March of the Fossil Penguins

Fossil penguin discoveries and research

Test Penguin #1

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In an earlier post, we saw the Bruce penguin being scanned at MakerBot.  Now for the test – will the scan print out correctly? We decided to start small, with this three inch tall version. It looks a little like a penguin cookie awaiting frosting, but the beak, flippers, and feet came out very well. Soon, we will give it a run at full power and see if we can create a perfect life-size replica!


Written by Dan Ksepka

January 5, 2015 at 11:34 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I want one!

    Paul Brinkman

    January 5, 2015 at 12:02 pm

  2. Paul, you can buy replicas at the Bruce Museum gift shop starting January 20th!

    Dan Ksepka

    January 5, 2015 at 5:27 pm

  3. […] museum partnered with MakerBot to print mini replicas of the penguin to test out the technology, and eventually created a full-size version. To create the larger […]

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