This weekend hundreds of teams from around the world will descend on Houston Texas for the FIRST Robotics World Finals. This year the finals will be split into two cities, Houston this weekend and St Louis next weekend. The team I have worked with for 2 seasons now that use Autodesk Inventor and Fusion 360, Portland’s own Catlin Gabel high school Team 1540 Flaming Chickens will be there competing.
You can watch the video feeds over the web.
The FIRST Championship LIVE broadcast will air at the following times (PDT):
Wednesday April 19, 2017 4 PM – 6 PM
Thursday April 20, 2017 6 AM – 4 PM
Friday April 21, 2017 6 AM – 5 PM
Saturday April 22, 2017 6 AM – 10 AM
Check out https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires for links to the play-by-play and interviews.
Good luck to all the amazing teams competing this week and a huge thank you to all the volunteers, mentors, parents, teachers, sponsors, and the FIRST organization.
FIRST Robotics FRC competition season has started with week 2 competitions happening this week. Here in the Portland Oregon the Pacific Northwest District 3 has have 40 teams competing from the Pacific Northwest including the team I volunteer with Team 1540 Flaming Chickens. Autodesk is a proud supporter and sponsor of the PNW District and the big regional PNW Championships in April in addition to every student and teacher worldwide gets free Autodesk software. Autodesk’s Greg Fallon Vice President, DLS Simulation Product Line Group will be speaking during the opening ceremony Saturday morning.
Team 1540 whom I have worked with has posted their reveal video of their Hen Solo robot competing this week. https://youtu.be/MgXsboRnHNs
A new design competition for PNW FIRST Robotics teams will be launching and is sponsored by Autodesk and OMSI and developed and run by Team 1540. Teams will be designing solutions to solve problems in the community to solve that challenge or need. Read more about LEAP.
LEAP (Linking Engineering and Philanthropy) is an event for FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) & High School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams, generously supported by Autodesk. It is designed to get robotics teams out in the community and using their engineering skills to help non-profits. As FIRST likes to say, “It’s not about the robot.” A nice example: Designing More than Robots - The JuiceBox Project
Teams in the PNW can sign up at a website http://team1540.org/leap or see Team 1540 Catlin Gabel’s Flaming Chickens in the pit at the Wilsonville competition for more info on how teams can get involved and win some money.
I hope to see you in Wilsonville as these competitions are amazing see how smart and creative these high school teams are!
For almost two seasons I have have had the pleasure to work with an amazing and inspiring group of young high school students involved in the FIRST Robotics competitions at Catlin Gabel in Portland Oregon. The FIRST Robotics Team 1540 the Flaming Chickens are also looking for ways they can make the world a better place using technology and design. One recent example that has been the project they worked on with the Catlin Gabel InvenTeam to solve a local challenge to provide a power source for some local shelter pods housing formerly homeless people. The FIRST team had left over competition robot batteries that were no longer able to be used in competition but would provide a nice power storage for something else. The project was named the The JuiceBox Project and provided an eco friendly way to provide an energy source to some shelter pods in Portland.
Video of the JuiceBox Project which has also made the television news. https://youtu.be/amtRkygxOKY
What Is JuiceBox?
JuiceBox is an efficient and sustainable way to provide electricity for off-the-grid, portable pods for previously homeless people.
- The shelter "pods" are equipped with 100W solar panels that deliver power to the JuiceBox, mounted inside.
- The power of the sun is harnessed to charge an 18 AH 12V battery. Batteries are recycled from FIRST Robotics teams.
- This power can then be used to power devices that plug into a wall outlet (120V AC, 300W max) or 12V DC automotive accessory socket.
- The battery also powers a bright LED light bar mounted on the front of the JuiceBox, perfect for illuminating rooms at night, and extending the day of the user.
JuiceBox is a winner of The Lexus Eco Challenge First Round, where they won $10,000. All that prize money is being put back into making more Juice Boxes.
Some of the assembled JuiceBoxes ready to be delivered to the Hazelnut Grove site and installed for use by the residents in need of them.
Read more about Team 1540’s outreach as well as the upcoming plan to announce a new LEAP design competition (Linking Engineering and Philanthropy) sponsored by Autodesk where fellow FIRST Robotics teams will compete for prizes designing for local philanthropic projects in their community.
