If you love to learn about fossils and human ancestors then this is the perfect resource. A couple years ago Autodesk (including myself) and Dr. Louise Leakey of the Turkana Basin Institute started this project of placing the lab and some of its amazing fossil discoveries online for everyone to share. The project has gone from just viewing and reading scientific information to view the specimens in 3D allowing rotating to more updates recently where you can even exporting a 3D print model of a specimen. Most of these models were created using Autodesk technology like Autodesk ReCap Photogrammetry, edited in 3ds Max, Maya, Memento, 123D Make, as well as some laser scanning.
Check out the Virtual Lab It's free and a great learning experience http://africanfossils.org
Make sure to try scrolling to the left and right to look around the lab.
Let's select a specimen from the table and then read about it, view in 3D and then download a model to 3D print or print a 2D pattern to assemble your own 3D model from cardboard.
Viewing and reading about the specimen such as where it was collected and scientific meta data
I can select to download model to 3D print or to print a pattern to assemble your own from cardboard
"What is African Fossils?
African Fossils seeks to increase public knowledge about prehistory by harnessing modern technology. Through digitizing otherwise inaccessible discoveries, African Fossils is dedicated to creating a growing repository of 3D models of significant fossils and artifacts, thus making them freely accessible to all. By allowing members to share their 3D printed creations, we hope to aid teachers, students and enthusiasts to exchange ideas and to be inspired to think about our tenuous place on the planet."
Having seen the actual lab and fossil specimens in Kenya in person were amazing but this virtual lab gives you a similar experience without the lengthy travel to Kenya.
There are more updates in the works so keep checking the site.