Archives for the category: 3D scanners
August 25, 2015
A new Microsoft Research project lets people to create high-quality 3D images in real time, using a regular mobile phone, with about the same effort it takes to snap a picture or capture a video. [Inside Microsoft Research Blog via TheNextWeb]
What this system effectively allows us to do is to take something similar to a picture, but it's a full 3D object," said Peter Ondruska, a Ph.D. candidate at Oxford University who worked on the project while he was an intern at Microsoft Research.y/p>
November 15, 2013
It's available for $320 on Kickstarter, having previously lead a successful funding round on Indiegogo and already smashed its $8,000 funding target on Kickstarter.
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September 18, 2013
Scanning and reproducing objects just got a lot easier now that you can take your iPad out into the world and record the dimensions of just about anything. FastCompany reports.
One of the most interesting applications for 3-D printing is duplicating things you have around the house or office. But to duplicate something, you need a 3-D scanner, not just a printer. While hackers have answered the 3-D-scanning challenge by repurposing a Kinect to take 3-D printer-quality scans, it’s still chained to your desk. But no more! Occipital’s Structure sensor device turns your iPad into a mobile 3-D scanning beast, letting you roam around the world and scan things in the wild to 3-D print later.
August 23, 2013
The BBC reports on Makerbot's new desktop device that can quickly scan objects so they can be replicated using a 3D printer has gone on sale.
The Makerbot Digitizer, which costs $1,400 (£900), will be shipped to the first buyers in October.
August 16, 2013
Quartz on the rise of cheap 3D scanners and copyright violations surely looming ahead.
Just two weeks ago we wrote about the Fuel3D, a device for scanning 3D objects so you can replicate them on a 3D printer, with a proposed price tag of around $1,000. Now MakerBot, the leading maker of desktop 3D printers, is launching its own 3D scanner next week, which is estimated to retail around $500.
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August 5, 2013
One of the biggest obstacles to at-home 3D printing is the difficulty of designing objects to print, but the days of struggling to learn CAD or trawling for templates online may be over. [via Quartz via nextgov]
3D scanners aren’t new, but other handheld devices cost upwards of $15,000. But now, Fuel3D as just launched (and, in one day, successfully funded) a Kickstarter for a handheld, point-and-shoot, full color 3D scanner. That means you can now print anything you can take a picture of—for about $1,000.
The Photon allows anyone to take a physical object and turn it into a digital 3D model on your computer. From there, users can print their file on any 3D printer or online printing service, or use the model you created in an animation or video game.
March 23, 2013
In place of messy resins, the Lantos Scanner inserts a small video camera into the ear. A flexible membrane surrounding the camera is filled with a specially formulated dye and conforms to the ear canal while the camera captures hundreds of images, including pictures of the ear canal in movement, that are stitched together to create a topographical map of the ear canal suitable for 3-D printing.
March 9, 2013
Bre Pettis, co-founder of Makerbot, at SXSW on Friday unveiled a desktop device that can scan small three-dimensional objects. Called a MakerBot Digitizer, it's meant to complement the company's Replicator printer. CNN reports.
The Digitizer uses two lasers and a webcam to scan objects up to about 8 inches in diameter (Pettis brought a small plastic garden gnome as an example.) The process takes less than three minutes.
You can sign up to get information and find out when the MakerBot Digitizer will go on sale. In the signup form.
February 25, 2013
Three-dimensional scanners are expensive – thousands of dollars for industrial models. Now there’s a 3D scanner for your phone, which does many of the things industrial models do for only $300.
The app, Moedls, runs on an iPhone and iPad and uses a consumer-quality laser, a turntable and a simple box to do professional-level 3D scanning. It was invented by John Fehr, an inventor with a number of Kickstarter projects under his belt.
January 5, 2013