I cannot over emphasize or underscore how much these Catlin Gabel student inspire and humble me. They are absolutely amazing humans and I am so grateful to get to know them and witness them in action. Past Team 1540 students are currently attending Yale, Stanford, Cal, UCLA, and many other great schools and will no doubt make a positive difference in this world once they graduate. They embody a similar philosophy as Autodesk of Imagine Design, and Create a Better World and also get that being part of a FIRST Robotics team is about more than just robots.
It is going to be a great competition with an interesting and challenging game this year including team members on the field.
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There are many age levels for kids to participate from LEGO Robotics to the First Robotics Challenge and each one is such an amazing experience for not only the kids, but the adults from the teachers, mentors, parents, and volunteers.
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“We have had to reschedule BunnyBots from Saturday Dec 17th to Friday December 30th. There's just too much snow, ice and hazards especially for teams pulling trailers long distances. The 30th is our last backup day, though, if weather causes us to cancel the event on that day then we'll have to cancel BunnyBots for the year.”
Come have fun and see some amazing high school kids who designed and built some robots at BunnyBots competing between the teams in here in beautiful Portland Oregon. Team 1540 Flaming Chickens of Catlin Gabel are hosting and organized the game and event. In a nutshell the teams have built robots race around a figure 8 course to collect stuffed bunnies from burrows to score points as well get more bonus points by firing optionally attached Nerf guns. The robots start a 10 second autonomous period followed by 2:20 seconds of driver controlled competition against other teams. The point is not only to have fun but to prepare for the impending FIRST FRC season competition which will be revealed on January 7th.
“BunnyBots provides a 12-week build season in the fall to help make FIRST more of a year-round activity. Each year, 1540 alumni, mentors, and a few students design the rules for an original game and provide the primary volunteer force to run the event. Learning those skills in the fall, when the stakes are lower and time more relaxed, is a great way to get ready for the Winter build season. The result is a less chaotic build season with robots built more by students and less by mentors, with full participation by first-year members. For many students, this is their first experience making a FRC-quality robot.”
There is no risk that the robots will turn on us humans, the only risk might be a slight one with the recent crazy Winter weather here in Portland. Get more information and the latest status at: http://team1540.org/bunnybots/
Location: Catlin Gabel School Gymnasium
Address: 8825 SW Barnes Rd. Portland, OR, 97225
The veteran bunnies are waiting to see what the teams bring!
I recently purchased and received my new personal UAS/UAV a DJI Mavic. This little drone folds up and can be easily packed in my backpack or camera bag and has many advanced technologies like obstacle avoidance and several automated flight modes like follow me and follow terrain. II t can go 40mph and has a radio range 4.6 mile range however FAA rules require visual one of sight which is definitely not that far. The camera is not as good as the larger DJI Inspire but still a really nice camera and 4K video. One of my first flights was at the Autodesk Lake Oswego Oregon office. I can’t wait to do some aerial 3D models and maps using Autodesk ReMake and ReCap 360 but have to wait for some good weather as the UAS is not weatherproof.
This UAS is essentially a flying camera and is a lot of fun to fly and I cannot wait to take it up into the mountains when weather permits, but did take it to Hawaii last week.
More on the amazing and historic events I attended last week in Hawaii in a future blog post.
This is a really great video featuring my Autodesk colleague and team mate Maurice Conti, Director of Applied Research and Innovation providing a glimpse at how robots will augment and collaborate with humans in the future. A couple other team mates gave a cameo in the video like Evan “Robot Lover” Atherton, Heather “Robot Tamer” Kerrick, and David “Robot Whisperer” Thomas.
The very first Fusion 360 CNC full day hands on training will be held at Autodesk University for AU attendees to register to take. The training will be led by by John Saunders from NYC CNC. Learn how to create your custom CAM toolpath in Fusion 360 followed by hands on machining using the Tormach 440 machine.
Not registered for AU yet?
You can register for a day pass at AU for as little as $150 and still get access to the Fusion 360 Meetup, VIP event, CNC hands-on training, the AU keynotes, and the exhibit hall.
