By Dr. Jeff Meldrum Idaho State University
So you found some prints and now need to cast them, but need some ideas on how to get started. Here are the basics to making your own authentic Sasquatch track casts.
While Casting Tracks is still a great way to get a good copy, in the event you are not able to carry all the plaster and such in your hiking pack there are some new technologies we discussed with Dr. Meldrum on our February 2017 Podcast regarding 3D Scanners.
The excellent feature of these new gadgets are there pack weight and the battery life. If used actively, scanners can last up to 4 hours, and if on standby, more than 1000 hours (a lot of time in the field without having to carry water which weighs down your pack).
A good 3D Sensor’s frame is made of good-quality anodized aluminum, which provides an optimum temperature for the precision optics placed inside. iPads are not the only device compatible with this gadget, but also any other iOS device which has the possibility of using the Apple Lightning connector. Occipital also stated that they will provide drivers for various platforms, such as Linux, Android, Windows and OS X.
Let us know your favorite material or how you like to cast prints in the comments below or email us. We'd love to hear from you.
By Chanelle Elaine
CMO, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.