Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio: Highlights of World MakerFaire New York 2014!

Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio at World Makerfaire New York 2014

Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio at World Makerfaire New York 2014

I brought some prints of the Makerfaire crew that I scanned last year

We brought some prints of the Makerfaire crew that were scanned last year

I even got to 3D scan Dale Doherty, Make Founder, as well as much of this year's crew as well.

We even got to 3D scan Dale Doherty, Make Founder, as well as much of this year’s crew as well.

A class from Queens College came by- they had built a scanner based on my hardware designs which was also on exhibit

A class from Queens College came by- they had built a scanner based on my hardware designs which was also on exhibit

I scanned the guys from SeeMeCNC, whose scans may say something about their relationship... They responded bu

We scanned the guys from SeeMeCNC, whose scans may say something about their relationship… I was an original indieGoGo backer of their Rostock Max campaign and got a kit that never quite turned into a fully operational 3D printer. They took pity on me and generously gave me one of their working floor models at the end of the weekend- Thanks Guys!

Naturally, my scan of them was the first print on their machine!

Naturally, our scan of them was the first print on their machine!

Dale Doherty, Make Founder

Dale Doherty, Make Founder

The guys from the NYFD went out to get their full gear to get scanned in. It caused a little stir on the crew's walkie talkies when they returned carrying hoses!

The guys from the NYFD went out to get their full gear to get scanned in. It caused a little stir on the crew’s walkie talkies when they returned carrying hoses!

We even scanned the GhostBusters!

We even scanned the GhostBusters!

We made a bunch of portraits of couples like my friends Jim and Winnie

We made a bunch of portraits of couples like my friends Jim and Winnie

A number of dancers happened to come by to pose as well!

A number of dancers happened to come by to pose as well! We’re just starting to dig in and clean up files so there’s ton more to come, but these were definitely a few highlights!

The booth was very well received and won four awards so we were all quite happy!

The booth was very well received and won four awards so we were all quite happy! The first two ribbons were for the 3D Printed Luna Park exhibit and the second two were for Scan-A-Rama 3D!

Scan-A-Rama 3D’s Luna Park: “Best in Class” at World Makerfaire New York 2014!

The dust is settling after our triumphant show at the 2014 World Makerfaire New York! It’s been quite a week. Here’s some highlights of the last few days:

Starting Thursday, I began moving the 3D printed Luna Park out of the Coney Island Museum

Starting Thursday, I began moving the 3D printed Luna Park out of the Coney Island Museum

There were over 300 3D scanned  and printed people in this box!

There were over 300 3D scanned and printed people in this box!

I knew the show was going to be great when I saw my cart #!

I knew the show was going to be great when I saw our auspicious cart number!

It took all day friday to get the install done

It took all day friday to get the install done

We had a great place at the base of the spiral stairs inside the Hall of Science!

We had a great place at the base of the spiral stairs inside the Hall of Science!

I was very pleased with the dramatic lighting!

I was very pleased with the dramatic lighting!

Luna Park looked great!

Luna Park looked great!

It was nice to get Coney Island USA and the Coney Island Museum some props at Makerfaire too!

It was nice to get Coney Island USA and the Coney Island Museum some props at Makerfaire too!

I was beaming at all the attention we received!

I was beaming after receiving the “Best in Class” Award at World Makerfaire New York 2014!

Loading out Sunday night was hectic but ran smoothly

Loading out Sunday night was hectic but ran smoothly

And now Luna Park is safely back in the Coney Island Museum!

And now Luna Park is safely back in the Coney Island Museum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luna Park’s Electric Tower- ALmost Ready for #3Dprinting !

My first model of the Electric Tower was designed in SketchUp and lacked the ornate detail of the original Luna Park architecture. that’s why I chose Zbrush as the software to model Luna Park with. The software allows for the kind of detail the original park had. Furthermore, the tower that is currently featured in the Thompson & Dundy’s Luna Park: 3D Printed by the Great Fredini installation at the Coney Island Museum (and coming to World Makerfaire New York this weekend) turned out to be the wrong scale. I’ve been hemming and hawing about remodeling it with better detail, but its finally ready for 3D printing. The tower changed from year to year so I’ve opted to create one of the most ornate versions of it that existed circa 1907 with the dolphin fountains at the base. This model is likely to take over a month to print as it needs to be approximately 7′ tall- I’ll have to cut it up into blocks that will fit on my printers and then assemble them.

The Big Electric Tower- almost ready for 3D printing

The Big Electric Tower- almost ready for 3D printing

World Makerfaire New York, 2014, Here We Come!

Luna Park's Electric Tower- Under Reconstruction

Luna Park’s Electric Tower- Under Reconstruction

Its now been a year since the Scan-A-Rama Kickstarter campaign completed. A huge thanks to all of you who made it possible! For those of you who have yet to come see the Luna Park installation at the Coney Island Museum, or who need to be scanned for your rewards (you know who you are!), please come visit us at World Makerfaire New York next weekend, September 20 and 21. I will also be giving a presentation on the project in the Hall of Science’s large amphitheater on Saturday Sept. 20 at 5:30pm.

Its been a while since I’ve updated you- I left my job of 17 years in May and am trying to pursue a career of 3D scanning and printing, so this summer has been busy! I have barely had any time to focus on the Luna Park model and am trying to get back into that. The main tower that is currently on view in Coney Island is too small and needs to be created at about seven feet tall! So I’m slowly working on it, trying to do it justice. Last night I made some good progress on the tip top of the tower, which I’m going to share with you here. I had hoped to get this printed by Makerfaire, but at least I’m making progress!

Okay, that’s it for this update, I hope to see you at Makerfaire next week!

Last Night's Efforts- a more ornate top!

Last Night’s Efforta- a more ornate top!

A close up on the top's ornamentation

A close up on the top’s ornamentation

Young Love in Coney Island!

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to make 3d scanned portraits of two young couples from Staten Island. It was very sweet to see young love at work. I’m quite pleased with these scans and will be printing them today. They were young but the girls were hopeful about them one day being used as a wedding cake topper! MikeJessica2-PRINT

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