This past Saturday local school Catlin Gabel hosted a robotics competition for PNW regional FIRST Robotics teams where only girls would be the robotics challenge team drivers and pit staff. Teams used their robots and a competition field from last seasons Stonghold competition. Despite the big storm outside, the gymnasium was packed with hundreds of team members, parents, and teachers, volunteer mentors, and FIRST Robotics regional personnel.
What an awesome and inspiring event for not just girls, but everyone that attended seeing technology, smart fun kids, amazing sportsmanship and gracious professionalism. My Team 1540 was not only the host but had a team competing. In the end the blue alliance of teams 955, 1425, and 1471.
Congratulations to everyone that attended and participated! My highlight moment was seeing a young girl perhaps 5 point to a girls team and tell the adult with her “I want to be like that girl!”
The events are starting for FIRST Robotics teams here in Oregon with a great event "Girls Generation” just over a week away on October 15th. My Catlin Gabel Team 1540 Flaming Chickens are hosting this event at their campus in Portland www.catlin.edu/map. Only girl team members may drive the robots and be in the pits.Teams will be playing using last years competition robots from Stronghold. I hope you will join us at the event and see how much fun it is when engineering, making, programming, and high school kids get together with great results and a lot of fun.
Girls Generation Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
I would encourage everyone interested in becoming involved in FIRST Robotics teams or seeing great teams to attend and see what it is all about and how seriously awesome it is. This is one of those things that I love as both boys and girls get involved learning engineering, programming, teamwork and more. There are other events coming up from Oregon FIRST Robotics including a mentor event and another robot competition with the annual Catlin Gabel hosted BunnyBots.
BunyBots Event Details Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
As you may or may not be aware, Autodesk is a enthusiastic sponsor of many teams with grants, employee volunteers, free Autodesk software and training, and sponsoring events including the big PNW championships as it is such a powerfully positive life changing activity for kids to be involved in. I am encouraging and challenging more Autodesk employees to get involved as it wont only change a kids life but yours as well. I cant tell you how much it has meant to me to be a mentor to a group of amazing kids.
Not in Oregon, don’t worry FIRST Robotics teams and events are global and probably at a school near you. Checkout the FIRST website.
Are your children too young? Most likely not.There are LEGO leagues available so your kids can be involved in FIRST from kindergarten to 12th grade.
This years big FIRST Competition season game will be revealed January 7th, 2017 and a teaser has revealed it will be Steampunk themed game.
Unite Your Crew.
Ready Your Contraption.
Prepare to take flight!
Check out this free article on FIRST Robotics!
#ScienceWorldMag's #STEM story about FIRST Robotics Competition http://bit.ly/2cRkFC6
No more excuses just get out and attend an event or volunteer with your local teams. These amazing young adults are our future generation. To get a little meta on you, this is the future of making the future so get involved.
Learn about AR, VR and MR and the impact it will make for all of us from Autodesk Brian Pene Director of Emerging Technology, Office of the CTO.
In recent years, technological advances, coupled with a proliferation of affordable hardware and software, have made immersive technologies like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) more commercially feasible than ever.
A flood of investments into these new tools continues to fuel the market, which will grow substantially in the coming years. AR and VR will impact the world around us in a number of interesting—and beneficial—ways.
The robots are coming and they are not all evil but will help us make things and augment our capabilities at solving other challenges facing the world. Maurice Conti Director, Applied Research and Innovation, in the Autodesk Office of the CTO and colleague was interviewed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for a nice article on robotics and the research Autodesk is doing in the Applied Research Lab.
Human Augmentation: the Next Phase in Robotics
Prominent, respected public figures including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have spoken about the dangers of the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics, which at the very least could threaten thousands of jobs and at the most could pose an existential threat to the very survival of the human race.
However, Maurice Conti, director of director of applied research and innovation at software company Autodesk, does not take such a dark view of our future relationship with technology. In fact, he believes that smart software and robotics can augment the work that humans undertake, freeing us up to develop ever more creative solutions to life’s problems.
Back in May of this year I had the pleasure to be in the hot and beautiful Southern California desert at Trona Pinnacles near Death Valley with a group of engineers, scientist, champion Baja 1000 champion race drivers, car builders, mechanics, designers, cinematographers, technologists, and more for a historic off road race car project test for a generative designed car, the Hackrod. The Hackrod was designed by Autodesk Dreamcatcher using design input and performance data from many types of sensors on a test vehicle also known as the mule.
