The Models and Resources

All of our models and resources are published under a creative commons license.

If you want to lean more about how the models were made or use our code to create your own models, read our technical blog posts here.

All Models and Lesson Plans

The follow materials are available on the Tactile Universe’s Google Drive:

  • 20 STL files for the galaxy models
    • M51 u-band & i-band
    • M61 u-band & i-band
    • M86 u-band & i-band
    • M88 u-band & i-band
    • M100 u-band & i-band
    • M109 u-band & i-band
    • NGC 2549 u-band & i-band
    • NGC 4305 u-band & i-band
    • NGC 4449 u-band & i-band
    • NGC 5257 – NGC 5258 u-band & i-band
  • 20 STL files for the galaxy model name plates
  • STL file of the Milky Way
  • STL file of Orion
  • 2 STL files for a holder to put the models in
  • Blender 2.79 install files
  • Custom Blender plugin used to create all the STL files
  • 3 Lesson plans and presentations
    • Two for key stage 2
    • One for key stage 3
  • A list of materials needed to run all three lessons
  • The Tactile Universe Logo
  • Offline versions of all the technical blog posts

Models Currently Available on Thingiverse