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Squirrel and Dayton Appear at 3D Print-A-Thon

There has been a lot of hype about 3D printers in media over the past while. Of course the Squirrel Project has a couple of 3D printers so was invited to the Ottawa 3D Print-A-Thon. The event was very successful. I presented the idea of using 3D printers to perfect the propellers. Of course many fans of the Squirrel Project showed up and a couple of keen kids made a couple planes. I cooked up a Dayton myself.

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Model airplane workshops in a school using an overhead

I was invited to help kids make some Squirrels at a school.

My contact Robert had an innovative idea of using an overhead projector and a camera so the kids could see the steps close up. This is a brilliant idea and is much better than the way I was doing it. I think with some refinement this could be the ultimate technique.

As you can see below, it was a large group!