Ashlee Vance and his camera crew joined us to capture the Hackrod mule testing for Bloomberg. Check out the Bloomberg Hello World Episode 5 with other great stories and the Hackrod at 21:12 in the episode.
I captured the Trona Pinnacles unique terrain in 3D using laser scanners and photogrammetry using a aerial UAS/UAV. We will be able to use the data in a computer simulation of the Hackrod chassis on the terrain as well as analyze more vehicle response data from the sensors in relation to the terrain.
Aerial 3D Terrain Mapping with a Drone
There is so much more on the Hackrod to come as the story is just beginning and so very exciting in what it means to the transformation of the design process.
More on Generative Design from Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski
What if instead of using the computer to draw what you already know, you could tell the computer what you want to accomplish? Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski discusses the astonishing results driven by generative design. https://youtu.be/E2SxqUvtpIk
Learn more about Generative Design: http://autode.sk/GenerativeDesign
Yesterday many big hearted employees in the Autodesk Lake Oswego Oregon office took time to assemble 3D printed Phoenix prosthetic hands designed using Autodesk’s own Fusion 360 in the e-NABLE Buildathon. The hands are destined with a personal card for children in war torn Syria by e-NABLE. Autodesk employees around the world donate their personal time year around and Autodesk whole heartily supports this and matches the time and donations and also has a philanthropic foundation with the Autodesk Foundation to further show the commitment and commitment to Imagine, Design, and Create a Better World. During the month of June Autodesk has focused on a Global Month of Impact and organized several volunteer projects in offices.
e-NABLE Community Foundation is an Autodesk Foundation Grantee. They are a dedicated international network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing technology to design, deliver, and distribute free upper-limb prosthetics to children and underserved populations around the world.
Photos by Autodesker Quentin Contreras.
On the heels of last year’s wildly successful TV reboot of BattleBots, the world’s premier robot sporting event, bots and humans alike will assemble to watch the show’s Season 2 premiere.
Come join us at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco—the birthplace of robot combat—to watch the BattleBots rumble while enjoying food, drinks, robo-swag and fun activities.
You can look forward to:
Special edition t-shirts for the first 100 to arrive
Q&A with Lisa Winter and Zander Rose & Reason Bradley, builders of Mega Tento and Bronco
Special guest appearances by the creators of BattleBots, Greg Munson and Trey Roski.
Robot “petting zoo”
Red carpet photo opp with the competition bots
Drinks (open bar for big bots and juice/soda for little bots)
Build a bristlebot and race against your friends
Be prepared for some special *exclusive* content!
Join Autodesk CEO and Chief Maker extraordinaire Carl Bass for a live Instructable session on how to build an autonomous go-kart at the Maker Faire Bay Area. Carl, his son and some friends have rigged their electric go-kart with the guts of a drone, and now it can be driven remotely.
This weekend over 600 teams of high school students competed in St Louis Missouri for the FIRST Robotics 2016 world championship.
FIRST 2016 Winning Teams:
Congratulations to all FIRST participants, students, mentors, schools, teachers, volunteers, parents and sponsors. See you next competition season!
Autodesk sponsored the recent Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics Championship for high school students held from Thursday to Saturday last week at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in sunny and unseasonably warm Portland Oregon. There were 64 high school teams participating from the Pacific Northwest states of Alaska, Oregon, and Washington that had won local district competitions to compete in this event. In addition to the students, parents, mentors, judges, there were many Autodesk employees volunteering at the event. What an amazing and inspiring event to see the robots competing on the field that the student teams designed, built and programmed. Many of the robots even successfully operated autonomously shooting and scoring which is no small accomplishment and involved sophisticated algorithms, logic, and computer vision software code developed by the teens. So humbling and inspiring to be a part of this.
Autodesk’s own recently retired SVP Robert “Buzz” Kross spoke in Saturday’s opening ceremony. Buzz was honored with recognition of his support and participation over the years in FIRTST Robotics. Buzz talked about the benefits of FIRST, how cool it is to work at Autodesk and encouraged the students to apply as interns and as future employees, and some good advice to accomplish your life goals.
