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Wednesday, 30th December 2009

A Large (and We Mean Large) Database of Blueprints

Our friend and colleague, Tara Calishain, Founder and Editor of ResearchBuzz, provides word of a cool database containing thousands (37,000 to be exact) of blueprints.

In fact, that's the name of the database: The Blueprints Database.

Tara writes:

You can do a keyword search but the front page gets you started off right for browsing with pointers to all kinds of categories including trucks, planes, science fiction, ships, tanks, and even humans. I chose the “WWI Airplanes” category. That got me a list of subcategories breaking the planes down by country (the countries with the most planes were England, France, and Germany.)

Tara also points out that unregistered users can only see blueprints 500x500 in size. She goes on to say that she couldn't gain access to many blueprints (independent of size) as an unregistered user. However, once registered Tara accessed full size images (ie. 4009×5288).

Btw, we also registered for the database and it took no more than 30 seconds.

The Blueprints is not a new database (we found it in The Wayback Machine back to April, 2006) but thanks to Tara C. for sharing it with all of us.


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