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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...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2016

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2016

3D scanning is a rather broad term that includes several different types of technologies and processes, but in general it is the process of capturing real world data and converting that data into a 3D model. It has been used for years in industrial and commercial applications ranging from surveying construction sites and taking accurate […]

3D scanning is a rather broad term that includes several different types of technologies and processes, but in general it is the process of capturing real world data and converting that data into a 3D model. It has been used for years in industrial and commercial...
Orbbec Releases Open Source SDK to GitHub for Their Astra 3D Camera Technology

Orbbec Releases Open Source SDK to GitHub for Their Astra 3D Camera Technology

When Orbbec was founded back in 2013 their goal was to develop intelligent computer-driven 3D cameras capable of reacting to their environment, and their users specific needs using gesture controls. The result of their years of hard work is the Orbbec Persee which has recently made a splash on crowdfunding website Indiegogo, where it has […]

When Orbbec was founded back in 2013 their goal was to develop intelligent computer-driven 3D cameras capable of reacting to their environment, and their users specific needs using gesture controls. The result of their years of hard work is the Orbbec Persee which has...
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...
Xbox Kinect + 3D Printing + a Super 8 Camera = 1 Unique Video

Xbox Kinect + 3D Printing + a Super 8 Camera = 1 Unique Video

I remember in the mid 1980s when my grandfather got our family’s first video camera. I was only about 6 years old at the time, so in my mind I instantly became a movie star. I still have those videos today, they remain close to my heart.  My grandfather was the only person I knew […]

I remember in the mid 1980s when my grandfather got our family’s first video camera. I was only about 6 years old at the time, so in my mind I instantly became a movie star. I still have those videos today, they remain close to my heart.  My grandfather was the...