Helping out our good friends over at Hatch Science Library by doing some 3D printing for them.
Professor Shakespear is teaching a really interesting course in the spring called Armature and Surface: The Body (VART 2603). You should take it!
In the first half of the semester students will sculpt a scale model as a study of the skeletal structure, muscles, and tendons comprising the human body – Écorché.
We are helping her out with a small version, to get things started…
And look how it turned out!
A while back we supported Professor Brown’s Bio Art class as they were introduced to 3D printing.
When a Professor wanted to explore an object in the art museum with their course, but the students could not touch it (for obvious reasons – it is really old!) The Bowdoin Maker Space came to the rescue by creating a 3D scan of the object and then printing it in resin (SLA) and in PLA. So the students visited the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to view the original object under the watchful eye of the curator, and then were able to get a sense of the tactile object by interacting with the facsimiles that we created.