MakerBot announces Digitizer an home 3D scanner for the masses

By on March 12, 2013

For those who lost it: Makerbot industries announced at SXSW in Austin few days ago that they will be realeasing a Desktop 3D Scanner:

In perfect MakerBot/SXSW fashion, Bre unveiled an early prototype of the newest addition to our 3D ecosystem, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner. This is a product we have been eager to develop, because it’s the perfect complement to our Desktop 3D Printers. You can use it to jump start a design using an object in the real world. You can archive your possessions or save your kid’s play-dough sculptures.

via MakerBot Digitizer: Scan To Print In No Time. A cheap and efficient desktop 3D scanner will be a turining point for home 3D printing. Unfortunately, the recent strategic choices made at Makerbot industries don’t leve much to our hopes to see this in opensource. Enthusiasts of 3d Scanning shall stay tuned since, in the next few days, we are going to release a post which will explain hot to use an hacked Kinect for this 🙂

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