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earlier this year I worked with the National Air and Space Museum on a

special build to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission we

called it project egress and it was a life-sized replica of the Apollo 11

command module hatch or door using 3d scanned data and original technical

drawings from the Air and Space museums archives an incredible engineering

student named Andrew Barth modeled every single intricate mechanical component of

the hatch using fusion 360 that detailed digital model of the hatch was then

separated into individual mechanical components which Jen Schachter the

project manager of this entire process sent out to more than 40 different

makers all over the world each of them replicated the piece in their preferred

medium and I assemble it with an incredible group of makers live on the

floor of the Air and Space Museum on July 18th here's how the build went hey

it is game day I am in the moving beyond Earth gallery at the Smithsonian Air and

Space Museum they have generously donated the space to us today to do this

build and we're ready all of our helpers are in place all 45 boxes from all the

contributors including a giant crate from Microsoft are here they've made it

through the mails and in about 10 minutes we're gonna start building a

command module hatch and hopefully if about eight hours you'll be seeing a

piece to camera from me very grateful maybe a little sweaty and satisfied with

our results

oh great okay hey these two look like the holes line up yeah that's definitely

how it works and they made like people made these beautiful pieces and

enclosures for them so I think one of the next things we're gonna do is pull

the Microsoft base and door frame out of their crate that's the biggest part

that's the anchor of this thing but still there's whatsapp etiquette just to

look inside oh wow so none of these have this hasn't been assembled each one is

just and it's there's some aluminum and there's some 3d printing that's amazing

this is from intermediate educational campus at Waynesburg so right now we're

unboxing all the parts and labeling each of them with their part ID numbers so

that we can locate them in the total assembly bottom middle bellcrank which

is that's this one or that one that one this one we're sure certain it's the

middle right Baker Ripley Fab Lab which is part number 12 we're good dude

oh and there's an NFC tag in here which if you hold your phone up to it points

to the project page on the Smithsonian website so it'll permanently be tied to

the project sophie was amazing

apparently this part was sent to a hundred thousand feet elevation before

it was sent to us a level of specificity that is truly magnificent oh my goodness

this is like unboxing an Apple product yeah oh my god there's more than one

that's beautiful it's got you got with actual balls that's fantastic and then

what is this oh they're slides it is in slides of them making this that's

amazing oh wow yeah and they're all Oh with all of their images I got to put

this bag that is incredible oh that's beautiful this is a one of the hinges

made by Jimmy to Resta hardwood and brass

I mean the degree to which every single contributor deeply engaged with these

parts and then put their own stamp on it is super inspiring and seriously

unwrapping these boxes is like the greatest Christmas ever

oh this is Ryan nagata's

dude classic Ryan the gotcha the stamps are all correct and even there even a

little bit crappy like slightly not quite perfect he went to visit the real

hatch and took extensive close-up pictures because he knew at some point

he would be making a replica is it is it like MDF yeah it's a machined it's a CNC

machined MDF

bursting and higher layers of film Oh

so right now they're unpacking the main hatch frame this is what all the pieces

of hardware are going to attach to and it's really exciting to see it in person

we've seen pictures and it's absolutely beautiful from the cardboard model we

literally assembled one of these out of Amazon boxes to look at that's that

Wow I might have actually got ciao

I didn't expected you that right no bubbles or anything nope

what okay maybe one here's a question how do you align a hole that you can't

see with my flashlight point it through there Oh genius yeah


oh yeah by all means

movement we have our first engineering problem which is too close tolerance we

expected this got a part that's maybe

15,000 you guys to come over and watch us build all the time that was lovely

I'm bright welcome to oddly satisfying

no yeah yeah just a little bit oh just a little bit it seemed easy that's awesome

