Posts Tagged "robotics"

3D Academy: CAD/DNA Project with Oahu Middle School Students

January 25, 2012

At 3D Academy we firmly believe that “while you teach, you learn.” We love getting out into the community and helping students learn about technology. This week were we at an Oahu middle school for two days working on a CAD/DNA project.

Project: Students utilized 3D CAD to design and develop their own DNA structure. While this process could have been done with traditional methods, the use of technology and 3D CAD allowed them to visualize how the nitrogen bases are attached to each other and allowed them to see the entire DNA helix in a three dimensional orientation. Going forward, students will have the ability to create renderings of their designs to present as class or group projects.

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Top 5 Robotics Trends of 2011

December 14, 2011

We found this Design News article to be very informative and wanted to make sure we shared it with our followers. There have been some amazing innovations in 2011 and we cannot wait to see what 2012 will bring!

The five most important robotics trends of 2011 enable volume manufacturing and aim at further integration of robotics with machine vision and automated systems. Some of the trends outlined discuss very targeted applications, from bomb sniffing to baggage handling, but the developments in each are relevant to other, sometimes very different, types of applications. These developments concern both the design of robots themselves and the systems in which they work.

Full article can he found here.