Smithsonian Artifacts in Scannable & Printable 3D

The Smithsonian Institution has begun to put some of its 137 million items into online 3D downloads. They can be examined in 360º and downloaded to be printed in 3D!

From a Tlingit Dakl’aweidí Killer Whale Hat

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To Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1, Glamorous Glennis:

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To a full Woolly Mammoth skeleton:

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To the Wright Flyer:

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To the Revolutionary War gunboat the Philadelphia:

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Or a model of the remnants of supernova CasA:

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Or a beautiful Chinese (Shang dynasty, ca. 1100-1050 BCE) ewer in the form of an elephant with masks and dragons:

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Or a plaster model of the Greek Slave,
by Hiram Powers, 1843 (used to replicate it in marble by Italian craftsmen)

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How about an Ecuadorean orchid Embreea herrenhusana:

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Or the type of flight suit Amelia Earhart wore on her solo flight across the Atlantic:

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I got a bit carried away with these screen caps but there are many more you can explore, including whale fossils,  the recently found Jamestown reliquary, or 2 Abraham Lincoln masks from just before the beginning:Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 7.58.44 PM

and end:

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At each page you can click on the page icon on the left for a caption and explanation of the artifact. Read more about the project here.

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