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Students to hold a volcano in their hands

In a few weeks’ time I’m about to run a pilot “workshop session” with a group of teachers and students from the D&T and Geography departments of my own and a neighbouring school.  All very exciting and a different approach to the “Mt St Helens” volcano project that I posted on the BfB Wiki http://wiki.bitsfrombytes.com/index.php/Geography_-_Mount_Saint_Helens_Volcano . More about this later J


Anyway, I started to get together all the resources I need for the project and realised that even after  several months since I published the project I had never printed out a BIG “before” and after “model”. So, that was this weekend’s project!


For the technically minded, the details of how to convert satellite data to a .stl file is in the resource listed above. The print was made using white opaque PLA. The g-code was produced in BfB Axon using a modified version of Andrew’s new profiles (z=0.5mm, fill =0%, solid layers=3, shells = 4, Temp 195, all other settings as standard in “BfB2 z0.50 PLA Fast”)…. Build time about 2.5 – 3 hours each.


Anyway, I’m sure you will agree that they look pretty good… even if they do look a bit like icebergs.


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow – what a fantastic pair of prints Dave – you must be very pleased with them. Your session training Geography teachers will surely go with a bang now!

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