Thursday, June 5, 2014

We Tour the Autodesk Gallery

On the last day of school this year, Sam and Abe toured the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. The Autodesk Gallery is an open museum gallery that Autodesk built to "bring together stories of exceptional design and engineering from across the globe. "The Autodesk Gallery celebrates the creative process and shows how people are using new technology to imagine, design, and create a better world." 

Probably the coolest thing we saw there was their professional grade Conex 500 3D printer.


Sam Standing Next to their Conex 500 3D printer
Another cool thing we saw was this virtual reality device where you can walk around and it will move your virtual camera.

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We also saw some other cool things including a concept Mercedes-Benz futuristic car, a model of the Shanghai tower (once this skyscraper is completed, it will be the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world), and a stonecutting where an artist designed a scaled-down model of it (picture 3), 3D printed it, then sent it to a town in China where they have been stonecutting for hundreds of years.


Then we figured out how there are huge Lego structures in Lego land. They have beams inside them!

A huge lego dinosaur Autodesk had on display.
-Abe (entering 8th Grade next year!)

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