The Puppet Lab
The puppet lab came into our posession when Professor Aurora Valentinetti
retired, and the Department of Drama stopped teaching puppetry.
Oddly enough, the lab has retained its name after moving twice.
We could not conceive a better name.
The lab (including adjoining control room) contains:
- seven PC workstations (including dual and quad core) with double screens
- four linux fileserver/webserver machines
- two map servers servers
- three prominent web servers for GIS data
- a heavy duty SDE server (tucked away in the soundproof server room)
- quad-core ArcGISserver Server
- a linux ISIS interplanetary workstations
terabytes total disk space, including RAID5 and RAID6
- 11" × 17" scanner (and a big scanner downstairs)
- good B&W and color laser printers
- 13"x19" color inkjet printer.
- a handy laptop
- 3D blinker glasses
- full suites of compilers
- full ArcGIS package
- ENVI for image-processing
- Silcast software for rectifying and building DEMs from ASTER images
- Adobe photoshop and illustrator
- a strong suite of open-source GIS tools.
- 20 map drawers
- portable optical stereo plotter
- two stereoscopes
- ceiling-mounted digital projector and screen
- overhead projector (No longer a popular item)
- conference table
- personal storage space for students
- Harvey and Amir will answer your questions
Facilities include a wet lab for sample & sediment analysis (e.g. sieving, wetting, drying, litho-sectioning) plus an experimental bean-slope flume. There is a storage room for field gear, which includes two laser assisted total stations (fast accurate surveying of field sites), a GPS system, laptop computers, digital range finders, digital inclinometers, pygmy & full scale current meters, assorted data loggers, pressure transducers, water level indicators, tools, and hardware.