123D Catch

I’ve been playing with Autodesk’s 123D “Catch”

http://www.123dapp.com/catch

It’s a free app that transforms sequences of still images into a 3d model of an object.

Here’s a sample video I did:

It does the processing “in the cloud” – in conjunction with a client-side application.… (read more)

Hanford Site Tour

In early August I took a tour of the Hanford Site located near Richland, Washington.

Hanford was created in 1943 to produce plutonium for nuclear bombs. Operating until the late 80’s – its 9 nuclear reactors produced enough material for 60,000 weapons.

The tour encompassed … (read more)

Radiation Exposure Levels

I’ve been collecting a number of (relatively) low-level radioactive samples for use with my cloud chamber project.

Now that I’ve been playing with the stuff for a while – I figure it’s time to get a better understanding of radiation measurements so I can … (read more)