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Desktop 3D scanner goes on sale
« on: August 22, 2013, 08:22:21 PM »
Makerbot Digitizer: Desktop 3D scanner goes on sale



A 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. Demand for the machine appeared to overload the company's store when it went on sale on Thursday evening.

The Digitizer is the latest product looking to bring 3D printing to mainstream technology users - but experts are skeptical.

Wave of the future - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23795303


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Re: Desktop 3D scanner goes on sale
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 09:57:12 PM »
It's a bit pricey. You could do similar with a fixed camera, lazy susan (or some spinner), and 123D Catch.
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Re: Desktop 3D scanner goes on sale
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 05:23:57 AM »
It's a bit pricey. You could do similar with a fixed camera, lazy susan (or some spinner), and 123D Catch.

Cool, can the file be used in 3D printing from the 123D Catch?

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Re: Desktop 3D scanner goes on sale
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 07:59:53 PM »
Oh, yes, it can. :) I've linked to a video specifically for MakerBots, but it's the same process, really. Basically, you make the object, export to STL, and then make the GCode from that.

Autodesk 123D - 3D Printing your 123D Catch with a MakerBot
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Re: Desktop 3D scanner goes on sale
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 09:46:25 PM »
Talked with a buddy of mine who does 3D stuff a lot. He said (and I agree) that photo scans are notoriously bad. He said something about a laser line and camera to do it better. I searched and found this:

DAVID 3D Scanner


Fixed the link for you, dude, it was dead.

Thanks, DB, I must've typed it in wrong. :)
« Last Edit: August 26, 2013, 06:12:02 PM by Masked Dude »
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