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Toronto’s 3D-printed jewelry company Hot Pop Factory received a client request to come up with a fun 3D-printed holiday gift for each of their employees, and I think their idea knocked it out of the ballpark: 3D scanned and printed Pez dispenser head toppers!

They scanned the each employee’s head using an¬†Xbox Kinect,¬†ReconstructMe software, and “some open-source hackery.” After cleaning up the scans and adding the candy dispenser connection, they printed all 32 heads out on what looks to be a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer.

[Thanks, Gus!]


All 32 employee-head Pez dispensers, ready to go.


Employees react as they receive their look-alike Pez dispensers.

Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.