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MIT 3D Scanning Solution Uses Low-Cost Kinect to Produce High-Resolution Imaging of a Tyrannosaurus Rex Called Sue

MIT 3D Scanning Solution Uses Low-Cost Kinect to Produce High-Resolution Imaging of a Tyrannosaurus Rex Called Sue

Anyone who thinks that the lion is king of the beasts obviously hasn’t taken a good luck at a Tyrannosaurus rex lately. However, since the T. rex has been extinct for a pretty long time, and Jurassic Park is unlikely to become reality, today you can only see models or skeletons of the great dinosaur. 3D printing […]

Anyone who thinks that the lion is king of the beasts obviously hasn’t taken a good luck at a Tyrannosaurus rex lately. However, since the T. rex has been extinct for a pretty long time, and Jurassic Park is unlikely to become reality, today you can only see...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable, which was very popular, I’m sure in large part […]

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable,...
Apple: Possible 3D Laser Scanner for iPhone 8, with Facial Recognition, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing Potential

Apple: Possible 3D Laser Scanner for iPhone 8, with Facial Recognition, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing Potential

As Apple’s plans for breaking into the 3D industry continue to confound, small bits and pieces have been thrown out to tease us over the past few years. We’ve tried to imagine what an Apple 3D printer might look like, along with getting all excited about their in-house use of 3D printing and recent foray […]

As Apple’s plans for breaking into the 3D industry continue to confound, small bits and pieces have been thrown out to tease us over the past few years. We’ve tried to imagine what an Apple 3D printer might look like, along with getting all excited about their...
Microsoft 3D Builder App Now Available on Windows Mobile Devices and XBox One Consoles

Microsoft 3D Builder App Now Available on Windows Mobile Devices and XBox One Consoles

Microsoft joined the wonderful world of 3D printing in 2013, when they announced the release of their 3D Builder application for Windows 8.1 machines. The app allows you to load, view, manipulate, and 3D print right from your PC. In 2014, Microsoft integrated Kinect into 3D Builder, to enable users to perform DIY full body color scanning. 3D […]

Microsoft joined the wonderful world of 3D printing in 2013, when they announced the release of their 3D Builder application for Windows 8.1 machines. The app allows you to load, view, manipulate, and 3D print right from your PC. In 2014, Microsoft integrated Kinect...
i.materialise Offers Tutorial: Produce Color Scans with Microsoft Kinect & 3D Builder, Prepare for 3D Printing

i.materialise Offers Tutorial: Produce Color Scans with Microsoft Kinect & 3D Builder, Prepare for 3D Printing

Like many, if you haven’t used Microsoft Kinect or 3D Builder, you’re probably curious. While we hear about both and have probably glimpsed them in broad strokes, now we can find out the details on how to really use them thanks to i.materialise, and you’ll find this especially helpful if you are looking for ways […]

Like many, if you haven’t used Microsoft Kinect or 3D Builder, you’re probably curious. While we hear about both and have probably glimpsed them in broad strokes, now we can find out the details on how to really use them thanks to i.materialise, and you’ll find this...
The Digital Hand: Using Kinect to Create 3D Printed Furniture and Objects

The Digital Hand: Using Kinect to Create 3D Printed Furniture and Objects

Parametric is a favorite word among the digital design community. In fact, one of my colleagues at the university and a good friend of ours used it so often that six years ago, my two-year-old daughter would walk around calling everything parametric. It’s a fancy way of saying ‘something that exists in relation to a […]

Parametric is a favorite word among the digital design community. In fact, one of my colleagues at the university and a good friend of ours used it so often that six years ago, my two-year-old daughter would walk around calling everything parametric. It’s a...
USC Researchers Working on Free Gaming Avatar Program Using 3D Scans

USC Researchers Working on Free Gaming Avatar Program Using 3D Scans

A University of Southern California research team has revolutionized modern communication by including users as part of its software. Individuals can now scan their own faces and bodies, upload these features into a simulation, and create a personal avatar. These personal avatars have applications in gaming, and they can also be used in police training and military programs. No doubt this will become […]

A University of Southern California research team has revolutionized modern communication by including users as part of its software. Individuals can now scan their own faces and bodies, upload these features into a simulation, and create a personal avatar. These...
MIT Media Lab: New Algorithms to Harness Polarized Light for 3D Printing from Smartphones

MIT Media Lab: New Algorithms to Harness Polarized Light for 3D Printing from Smartphones

Everything in life and work is better if you’ve got a smooth rhythm going. But according to MIT, soon it’s going to be all about some serious new moves with algorithms–and polarized light–to help us get our groove on more conveniently with 3D printing–and other technology–in the future. Inspired by previous works and studies regarding […]

Everything in life and work is better if you’ve got a smooth rhythm going. But according to MIT, soon it’s going to be all about some serious new moves with algorithms–and polarized light–to help us get our groove on more conveniently with 3D...
Turn 3D Photos into 3D Pop-Up Cards Using a Kinect or Asus Xtion 3D Camera

Turn 3D Photos into 3D Pop-Up Cards Using a Kinect or Asus Xtion 3D Camera

As 3D photography becomes cheaper and more appealing to average users, people are finding all sorts of new ways to use the technology. Primarily it tends to be used in industrial and business applications. However, in the last few years makers have been turning things like the XBox Kinect into a makeshift 3D scanner, or […]

As 3D photography becomes cheaper and more appealing to average users, people are finding all sorts of new ways to use the technology. Primarily it tends to be used in industrial and business applications. However, in the last few years makers have been turning things...
German Hardware Hacker Creates Kinect-Based Portable 3D Scanner

German Hardware Hacker Creates Kinect-Based Portable 3D Scanner

Mario Lukas is a German maker, hardware hacker, and tinkerer, and he decided he wanted to build a low-cost, mobile, Raspberry Pi2- and Kinect-based 3D scanner. Kinect is essentially a fusion of technology developed by a subsidiary of Microsoft Game Studios and on technology from Israeli developer PrimeSense. That company developed a method of interpreting […]

Mario Lukas is a German maker, hardware hacker, and tinkerer, and he decided he wanted to build a low-cost, mobile, Raspberry Pi2- and Kinect-based 3D scanner. Kinect is essentially a fusion of technology developed by a subsidiary of Microsoft Game Studios and on...
XYZprinting Announces Handheld 3D Scanner With Intel’s RealSense Camera for Just $299

XYZprinting Announces Handheld 3D Scanner With Intel’s RealSense Camera for Just $299

Once 3D printers became more and more affordable, all eyes turned next to the 3D scanner. Just a mere matter of months ago, it would seem, that this particular piece of equipment was still cost-prohibitive. Soon though, with need being the greatest motivator behind many new creations, numerous makers and tinkerers began constructing and providing […]

Once 3D printers became more and more affordable, all eyes turned next to the 3D scanner. Just a mere matter of months ago, it would seem, that this particular piece of equipment was still cost-prohibitive. Soon though, with need being the greatest motivator behind...
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