Above : Incomplete 3D printer tests (MakerBot Replicator 2x)
Initial tests look promising, but we are getting incomplete prints – not sure why yet, although I suspect writing data to a DropBox enabled back-up folder may have corrupted original data.
Many thanks to Brenton Hilbig, a Junior Industrial Design student for helping me print the above – I was attending a competition at the time.
Further analysis / design modifications view-able here.
Purchased a BOGEN 3047 tripod head.
I had discussed mounting options with Spheron UK and also KU’s photo technician, Bruce Wagman. Bruce has been great, as he is extremely knowledgeable and was able to show me one of the mounts, to verify its suitability.
Quite hard to find, as its an old design. Essentially though, I can use this to facilitate mounting system onto stock Mannfroto tripod solutions.
Additionally, this particular design allows the SceneCam cable connector to be inserted / accommodated through the mount (without modification).
I could have attempted a 3D printed mount, but the cost of the Spheron SceneCam system makes that too risky an option – if mount breaks, it could damage the extremely expensive equipment and / or museum exhibits also.
September 30, 2015 Rapid Mount
I also purchased an Manfrotto 625 RC0 Rapid Mount, as this is a more compact version of Bogen 3047 head.
This saves about 5 additional inches on overall height, the downside being I will need to create a custom interface. The interface will allow:
- SceneCam connector to be fitted to camera
- Attach system to a tripod – in customizing above head to fit cable, it will destroy the original 3/8 thread for tripod mount
Speaker as part of the BIM Pulse conference, 2015 hosted at Edwards campus.
The focus of my presentation was the Spheron SceneCenter software, as the conference pre-empted current research materials.
I therefore ran through a SceneCenter demonstration I have built up on the Studio 804 / CDR Building.
October 2015 is the month within which scanning can take place with two key external parties.