• Question: What equipment do you tweak with

    Asked by ryankerr to Dan on 16 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Dan Veal

      Dan Veal answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      I get to play with lots of cool stuff! One i use is a laser tracker – basically a robotic head which spins 360 degrees around with a laser coming out of it, it looks a bit like a gun turret shooting out laser death rays.

      What it does it measure the position of the head (what rotation angle it’s at) and the distance to the thing you’re shining the laser at (like say, a carbon fiber piece of an airplane wing) and from that it measures the XYZ 3D position in space, very cool!