[Neuro] 3D Printing Brains!

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Tue May 29 17:34:47 PDT 2012

Also, Chris, would you be up for releasing your dicoms to public
domain? I think I'm going to and Liz mentioned she'd be up for it.

Anyone have opinions on licensensing / file hosting here?


On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 5:27 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
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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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