Buzz's solid advice to the students:
”Your Next Steps
1. Figure out what you love.
2. Study as long as it is practical for you.
3. Find the companies that do it.”
Autodesk had a student area complete with a castle, computers with Autodesk products for a design contest and learning, BXD Synthesis demos, 3D printers, VR demos with Oculus Rift and Avegant Glyph, a bean bag area for students to relax in, a mentors lounge with the most awesome massage chair I have ever sat and melted into, and so much more. Thank you to all the Autodesk employees that volunteered at the event and especially Andy Sears and Jamie Graham for the student area and activities.
There was a competition to design a castle out of boxes using Autodesk tools and the winners were announced. Congratulations to all entries from teams that participated. It was a great deal of fun.
1st place Team 4980
2nd Team 1983
3rd Team 2910
Here is first place castle design from Team 4980.
The boxes constructed into the castle design and then they were set free to demolish it.
The team I have been working with Team 1540 Catlin Gabel “The Flaming Chickens” placed 3rd in the PNW Championship event with their robot Zuko. They also won the highly Chairman’s Award and will be going to compete in the FIRST World Championship at the end of the month in St. Louis Missouri. What an amazing group of young talented adults.They used Autodesk Inventor to design their robot.
Here is a fine example of Autodesk love shown by high school students wearing custom made Autodesk suits. The students are Bradley and Macks from Team 2046 Bear Metal from Maple Valley Washington that were competing in the PNW FIRST Robotics Competition.
We love your creativity, style of wardrobe, and your fine robot designed using Autodesk Inventor.
A sincere and truly grateful thank you to all the students, mentors, volunteers, parents, sponsors, and anyone that helped. The FIRST Robotics changes lives and will positively impact the world we live in.
Autodesk partner, friends, and Fusion 360 users Made in Space sent the first 3D printer designed for space 2011 is again sending a new updated 3D printer up to the International Space Station this Tuesday, March 22nd at 11:05 pm EST. Keeping with the long tradition of crazy NASA acronyms the 3D printer is named the “AMF” for Additive Manufacturing Facility.
Made in Space is the cutting edge on additive manufacturing in space and it opens up many possibilities to provide an object like a tool to astronauts in orbit when sending something form earth can be expensive and take a lot of time. With additive manufacturing of 3D printing the object can be designed on earth then simply transferred digitally to the International Space Station and 3D printed. Autodesk will be using the AMF to 3D print an astronaut fitness device.
Made in Space’s Additive Manufacturing Facility AMF - Image courtesy of Made in Space
”AMF will print with a wide range of polymers, is designed to last the entire lifetime of the space station, and will be commercially available for any customers on Earth who wish to get select hardware to space faster, safer, and more affordably than traditional launch methods.”
Except from NASA AMF mission page:
“The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) enables the production of components on the International Space Station (ISS) for both NASA and commercial objectives. Parts, entire experiments, and tools can be created on demand utilizing the AMF that is installed into an Express Rack locker location. The AMF is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics.
The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) is a permanent manufacturing facility on the ISS, providing hardware manufacturing services. AMF is twice the size of it’s predecessor 3D printer. The ability to manufacture on the ISS enables on-demand repair and production capability, as well as essential research for manufacturing on long-term missions. AMF allows for immediate repair of essential components, upgrades of existing hardware, installation of new hardware that is manufactured, and the manufacturing capability to support commercial interests on the ISS.
Additive manufacturing is the process of building a part layer-by-layer, with an efficient use of the material. The process leads to a reduction in cost, mass, labor and production time. The ISS crew would be able to utilize the AMF to perform station maintenance, build tools, and repair sections of the station in case of an emergency. The AMF uses an extrusion-based "3D printing" method, which Made in Space has already tested in zero-gravity with successful results. The AMF is capable of producing components from a variety of space-rated composites. This versatility allows for a variety of components and devices to be manufactured, enabling the mentioned uses to be applicable as well as unforeseen uses to be developed.
