Saturday, November 1, 2014

BPC Booth at Discovery Days 2014 (Bay Area Science Festival)

This is a post in progress, but here is a blurb from a student... 

The BPC Maker Club hosted our second booth at the annual Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Days at AT&T Park.  Over 30,000 people attended this free festival, where AT&T park is “converted into a giant interactive science museum.” We presented our 7th (tomography) and 8th grade (crystallography) work we’ve done at the Advanced Light Source and the 3D printing and scanning work of the Maker Club.  The Maker Club 3D scanned visitors to our booth, explained the process of 3D printing and computer assisted design (CAD), demonstrated our new Matter and Form scanner, and showed visitors how to use the 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen. This event was different from our usual maker events because, for many visitors to our booth, it was their first exposure to 3D printing and 3D scanning.  It is pretty incredible that you can use this small scanner (Structure Sensor) that snaps onto an iPad to scan someone in just a few minutes and in about 30 minutes you can produce a plastic replica of them!

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