Tuesday, December 2, 2014

3d History Project/Contest

Here's a great opportunity I just saw on Twitter from an organization called 3D Vermont.  I've seen what students in Hartford, VT did with this and it's really impressive (see the video below).

In their words:


Hidden within the small valleys of Vermont are historical treasures - beautiful buildings with a past as rich as their architecture. Using the 3D modeling software Sketchup and 3D printing technology, the Town History in 3D Competition will bring Vermont historical buildings and their amazing past to life.

High School and middle school students from around the state will be challenged to work in teams to research and recreate 3D models of historical buildings in their area. In the process they will uncover and document the history of buildings and create a multimedia presentation to accompany their printed 3D models.

All completed models and their accompanying multimedia presentations will be entered into a statewide spring invitational showcase where they will be judged for their technical mastery, architectural accuracy and historical research and presentation.
More info is at  http://3dvermont.org/

Here's what Hartford did: