This Friday, May 10th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Kyle Gomboy of G23D Studios who will present about his latest work involving virtual spaces, 3D printing, Unity3D, and the “No School or Good Cause Left Behind” initiative underway to produce a set of 3D tools and cloud based web services to allow non-profits, teachers and students open source, free access to create and innovate their own ideas pertaining to the use of 3D as an educational and innovation tool.
About Kyle Gomboy:
Kyle “G” of G23D Studios is a former aerospace test and measurement engineer for RF Microwave/Millimeter wave components that have been used on such platforms as the Cassini space probe, F22 Raptor Superfighter, Space Shuttle and geostationary satellites such as GPS to name a few.
For such projects as deep space probes, military applications such as phased array honeycomb radar systems and similar complex electrical and electronic systems he found 3D visualizations to be crucial and universal in understanding such information and educating users on assembly, purpose and functionality.
G2 was launch in early 2000 as the modern internet was forming in order to facilitate global access to such information by anyone needing remote (telemetric) control and data acquisition from all manner of sensor and control (SCADA) devices. Starting with a project that implemented ultrasonic, radar and mechanical bulk fuel monitoring devices integrated with ESRI GIS mapping and route planning software, Kyle found a distinct need to combine physical world data with centralized visual display software for efficiency and security of fuel distribution companies in Florida USA.
Today G23D pioneers and combines the same concepts of touching the real world from the virtual with 3D tools and platforms such as Unity3D and LabView. Hospitals, manufacturing plants and even moon and galaxy based rovers are on our virtual RADAR for merging with 3D worlds and ad hoc applications.
Currently G23D has four major in-house projects underway including the Virtual Manufacturing Plant, Virtual Hospital, Virtual Engineering and The Telemetric Robot. These projects have caught the attention of other similar companies and individuals who have brought G23D their own ideas to produce and thus revolutionize the way we interpret and analyze data using 3D.
Join us in Second Life!
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, May 10th, 8:30 AM PDT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
- 8:30 am Introductions
- 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
- 8:45 am Mentors Central
- 9:00 am Featured Presentation: Kyle Gomboy
- 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.
Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir