Author Archives: Michael Anderson

New Developments in the Desert

The Desert Star flower harvesting/restoration in the Desert diorama has been productive. The tiny flowers were completely remodeled with new flowerettes and new (hairy) leaves. We finished about 200 flowers, with about 4 leaves per flower. Collin and I opened … Continue reading

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More on the Scorpions

After the sodium hydroxide bath and power-washing at the CEID, the spray paint adhered beautifully to the printed scorpion and will provide a secure foundation for oil or acrylic paint. Note: Stratasys has a website that covers how to paint … Continue reading

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Some Success with Small Specimens

Collin and I set up an appointment with Chelsea Graham at West Campus to try out her Artec scanner. We were told that this is the next level scanner up from the David scanner we already have and it might … Continue reading

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Printing Insects, Printing Small

I am beginning to think about the next new horizon with which to use our 3D scanning/printing station. The bird models for the Connecticut Bird Hall are getting close to being completed and I will shift my focus to the … Continue reading

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3D Update

The 3D work on the birds for the Connecticut Bird Hall continues to move forward. I thought I would write up an update on the latest work and post some photos. We are scanning study skins from the Ornithology collection. … Continue reading

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Digital Project Accomplished!

The final four digital sandpipers were approved and installed this past Tuesday, April 11. Also, the Merlin carving is finished and awaits paint (and feet!).

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Three D Experiments

Collin and I are wrapping up our Blended Realities grant proposal to produce four different species of sandpipers from one scan of a taxidermied bird. Today, he is painting the final touches on the last one, the White-rumped Sandpiper. When … Continue reading

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