A 3D Scanner You Can Take Anywhere
If the 3D printer is to be the next ubiquitous appliance, then it follows that the world needs a handheld portable 3D scanner to go with it. Designers Isaac Blankensmith and Kyle DeHovitz collaborated on just such an item.
At the Rhode Island School of Design, Blankensmith and DeHovitz developed the Armada 3D scanner, which uses two 18 megapixel cameras to capture the visual data of any physical object. The structure is then put into a file which can then be altered in modeling software.
The device is sleek, simple, and has the potential to digitally capture the entire physical world, piece by piece. Get enough of them out there and we’ll have a virtual Matrix world to retreat to in no time.