[Neuro] 3D Printing Brains!

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Tue May 29 17:27:35 PDT 2012


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So I started reading through the instructibles article and unpacking
ideas into a wiki page:
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/3D_Anatomical_Models

I am not all that excited about the idea of making a mold and then
pouring chocolate in it. I do like the idea of straight up 3d printing
brain models. The expensive printed one in stop 5 is pretty:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Edible-Chocolate-Brain-from-MRI-Scan/step5/3D-Printing/

But the latex mould
(http://www.instructables.com/id/Edible-Chocolate-Brain-from-MRI-Scan/step7/Latex-Mould/)
does have interesting affordances. For instance, instead of printing
the brain as a positive, I could print it as a negative, and then make
the mould a positive, like a latex mask. (ahem, nsfw: www.maskon.com)

I really want to make a model of my partially segmented brain:
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uzKNkaBtZYXOYpO-10w8gdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

As Tom pointed out, this would make an awesome latex mask.

Anyway, what do other people want to do? I think just making little
plastic brains sounds nice.

Also, I am going to need to find a few people who know how to use the
makerbots if we want to do our own printing rather than farming out to
shapeways, etc.

-Kelly


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