3D Print NYS Map Pin Hole Viewer


NYS Eclipse Path 3d print

If you have access to a 3D printer, you can print a pinhole viewer in the shape of New York State with the path of the eclipse highlighted. Pinhole projectors are great ways to watch the partial phases of the eclipse. A USA Map version produced by NASA can be found here.

To use your 3D-printed projector, have your back towards the Sund and the 3D print above your shoulder. Have a piece of paper or other material nearby to act as a screen. You will see an inverted image of the Sun projected onto the screen.

It has been recommended that you enlarge the file by 175% on their slicer before printing and make the infill 30-40%. It will be about 6 inches in diameter when they enlarge it. The text turns out better when the file is larger.

This file was created by Mike Adriaansen from NYS Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.