I hope you are either planning to attend at the National Air and Space Museum or watch the live stream of the #ProjectEgress build with Adam Savage.
Read more here https://airandspace.si.edu/events/project-egress-build and https://www.tested.com/science/space/880604-announcing-project-egress-project-national-air-and-space-museum/
Jen Schachter and Andrew Barth worked into the evening to get as prepared as they can get for this complicated build of many parts some 3D printed, some machined, and some sourced.
Autodesk’s employees Jonathan Odom and Joe Jastreboski fabricated the ‘plunger’ part of the hatch at Autodesk’s Technology Center in San Francisco. Using high resolution 3D scans of the hatch captured inside the National Air and Space Museum, engineering student Andrew Barth was able to reverse engineer and model the functioning components that make up the various intricate mechanics of the hatch using Autodesk Fusion 360 (free for students). Andrew Barth used data from a 3D LiDAR scan done a few years ago by Autodesk and the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office.
Its going to be an action packed build of hundreds of parts requiring precision which will make for creative solutions on the fly.
Want to build your own hatch? Click to view a 3D model of the Apollo 11 Command Module Hatch and make your own! autode.sk/Apollo11
I hope to see you at the event tomorrow morning in person or in the livestream.
Update 3:59am PST 6:59am EST (need coffee so bad):
The #Apollo50 #ProjectEgress Build at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will be streamed live in just over 4 hours at 11am EST at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/8j3ZHU7kdge/pop-out Join Adam Savage, Jen Schachter, and Andrew Barth as they build the hatch live. This is going to be fun!
The Apollo 11 Command module was captured in 3D a couple years ago by Autodesk and the Smithsonian Digitization Project Office. Recently the hatch was reverse engineered from the scan data in a detailed Autodesk Fusion 360 3D model.