The tools on this page are spin-offs from several scientific drilling projects, including 'Suigetsu Varves 2006' (http://www.suigetsu.org/index.html), 'Suigetsu Varves 2014', and 'Comparative Studies on Ancient American Civilizations' (http://dendro.naruto-u.ac.jp/csaac/). If you want to purchase any of the products, or for any other questions, please contact Takeshi Nakagawa by Email (nakag(at)fc.ritsumei.ac.jp).
Computer programs developed by Takeshi are here.
- PolyCounter special keyboard:
- 'Biwako ver.2' portable core image scanner:
- YouTube video (https://youtu.be/RwADdRv2hrw)
- 2017 AGU Poster
- Biwako ver.2 is only available as a kit for DIY lovers (who own a 3D printer - sorry, this is a must). A complete package of materials, stl files for plastic joints (to be produced by a 3D printer), and full instruction will be yours at 72,000 JPY (or 670 USD or 570 EUR) plus shipping cost (purchase order). N.B. The kit does NOT include camera, 3D printer and filaments.
- Lumix GX850 (or its Japanese equivalent GF9): compact camera recommended for Biwako ver.2.
- Plastic and wooden parts: 'Loose' and 'Tight' versions (with different clearances for joints)
- Aluminum angles (cutting strategy): ppt, pdf
- User manuals:
- DIY instruction: (Ja, En)
- Assembly manual: (Ja, En)
- Operation manual: (Ja, En)
- Microsoft Image Composite Editor (Free software for panoramic composition): Web link
- Panoramic composition sample pictures: zip
- Sediment slicers:
For further information and sales inquiries, contact the author:
Professor Takeshi Nakagawa
Research Centre for Palaeoclimatology, Ritsumeikan University
1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 JAPAN
Last updated: 12 Sep., 2019.