From showcase to virtual study piece

Anne Vähätalo, Kaur Jaakma

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference article in proceedingsScientificvertaisarvioitu


In this paper I present how to bring new life into the oldest teaching collection of Aalto University. The collection of mechanical models was made in 1850-51 at the Technical School of Helsinki as final works of the first graduating students. The first phase was to document and add the models to a database before putting them into a showcase. The second phase is to measure and create 3D virtual models (in this case parametric modelling) with the Creo-program as a student exercise in a regular teaching course. The virtual models achieve visual resemblance with the originals but also show the mechanical idea of the working model, which is not possible to demonstrate with actual historical models due to their fragility.
Virtual models are going to be used as a part of teaching in future, just as the original models were used from 1850 to the 1920’s. But they are also going to be seen on the CAD-course presentation and the website of History of Industrialisation as a means of promoting university heritage. By doing so, the project is a part of mapping the extent of remaining teaching and research collections of Helsinki University of Technology and promotes this work in practise.
OtsikkoEnhancing University Heritage-Based Research
AlaotsikkoProceedings of the XV Universeum Network Meeting, University of Hamburg, Germany, June 12-14, 2014
ToimittajatGudrun Wolfschmidt
JulkaisupaikkaHamburg, Germany
KustantajaUniversität Hamburg
ISBN (painettu)978-3-7345-2751-7, 987-3-7345-2752-4
TilaJulkaistu - 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaUniverseum Network Meeting: Enhancing University Heritage-Based Research - University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Saksa
Kesto: 12 kesäk. 201414 kesäk. 2014
Konferenssinumero: 15


NimiNuncius Hamburgensis - Beiträge zur Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften
ISSN (painettu)1610-6164


ConferenceUniverseum Network Meeting


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