Just spotted that MakerBot have announced that they’ll be launching a 3D scanner later in the year. Not sure whether the choice of object to demo it on was significant but, for those who remember a particular South Park episode, it does bring to mind the problem that the gnomes always had was ‘step 2’. That’s going to be the key to 3D printing taking off I think.
Image from Makerbot Inc.
- MakerBot Unveils Desktop 3D Scanner Prototype (makezine.com)
- MakerBot unveils ‘Digitizer’ 3D scanner (wired.co.uk)
- MakerBot unveils its most disruptive tool yet: The Digitizer 3D scanner (venturebeat.com)