ECE Senior Electronics Technician Jesse Cross and MSEL Assistant Director Shawn Simone both have their assigned 50-pound MakerBot Replicator 3D printers running on their kitchen tables. Senior engineering technician Matt Brown figured out the basement was the best place to muffle the printer’s regular “beeps and boops.” And Engineering Technician Josh Postell tucked his in a spare bedroom… Read More »
Nurses have built a national network of volunteers that has helped deliver more than 10,000 face shields to frontline health care workers, first responders, and other essential personnel throughout Michigan and across the United States. “Operation Face Shield” is centered on the idea of using 3-D printers to address the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment.
A new tool employing augmented reality (AR) developed at the School of Information (UMSI) simplifies and shortens the physical-to-digital process for mobile app interaction designers. ProtoAR, developed by Michael Nebeling, UMSI assistant professor, allows designers to work with physical prototypes using paper and clay such as Play-Doh, then easily transition to digital prototyping using their mobile phones’ cameras.… Read More »
Experience how archaeologists use augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 3D thru hands-on exhibits highlighting web technologies, Oculus Rift, Hololens, and 3D displays. This event is part of “Into the Third Century: The Past, Present, and Future of Michigan’s Archaeological Museums”, a graduate and undergraduate student symposium sponsored by the Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup, in conjunction with the… Read More »
Because of the vibrations caused by their operation, today’s 3-D printers operate very slowly, often taking hours to complete a small object. A new software algorithm developed at U-M allows printers to deliver high-quality results at speeds up to two times faster than those in common use, with no added hardware costs. According to Chinedum Okwudire, associate professor of mechanical… Read More »
Biographies often explore the lives of great men and women, but how should we publish the memoir of a great building? And how might archaeologists write a narrative of that building for the public to more easily interact with? A new digital publication from the University of Michigan Press and its accompanying online archaeological object database answers these questions… Read More »