Laser Cut Contour Maps

This is a tutorial on creating a laser cut contour map using Ordnance Surveys OpenData. I cut the map using a K40 laser with an upgraded smoothie board. I think the contours provide a pleasing and interesting aesthetic. The maps work best when you are featuring a section of coastline! Get the Data…By: surfershort Continue(…)


Real-world Minecraft Maps

Have you ever wanted to farm pigs in your school? Or fill the local pool with TNT? Or soar gracefully over your local park which is full of skeletons?This software allows you to create real places as Minecraft maps for you to explore and remodel as you see fit. It uses Google maps and LIDAR(…)


How to Design 3D Population Maps Using Tinkercad

Ever wondered which state has the most amusement parks? Or what about something more serious, like which provinces have the highest percentage of people suffering from poverty? Whether you are teaching about the Electoral College, energy consumption, or immigration, one way to "make it real" for stu…By: Tinkercad for Education Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring(…)


CNC Data Maps for a Kinesthetic Climate Change Exhibit

At the SWEET Lab at Portland State University, we’re building interactive exhibits to give students and lab guests a window into our field: Development Engineering. The field is focused on using engineering skills and tools to help solve problems like lack of access to clean drinking water, safe sa…By: TaylorSharpe Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring(…)