Higgs-Boson Particle

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Higgs-Boson Particle by MakerBot Aug 3, 2012

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Sure, we are a bit later than the scientists at CERN, but we found one too! Make your very own replica of the Higgs-boson particle. This fella is a scale model 1.40x10^23 to 1 scale model by mass.

1.26 GeV = energy
c = speed of light
e=mc^2 gives m = 126 GeV/c^2
1 GeV/c^2 = 1.783×10−27 kg
mass of h0 particle = 2.24 x 10^-25 kg
mass of h0 made on my MakerBot = 31.5 grams

ratio of mass of MakerBot model to one detected in the Large Hadron Collider:
31.5g/(2.24x10^-25 kg) = 1.40x10^23:1

A couple of these are hidden around New York near our current office in Boerum Hill, and two are in the Baltimore area. They are in geocaches, and need your help to make their way over to the geocache at the Large Hadron Collider!


Created by Todd Blatt


Limbs and letters are press fit into place.


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The Unfortunate Irony of the whole thing is the instant they discover the HBP, it will probably eminate from a black hole that the collider creates, which will then instantly swallow up the entire world and the rest of humanity, plunging all this matter into the black hole and coming out the otherside in another universe as a big bang. And, in another 5 billion years, the same thing will happen as those beings develope particle colliding technology; and on and on in an endless cycle.-- or Not?

Printed fine. I did have to do a little sanding to get the parts to fit. Anyone else making this should be careful when putting in the legs. If they're too tight a fit do not try to twist them in, you'll just end up shearing them off. I used 10% infill you might be able to decrease your chance of shearing with a higher infill.

For some reason I get slicing errors on the "H".

Replicator Defaults worked.