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Scaling up production and working with resin

As part of our STFC funding we made 20 kits of galaxy models.  Early on we realized that 3D printing all the galaxies would take over 20 weeks of non-stop printing, so we started looking into ways of mass producing our galaxies. To help with this process we partnered with Ted Turnbull who is part … Continue reading Scaling up production and working with resin

Meet the Team: Cordi Scott (Public Engagement Advisor)

About me I have recently taken on the role of Public Engagement and Outreach Manager at the ICG, University of Portsmouth, while Jen Gupta is on maternity leave. Before moving to the ICG I was the Engagement Officer at the School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent. I’ll be using my skills and experience of … Continue reading Meet the Team: Cordi Scott (Public Engagement Advisor)

Meet the Team: Jen Gupta (Public Engagement Advisor)

 About me I am the Public Engagement and Outreach Manager at the ICG. This means that I am responsible for the outreach and public engagement programme for the Institute, running our schools physics outreach programme in Portsmouth and supporting our PhD students, post-docs, and academics to engage members of the public with their research. I … Continue reading Meet the Team: Jen Gupta (Public Engagement Advisor)

Meet the Team: Coleman Krawczyk (Technical Lead)

About me I am an astronomer turned data scientist working the the ICG.  When I am not working on Tactile Universe I work as a developer for the Zooniverse focusing on data aggregation and a little bit of front-end work. For the Tactile Universe I act as Technical Lead, that means I figure out how … Continue reading Meet the Team: Coleman Krawczyk (Technical Lead)

Meet the Team: Nic Bonne (Project Lead)

About me I am a blind observational astronomer from Australia. After finishing my PhD in 2014, I moved to the UK and soon discovered that I actually enjoyed leaving my office to talk to people about astronomy more than I enjoyed staying in it, stuck behind a computer writing code and papers. I also realised that … Continue reading Meet the Team: Nic Bonne (Project Lead)

Tactile Universe receives significant funding from STFC

We are delighted to announce that the Tactile Universe has been granted a prestigious Nucleus Award by the funding body STFC. This funding will allow us to roll out the project across the UK, making our 3D tactile galaxy images and other resources available to any child with a vision impairment in the country. More … Continue reading Tactile Universe receives significant funding from STFC

6. How to slice the models and print them

When slicing our models for printing we use Simplify3D, but most of the settings we talk about will be available in any slicing software. Orientation of the model on the print bed With STL files in hand it is now time to print you models.  The first thing you have to do is make sure … Continue reading 6. How to slice the models and print them