constellations
Astronomy -- Galaxies
Astronomy -- Hands-on Universe
Astronomy -- IMax Saturn Spaceship Flyby...
Astronomy -- Night Sky Map
Astronomy -- Orrery Solar System Kit
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Automata - Toys that Move
Batman Paper Model
BioMedical Engineering -- Organ Regeneration
BioMedical Engineering -- Geometry Research about Viruses
Bongard Pattern Recognition Puzzles
CAD Images of Pythagorean Theorem
Careers in Design
Ceramic Tile Designs Worldwide
Clowns Go On Vacation -- Video in Progress
Design Education Blog (K-12)
Doodles -- with Vi Hart
Drones & Society
Drones & Society_Arts
Durer, Albrecht -- Renaissance Man
Engineering -- Introduction
Engineering -- Mechanical Engineering -- MIT Open Courseware
Engineering for the Other 90%
Engineering HS Model Bridge Contest
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 7 Xray Photographs
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Curriculum Outline
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 1 Photograph Introduction
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 2 Lesson Plan
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 3 Teachers' Guide
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 4 Cool Stuff_Book Cover
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 5 Cool Stuff_ Book Photos
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 6 Cool Stuff_Book Photos_2
Engineering, Go For It!
Evolution of Feathers
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Flickr_ Math World photos
Fractal Arts Tutorial
Fractals -- What are Fractals?
Fractals and Benoit Mandelbrot
Fractals PBL Curriculum
Geometric Delights -- a blog
Geometry Course -- Open Reference interactive excellent course
Geometry History & Quotations
GeoSphere Gears in Motion
Glass Ball Juggler
GPS = Global Positioning System
Graphic Arts and Design
Hathi Trust -- Digitized Books
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
History of Engineering
History of Mathematics
History of the Computer Timeline
How do you... List of 100 Topics
How it's Made -- Science Channel
How to... Instructional Essay Writing
Human Geometry & the Performing Arts
India Arts - Kolam
Jobs, Steve - Apple
Kinetic Geometry Sculpture
Magic Mirror Box
Mathematics and Multimedia
Moon Express, Inc.
Museum of Mathematics
National Geographic Magazine
Nets for Geometric Solids
NOVA -- PBS TV -- Science
Orchids (and other Flowers)
Origami -- Erik Demaine -- MIT Geometry
Origami -- Robert Lang
Origami -- Sara Adams
Origami Resource Center -- K-12
Paper Craft -- Valentine's Cake
Paper Models of Polyhedra
Papercraft and Model-Building
Patents -- Apple, Inc.
Patents -- Google Search
Pavilion of Polyhedreality
Privacy in the Digital World...
Puppets and How to Make Them
Quilt Design Patterns
Spirals in Nature
Sports Courts and Fields
Tiffany Stained-Glass Lamps
Tools of Science and Math
Tools of Science and Math 2
Tools of Science and Math 3
Tools of Science and Math 4
Tools of Science and Math 5
Toys from Trash
Tsunami Wave (Physics) -- Tragedy in Japan
Union of Concerned Scientists
Wikis in the Classroom
3D Printing is Now and Makes Real 3D Objects...
Check out this January 13, 2011 article from the
New York Times
That is a real 3D object that is made of dried plastic:
that first gets pumped as a liquid from an array of nozzles
controlled by a computer that is programmed to follow "exactly" (= mathematically = geometrically)
an inputted 3D software program describing "exactly" that very complicated shape, you're looking at right now...
Yes it is "pricey" but hang on to your wallets; it will get cheaper as the mass market grows
and retail shops pop up in your neighborhood and
If you want to know what's going on.. go to "
" the free open source 3D rendering/drawing software...
But if you think 'regular' Plane Geometry gets complicated... whoa.
Now you have to think in 3 dimensions; the regular graph paper grid is now physically an open box: a 3-dimensional space:
with height, width, and depth: you have 3 axes now: x,y, & z
and a ton of coordinates = points in space ( like a
= Global Positioning [Satellite] System
that gives you driving directions on the highway)
A 3D Object gets 'translated' into a Spatial Net, like a spider's web, or an intricate wire framework.
Imagine putting your hand into an empty cardboard box, or some object into the cardboard box,
like a sea shell (similar to the object in the photograph), or a video game "character" or a loaf of bread...
How do you "define exactly" the complete location or "surface boundaries" and space that your hand or object exists in...
inside the cardboard box? To be able to reproduce it as a 3 Dimensional Object, like an exact sculpture of your hand ...
Mathematics and Geometry can do that, that is how things get "man-u-factured" by machines...
and how video games get made and played...
This involves very sophisticated Geometry and Computer Skills way beyond my knowledge.
But there are classmates in your school, who already know how to do this stuff everyday...
So ask around the cafeteria or online "Geek Squads" and "User Forums" because there's always a Day 1...
3D, 4D, 5D... Geometry is Power...
Wired Magazine article: April 2011: "How to Make Stuff"... pages 90-107.
The New Maker Toolbox: 21st Century Tools
present these revolutionary new manufacturing tools.
And the 21 Do-It-Yourself Projects List for Young Inventors, at the end of the article,
all have their own internet links with Instructions)
"Unlike mills and lathes, which make parts by
material from a solid block of stock,
3-D printers make physical objects by
adding material a little at a time.
Several kinds of 3-D printing technologies are available.
Reading the following List will require some Science Dictionary research...
Selective Laser Sintering
-- uses high-temperature lasers to melt powdered metal or plastic into durable 3-D parts.
-- uses a laser to solidify photo-sensitive liquid polymer, layer by layer.
Laminated Object Manufacturing
-- uses glue to bond layers of material that have been cut by a blade or a laser cutter.
"Maker-Bot's" entry level 3-D Printer: The Thing-O-Matic ($1,300)
-- uses fused deposition modeling to melt a filament
made of the same plastic used by Lego bricks, fed from a spool to its heated nozzle.
These are examples of New Tools in the 21st Century New Machine Shops:
Coming soon to your high schools, colleges, trade schools, and home garages...
And now in 2013, we have an incredible update:
A $250 prosthetic hand for amputees, made with a Maker Bot 3D Printer
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