Due before Sunday – Semi-weekly reflection (10/19)
Wow – this class is the most diverse I’ve taught yet! We have people building their own games, researching App writing, using at least 5 different websites for studying, and generally coming up with great stuff. Keep it up! Take a look around every now and then, too, to see what the other players are doing. There are some really neat projects shaping up around our little world.
Curiously, although I have 20 players in my classroom, I only show 15 on the boards. That means 5 of you didn’t complete this quest properly. If you look at the leaderboard and don’t see your name in Block B, go back to that quest and finish it properly, today. The reaper is coming…
You probably already know that precision 3D models are used on a daily basis in Formula 1, football, movies, fashion, videogames and much more? Metrology is a branch of science dedicated to determining the most suitable methods for obtaining quality measurement of different magnitudes. Would you like to find out the level of metric quality you can obtain in a 3D model built with your own cell phone or tablet?
If you enter this free competition, you will be using equipment well known to all: smartphone or tablet, and a computer. You’ll learn the basics of the photogrammetric technique. This methodology will allow you to build scaled tridimensional digital models of simple objects and it will only take you two afternoons of study to master it. You’ll practice, analyze your results, draw conclusions, improve the quality of your 3D models and try to win the championship.