Kalani Kirk Hausman

3d Printing, Makers and the world of Technology

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Apparent wave/particle duality of photons.

Apparent wave/particle duality of photons.

Energy propagates at a fixed velocity through a vacuum, designated as C. Experiments with light indicate the apparent duality of a photon’s state – light will act in a wave-like or a particle-like manner depending upon the conditions of the experiment. In one such experiment, photons take all possible routes to their destination (wave-like) unless forced to take only a single path (particle-like)…

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3D Modeling at AggieSTEM Summer Camp

3D Modeling at AggieSTEM Summer Camp

During the 2014 AggieSTEM Summer Camp at Texas A&M University (TAMU), I had the opportunity to teach 3D Modeling (CAD) ahead of our 3D Printing courses so that the student’s ideas could be represented virtually on the computers and then fabricated into existence!

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The Educationdepartment at TAMU did a great job in providing equipment, software and facilities for these classes, which were noted in…

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WIG Hovertrain: Innovation Takes Time

WIG Hovertrain: Innovation Takes Time

In 2012, I wanted to share my idea for a form of rapid transportation that uses magnets for propulsion and the wing-in-ground-effect (WIG) for suspension above a track. Various “hovertrain” ideas using air suspension have been examined since before I was born, but are still being explored today as well. I have spent many years studying the variations others created before my own “eureka” moment,…

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3D Printers at AggieSTEM Summer Camps

3D Printers at AggieSTEM Summer Camps

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For my 3D Modeling and 3D Printing classes in the AggieSTEM Summer Camps at Texas A&M University, MakerBot printers were used in the 3D Printing classes in combination with the SketchUp CAD software and TinkerCAD.

The older Replicator 1 was damaged due to frequent transportation between schools and across the Texas A&M Universitycampus (which is under construction), but one of the other teachers…

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AggieSTEM 3D Printing Summer Camps

AggieSTEM 3D Printing Summer Camps

Texas A&M University’s AggieSTEM program is conducting multiple STEM summer camps, including subjects such as Robotics, Horticulture, Coding, Multi-media Design, and the two sets of classes I was asked to teach: Computer-Aided Design and 3D Printing, based on my experience in the SOLID Learning educational workshops and in writing the book “3D Printing for Dummies” with Richard Horne (@RichRap).…

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