Monthly Archives: December 2009

NDSU Minard Hall Collapse Animation.

NDSU posted some official information about the collapse, though of course the back-channel email communication is far more interesting. I made an animation from their webcam images. Note particularly the steam in the stairwell — the steam heat in the … Continue reading

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Photosynth of NDSU’s Minard Hall Collapse.

Photosynth is a “Photo Tourism” application that lets you seamlessly navigate all 728 high resolution images I took of the Minard Hall collapse. Requires Microsoft Silverlight, sorry. Don’t miss the “Collapse of Minard Hall” post below, featuring enormous high-res panoramas … Continue reading

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Videos of NDSU’s Minard Hall Excavation And Collapse.

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DIY Book Scanner Graces Instructables Top Ten Most Viewed. has announced their “Best of 2009” winners and the DIY Book Scanner Instructable was in the top ten in the category “Most Viewed”.

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The Collapse of Minard Hall at NDSU.

Recent construction-related excavation work on Minard Hall caused the North face of the building to collapse, exposing faculty offices and engineering incompetence in one fell swoop. Minard Hall (formerly Science Hall) has a concrete foundation which rests on a bed … Continue reading

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A Future Picture Tutorial, Parts 1 and 2.

Matti and I just published two tutorials on Instructables. . The first introduces the field of Computational Photography, and motivates the project. The second shows you how to simulate our Large Light Field Camera Array with a single camera Enjoi.

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Wired Article on DIY Book Scanner Project.

Priya Ganapati wrote an article about the DIY Book Scanner project on Wired Gadget Lab, a column dedicated to emerging technologies. I’m particularly pleased to see this quote from Pam Samuelson, who I had the pleasure of meeting at D … Continue reading

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