yes here I'm gonna fix that right now

I'm assembling the outer handle right now which is multiple pieces that slot

together Andrews over there working on the

gearbox which is a pretty massive assembly it's gonna take them a little

while and Adams over here putting the window on to the inside of the hatch so

what when you cast things they can tend to

shrink and when Ryan they got to cast this beautiful window shroud it shrunk

about 10% which meant that only 10% of the holes to line up

so I was able to get about eight screws across the top the rest I had to use

very high bond double stick and then I am literally gluing in sliced off the

screw heads to complete the look at this point it's whatever works

how's it going Jen ah let's go in I think I can I can bolt on the outer

window frame I have one stubborn bolt that won't go through on the outer

handle that maybe you could work some magic on sure I totally will and the

Bell cranks okay

all our bags

a couple of these parts are built literally so that they could probably go

on the actual door and this is one of them this is the most beautiful look at

that oh my god a masterpiece I think the women we sort of like to at least two

hours three I think technically so where it will be don't watch me at this time

when one lines up perfectly I'm like oh thank you right so we're a little

nervous about time and because of that we pulled in lots of makers that are

here that actually made pieces to help us build this thing on stage so right

now Kate and a Stephanie and Sophie and Mel are all helping us to find all the

hardware for each piece and then map out where it goes onto the door and we're

gonna begin attaching it all as soon as that's ready we've got the window in

both sides we are working on all the linkages there's a whole bunch of

linkages linkages all the way around the outside perimeter that are very self

similar but they're all slightly different so there's a team working on

that I've just gotten jimmied orestes hinges mostly mounted I have a little

bit more solidifying to do of this one but that'll happen later in the day and

this beautiful part is in and fit so it feels like we're going good but I'm not

feeling optimistic just yet I'm not allowing that so yeah so they're all and

the hardware is all ready to go so we can just hand them to you one by one and

you just boop-boop-boop let's start doing it okay awesome

so it should be thank you yeah this is our piece yes

right Andrew they always face outward because the linkages are around the


right now I'm feeling pretty optimistic we've got 75 80 percent of our outside

linkages installed and it's exceeding my expectations

it is a calico exquisite corpse of a collaborative construction and it looks

like it looks like we're gonna finish on time again folding off my full optimism

for a minute you know we're all gonna write our little names inside of one of

these or something so many of the builders are here instead all of them

yet just really little places all the way around great the alignment

awesome awesome yeah so we can start we can start putting them on the actual

mechanical function of sing which we'll go over and a little bit it's kind of

mind-blowing but really 90% of the parts are on and the screws are all fitting so

there we go yeah just forced my way past it and we

that's why do we strip the screw enough yeah three six very you were ready send

me in coach


we are like two or three linkages away from being done and frankly I think

we're all a little surprised how well it's gone despite a bunch of difficulty

in alignment which is totally to be expected we can have 45 different

makerspaces building parts for a thing to be honest our fit and finish has been

way better than it should have been for that kind of dispersed construction and

we're close to the end

this is a very best part oh you're peeling off oddly satisfying oh yeah

like a pro huh all right let's try that I adjusted my eyeball right like that

crying it's done

please give a huge round of applause to Jen's Schachter who shepherded

a hand for all the makers president who contributed to this beautiful object

again seriously a hand for the Smithsonian for allowing a bunch of

makers to come in and mess up the joint

and Andrew Barth took a scan from the Smithsonian of this hatch that was

basically like a surface scan and somehow in his brain figured out how all

these linkages worked and threw them all in like I don't know two months ahead

for Andrew

and then also a bunch of our extended tested family came to this so please

give a hand to them for helping us out Ryan Zoey mal Hey

okay now I'd like all the makers who contributed to come up on stage and sign

their work please if you would at Industrial Light & Magic whenever we've

built a large spaceship which we stopped doing after episode 1 Star Wars but

before that they've built lots of spaceships and whenever you did it was

always with like 7 to 20 people and when you were finished with the spaceship

everyone signed in some discrete parts so I guarantee you on the 5 foot

Millennium Falcon on display there's 20 signatures hidden throughout the thing

and on every other star warship and this one's no different it's part of

spaceship 45 builders participated we're all gonna sign a little signature here

and I'm gonna give it the start here we



there it is 45 contributors 10 helpers 8 hours and one command module hatch that

is as we've been saying all along at calico exquisite corpse of a

collaboration and I could not be more blown away by how it came out it

exceeded all of my expectations including more parts fitting than I

thought would fit together I find that I love making stuff in front of people

like there's a very different kind of stakes to it and also an audience

interaction I've done a lot of stage stuff but this is something wholly other

and the way the crowd gets involved with the build and the way the group of us

putting the build together gets involved with the crowds in motion it's something

really unique as is this beautiful new piece and new member of the

Smithsonian's incredible collection in this palace of stories

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