Subscribers to the MakerBot mailing list were tantalized by a brief product teaser advertising the MakerBot Digitizer, a new and very polished-looking 3D scanner that creates 3D design files of small objects. All you do is place the item on the scanner and it is rotated and scanned with lasers.

I like how it takes only two clicks to scan something. How awesome is it that you don’t have to go through a lengthy process to make your first 3D design?

If this interests you, be sure to check out our upcoming MAKE Guide to 3D Printing 2014. MAKE will be reviewing the Digitizer and comparing it with other brand-new 3D scanners in this special issue, on sale November 12.

Finally, the Digitizer will be sold at the Maker Shed. Follow the link and sign up to be emailed when it is in stock.

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