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Meeting recap (6th of October)

To keep you up to date we would like to introduce of pending and active processes of the project.

Currently we are focusing on two main subjects: production techniques (Jorinde and Irene) and image processing (Sander and Kotryna). For the first one we plan to publish a page later today which will be updated as we gather information. For the second, we have already posted an overview, but since we are still waiting for the trial versions of some of the programs a second article will follow.

As expected, we are lagging with the step “CT-scans to .stl”. The reason for that is the low quality of already produced .stl files and inability to open the .dcm files.

Our plan A is to finish with it today or tomorrow depending on the outcomes from the trial versions of the program. Then on Thursday make the individual models of object “Harry” with production technique ideas. We will pitch them to each other on Friday morning, hopefully resulting in 2-3 final ideas which will be sent for production in the same afternoon. Most important notes for the preparation of these pitch files are:

  1. Thinking about the ability to produce
  2. Retaining the historical footprint
  3. Trying to make smart joints between different materials, since the current holes have very rounded corners (also a part of 1.)

Plan B would come into action if we cannot get the .dcm files to work or the quality of the scans is very low. This would lead to post-processing of already prepared 3D files of object “Dobby” to make the surfaces smoother and the break lines sharper. That would mean that we would loose a lot of data: including the micro-scans, which would be used for the comparison of all the scanners that we used. Yet we would still follow up the plan A from Thursday by shifting it 4-5 hours.

In conclusion, even though we are slightly behind primary schedule, we have received valuable insights in what programs to use and what to expect of them. Moreover, even if we loose the .dcm files, we would still be able to produce what we strove for in the beginning: just the final model would be less spectacular.

Keep your fingers crossed for us and till Thursday!

Introduction

Welcome to the logbook of the research project Augmenting Prototypes: Smart Replicas. This project is a part of half year bachelor program “Advanced prototyping” in TU Delft.

Smart Replicas is the result of a collaboration between Archaeological department Amsterdam and design studio Maaike Roozenburg. The latter supervises 4 students preparing material for this blog.

The focus of the project is the usage of CT scans to recreate and analyse repaired and/or unusable archaeological findings of everyday use.The aim of this is to replicate and improve given objects, while not losing the historical footprint. In other words, the blog will revolve on modern techniques of digital and physical reproduction.

The simplified planning will follow the scheme provided below. Each set of steps will be described in a weekly report, which will complimented with an occasional review of the field.

Project Approach

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