National exhibitions of Leonardo's drawings: Ulster Museum in Belfast, N. Ireland

The nationwide ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing’* exhibitions mark the 500th anniversary of his death. As part of the Ulster Museum‘s programme of events in Belfast, centred around their exhibition of Leonardo’s Drawings’ the Museum’s Education Officer organised workshops on 25th and 26th April on 3D modelling for 3D printing. The two one-day workshops were for teachers, designer makers and students and used Anarkik3D Design haptic 3D modelling programme. Workshop for school teachers The first workshop was for school teachers to experience haptic 3D modelling. The haptic sensation, as 3D virtual touch, makes Anarkik3D Design easy to access as no previous experience of 3DRead More →

SlideShare presentation for #shemakes, a GirlGeekAcademy event in Melbourne, Austratia, 10th Sept 2016. Here is more information on each slide: Slide 1. My story: a career move from designer jeweller to running a software development company. The move seems a big leap but is really a very straight path helped along the way through collaborating with super techies and computer scientists and demonstrates the value that STEAM collaborations bring to innovation. Slide 2. My jewellery business specialised in using refractory metals such as titanium and niobium. Refractory metals are not easy to cut by hand but laser cuts them like butter and the technology madeRead More →

Nessie-coat-hook Designed using Anarkik 3D Design, 3D printed on an Ultimaker2. Here is a story about creating a nessie-coat-hook. This came about because BlackCountryAtelier posted a blog about designing a coat hook for 3D printing. Their design instructions for the kids to do in the class was very functional – but boring! So I pretended to be an uninhibited 10 yr old and set about designing a coat hook within one class teaching period, at the most 2. Probable took about 40 minutes, may have been less. It was fun and I have created a visual to ‘scroll down’ with screen captures of the design process and photos of theRead More →