New, improved 3D Lab at Haaga-Helia

Hello again, and all the best for 2017 to all my readers! Just before Christmas, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Suomen 3D-ratkaisut Oy (an importer of 3D printers) entered into a partnership. It stipulates that the University will get five printers and an amount of filament every year, and …

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Teaser for next project: Arduino-driven 8mm film scanner

I’ve been rather busy of late, so I haven’t had time to deliver the second part on the 3D scanner – sorry about that. But here’s a little teaser to keep your interest up: In this video you can see how the Arduino drives the servo, which runs the film …

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3D Scanning with Autodesk’s 123D Catch

I’ve been a little busy lately, what with the new curriculum at Haaga-Helia being introduced and whatnot, but I’ve also managed to do something I have wondered about for a while already. I found a piece of software, Autodesk’s 123D Catch, and it seems to work really well with my …

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Greetings from Denmark

This blog entry comes from Copenhagen. Our university, Haaga-Helia, has for ten years been involved in an international IT seminar for students, and this year’s seminar is #9 in the series (2013 was such a messy year for all participating universities that we decided to skip it that year). The …

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CeBIT Trade Fair 2015, Day 3

On Wednesday we hopped on the commuter train 8 again in the direction of Messe Nord. It’s very handy to have the hotel right by the railway station from which the trains leave for CeBIT and also for Hamburg tomorrow. When I see men in lederhosen with traditional musical instruments, I …

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CeBIT Trade Fair 2015, Day 2

Another sunny day here in Hannover. We went to the fair around ten this morning, and I started from halls 1 and 2. Mostly filled with IBM and other very large companies, but it was interesting nevertheless. IBM was trying to get back into academic co-operation (apparently Microsoft has ousted …

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Happy Hacking Day 2014 a success

Yesterday, Feb 11th, was the day of the 2nd Annual Happy Hacking Day at HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences. The word ’hacking’ has a notorious sound to it. That is due to the early days, when so-called black hat hackers broke into computer systems with malice and forethought, and caused …

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