Using light to describe the ancient world

3D printed moa bone

A 3D printed moa bone held next to a screen shot of the 3D digital version. The 3D moa bone can be viewed at The moa bone was 3D printed by Tim Carr, Chief Ninja of Mind Kits (twitter: @mindkits). The moa bone was made available for scanning by Neville Hudson at the University of Auckland Geological Collections. is a digital gallery that allows you to explore some of New Zealand’s fauna through 3D models, wildlife images and audio. I add content to both and illuminatingfossils (although has been receiving a little more attention lately…).

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