MakerBot Industries’ autumn of innovation continues (their Automated Build Flatform made a lot of fans happy) with this neat 3D scanner framework:
The Cyclops is a three-dimensional scanner mount made fit for a pico projector, a webcam, and an optional iphone/ipod. Using a method called Structured Light 3D scanning, common and available components that fit into the Cyclops are able to capture 3D images at an affordable price.
The kit is available from the MakerBot store and costs a mere
$50 $40. However, be aware that you’re just getting the lasercut wooden chassis. You must add your own pico projector and VGA camera which will up the price considerably.
3D photocopier, anyone?