Switch SCE to AUX – Apollo 12 averted disaster

Apollo 12 was struck by lightning during the launch. All power was lost, the computers all crashed and things looked bad. An engineer remembered the signal conditioning electronics (SCE) auxiliary switch. The switch was flicked. The computers rebooted and the main power cells came back on line. The mission went on to be a success.

More here: https://www.vice.com/en/article/xyw4kz/john-aaron-apollo-12-curiosity-luck-and-sce-to-aux

I’m going to 3D print it and do something with it. Not sure what yet. I’ve just always loved this story.

SpaceX Starship Model Kit

Sometimes I make things in 3D I wish I could have in the real world. Somebody buy me a 3D printer please?

Blender 2.8: A bit hard surface practice

I haven’t had much time recently to get up to speed with Blender 2.8. While waiting for a casserole to cook, I thought I’d model the first thing that came to hand.

Ok. Another mechanical keyboard

People love these 40% keyboards. I don’t know how functional they really are.
Anyway, here’s a NASA themed one.

So… I have a new obsession

So… I have discovered mechanical keyboards.  I couldn’t resist rendering ones I want to have.

Testing Blender 2.79 features.

Testing out some of the features of Blender 2.79;  Shadow catcher, Micro-displacement and Principled BSDF material.