by Amanda Davis
When you walk around in public spaces carrying a Trimble R10 RTK over your shoulder, you get asked a lot of questions!
For the past two summers, myself and a group of researches have used the Trimble R10 to take location and elevation measurements of landscape features in salt marshes throughout Massachusetts. Sometimes we are at Audobon sites sharing space with birders, sometimes we are near roads or in what seems like someone’s backyard, and sometimes we are just off of someone’s favorite walking path. Regardless of who we cross paths with – birder, driver, homeowner, or hiker – we always get asked about the R10 because it looks so sleek yet complex! Sometimes we are asked “What are you doing?” or “What is that?” or our favorite, “Are you making a movie?!”.
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As part of this spring’s BCT 420 and ECO 620 courses (both taught by Alex Schreyer, BCT Program Director), students will explore making and digital fabrication, which will inform a curriculum pilot study by the University of Texas on this topic. The UMass library has been chosen as one of several collaborators nationwide and will guide the local implementation of this study. Continue reading “Students in BCT’s 3D CAD & BIM course participate in library project on maker competencies”
We enjoyed a second round of training in Trimble’s GNSS R10 receivers, Trimble Business Center, and some of our other tech. This all happened over UMass’ Thanksgiving break holiday and was led by Waypoint Technology’s Harry Schultz. Below are some of the images… Continue reading “Trimble tech training, round two”
Our first round of Trimble tech training mainly covered the TX 8 and Realworks. Led by Trimble’s Ian Warner, faculty and students learned how to 3D scan buildings and environments. See below for images… Continue reading “Trimble tech training, round one”