Next week there are multiple events commemorating and celebrating the 50th of the Apollo 11 mission and the first human walking on the surface of the moon. There is also a fun event on the 18th with Adam Savage.
"Project Egress" Build event next week. A Collaboration with Adam Savage and Tested.com
July 18, 2019 at 11:00am at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. FREE
This hatch was constructed based on a 3D scan project with the Smithsonian Digitization Office and Autodesk. Check out the video here. This was a highly accurate and detailed scan of the command module “Columbia” using several advanced technologies such as photogrammetry, LiDAR, and 5 different types of structured light technology to create a full 3D digital twin of the command module from the billions of points to study as well as preserve it.
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 CAD model the functioning components that make up the various intricate mechanics of the hatch using Autodesk Fusion 360 (free for students). By importing the scan model for the hatch, produced by the Digitization Program Office, he was able to directly measure features and components in order to create accurately-sized parts. For more complex parts, such as the gearbox mechanism that allows astronauts to open and close the hatch, he referred to copies of the technical drawings created by North American Aviation in the late 1960s
Autodesk employees Jonathan Odom and Joe Jastreboski are working on the fabrication of the ‘plunger’ part of the hatch at Autodesk’s Technology Center in San Francisco to be sent to DC for Adam Savage’s build. The hatch’s components are being fabricated using various mediums and techniques by 44 artists and fabrication shops. These components will come together during a live build at the National Air and Space Museum in DC on July 18th.
I will be attending this event, care to meetup in DC? Email Me