I met with SoftKinetic’s Chief Marketing Officer Eric Krzeslo at their suite in the LVH to ask him about their new partnership with MakerBot to enhance their 3D camera technology for 3D scanning that was announced Monday at CES 2014. SoftKinetic is provides 3D vision and and gesture recognition technologies for the consumer electronics, automotive and industrial markets; who license their intellectual property.

The partnership has been announced, but the hardware and software are currently in development.  As the exclusive relationship between MakerBot and SoftKinetic is focused on the development of next generation 3D cameras based on SoftKinetic’s DepthSense® 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) depth capture technology, I asked asked Eric to talk a little about time-of-flight scanning.

I tried out SoftKinetic’s rig that uses Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles and depth sensing camera to let you manipulate and build with virtual blocks, which you can see in the video.

Anna Kaziunas France

Anna Kaziunas France

Editor, Make: Books

She’s very interested in your ideas for practical digital fabrication focused books (anything that turns codes into things), as well as your adventures in synthetic biology, biohacking, personal genomics and programmable materials.

She’s also the Dean of the global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot, compiled the Make: 3D Printing book and ran Make:’s 2015 and 2014 3D Printer Shootout Weekend testing events.

She likes things that are computer-controlled, parametric, and open source — preferably all three.

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