June 9th, 2011

old-skool: science!

Baaaaaby spacecraft

Thrilling news of the day: The mechanical workshop have printed me a set of scale models of the Cluster spacecraft. They're for my interactive in the Aurora Explorer exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition. They were done on the rapid prototyper, a 3D printer that builds up pieces from thin layers of plastic. My baby spacecraft were assembled from five printed sections, as shown below.

Baby Cluster, prior to assembly with superglue.

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