Andrew Sink got an MRI scan of his brain. Being able to look inside ourselves with such ease is a HUGE scientific achievement, or as Andrew put’s it: “Living in the future is pretty cool, right?” One more part of living in the future was getting to take home a CD filled with data on his own brain. What to do with that? Andrew figured there must be enough data to create a 3D printed model.
Finally, with the help of 3D illustrator and artist Cindy Raggo, a final 3D printable model was created in netfabb. The final model was printed bright pink on an Afinia H800 printer using a relatively low resolution for quick printing. Even still, the life-size print took a full 49 hours.
Getting a life-size model of your brain? Worth it:
Got an MRI scheduled in your future? Andrew encourages people to take home their included data CD and put it to use. See his full tutorial to make your own at Sink Hacks.
(via Sink Hacks)