Using replaceable subassemblies, the AMF is designed so that it could easily be upgraded to add new functionality and manufacturing methods in the future. The AMF is designed to last the entire lifetime of the ISS. The AMF printer is designed to work with a wide range of various extrudable materials including flexible polymers and aerospace grade composites. Designed to operate in an EXPRESS Rack middeck locker, once installed the printer will be easily accessible by crew at all times.”
The high school FIRST Robotics team I have been working with this year participated in the PNW (Pacific Northwest) Wilsonville District competition this past weekend in Wilsonville Oregon. Team 1540 Catlin Gabel got into the later rounds with their robot Zuko (designed in 3D using Autodesk Inventor) making it to the elimination rounds and ultimately winning the 2016 Wilsonville District Chairman's Award.
Wilsonville District Competition Results
What a great event packed with energy and gracious professionalism. Congratulations to all the student teams including the winning alliance of 1425, 4488, and 3711, mentors, supports, and sponsors.
See everyone at the PNW Championships next month!
Team 1540 Reveal Video 2016 - Zuko
The official Team 1540: The Flaming Chickens 2016 robot reveal video for FIRST Stronghold.
Zuko was designed by the students using Autodesk Inventor and built in their lab.
The next competition for Zuko is coming up March 10th to the 12th at Wilsonville High School in the Autodesk sponsored Pacific Northwest FIRST Competitions. http://pnwfirst.org/events/schedule/2016-pnw-dist-3/
Here are some photos from the plan, design, build and program phase. I am so very proud and impressed by these students as they collaborate and involve every team member in the decisions and tasks better than engineering any design firm of adults I have known. These young adults and their instructor Dale Yocum completely humble me.
These young adults will definitely make a positive impact in the world.
If you are getting crashes or visual display issues in your Autodesk software like AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, 3ds Max, Maya etc. it could very well be your graphics driver. After years of reading solutions and reports of problems, the top issue is graphics drivers and the second being you have not installed the latest product updates. In fact recently I was experiencing issues myself after a system update of my laptop which affected my software, updating to a supported driver solved the problem. So before trying a million other fixes, first check and make sure you have an updated and approved graphics driver installed and also your product updates.
Two articles from the past that are still very relevant today:
The start of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 2016 was revealed Saturday with the new game challenge named STRONGHOLD by FIRST Founder Dean Kamem. This years revealed game field is one of the most challenging for the robotics competition of high school students according to the many experienced FIRST participants I have spoken with.
The team worked all weekend long and will be busy for the next 6 build weeks!
Autodesk is a Diamond sponsor of FIRST Robotics and many employees are personally involved in many ways including the Lake Oswego Oregon Office being very active in supporting all the local Pacific Northwest high school teams. Autodesk’s high school interns in the Autodesk Lake Oswego office led by Autodesk employee Andrew Sears developed the open-source BXD Synthesis that allows teams to export their Autodesk Inventor assemblies into a competition simulation environment complete with a physics engine. This allows teams to simulate their robot designs before committing to fabrication to determine how they will do on the course.
Looking forward to all the teams competing and their robots from around the world this year!
Recently I replicated a silver necklace pendant of a very sentimental pinecone using Autodesk Memento which converted standard photos into a 3D model. I then 3D printed the model on an Autodesk Ember 3D printer and plan to then cast in pewter or silver an exact replicae.
The pinecone pendant on a necklace was originally created as a silver casting from the real pinecone given to a mother by her oldest son. It was a really heart warming story why and I wanted to see if I could digitally capture and preserve it in 3D and then we could create something equally special for her son.
I took about 50 photos using my iPhone and then using using Autodesk Memento generated a textured 3D mesh. I then filled any holes and then exported a STL to 3D print on the Autodesk Ember 3D printer.
Now we have a digital 3D model to replicate her necklace in multiple materials and more importantly to digitally preserve the keepsake forever.
Here is the original silver necklace pendant. I placed the clasp of the pendant in a small ball of clay to hold it up while I photographed it.
The 3D pinecone prints from the Autodesk Ember 3D printer.
The goal is to soon create an exact copy of the original pendant for Amy’s son in silver as a special keepsake. They also get the model of the original kept safe for essentially forever digitally to create others.
Creating digital copies of existing objects whether sentimental or complicated is extremely easy with photogrammetry.