Meet the Maker: Theodore Anastasoff

By Kristen Lomasney

Eighteen-year-old Theodore Anastasoff is studying for a dual-degree in physics and mechanical engineering at Saint Mary's College.

Eighteen-year-old Theodore Anastasoff is studying for a dual-degree in physics and mechanical engineering at Saint Mary's College. Before working on his part -- a gearbox output bottom linkage assembly -- he hadn't 3D modeled since a class three years ago!

Read more about Theo and his role in Project Egress.

Bio: Theo Anastasoff is attending Saint Mary's College of California to study for a dual-degree program for Physics and Mechanical Engineering. He is an 18 year old with an aspiration to become a skilled engineer by completing projects like Project Egress and building a 1 meter by 1 meter Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Pen Plotter for an independent study for his high school.

Artist Statement: "When I got the email inviting me to collaborate on the project, I was ecstatic. I hadn't 3d modeled since the class I took three years ago so I was excited to utilize these old skills I once possessed. We, being the collaborators for the project, have completed the parts needed to build a hatch door for the Apollo 11 Space Command Module in one month and was built by a team of three to four people in roughly five hours.

Through struggles and failures, we have advanced our technology in unfathomable stretches and to witness makers complete the model at the Smithsonian makes me realize the power of the community of builders. To say this is just another project is an understatement, but a monumental event that is branded in the history of America, at least to me."

PART #25: GEARBOX OUTPUT BOTTOM LINKAGE ASSEMBLY

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