3D Scanning

3D Scans are 3 Times Faster with Sense Scanner Upgrade

If you are interested in scanning larger objects — people, for example — there are few options on the market better than the 3D Systems Sense scanner. While on the hardware side it only boasts the same type of sensor that you can find in your XBox 360 Kinect (albeit in a much more handheld, user-friendly form), […]

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3D Printed Shoes and the Coolest Hello World Boards You’ve Ever Seen at Fab Academy

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through a unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources. In this series, Erin, aka RobotGrrl shares her experiences with the program as she progresses through the courses. In this adventure we worked on electronics production, design, and 3d […]

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Out of this World: Milling Meteorite Shoes from Aluminum Foam

Out of this World: Milling Meteorite Shoes from Aluminum Foam

Photo: Petr Krejci If you’ve ever wondered how a meteorite might look after being turned into a pair of fashionable shoes, then you’re in luck, because the designers at Studio Swine have illustrated just such a scenario with this spectacular pair of Meteorite Shoes made from aluminum foam lined with soft Italian leather! The shoes […]

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3D Scanned Statue Copyright Debacle: How A University Got It Wrong

  Late last year we highlighted the fantastic work that the Cooper Hewitt Museum is doing to set an example for how museums and other cultural institutions can make high quality 3D scans available to the public. Unfortunately, just as long summer days must turn to cold winter nights, we now have an example of […]

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Capturing Creativity with the Dual-Screen, Sensor-Laden Sprout by HP

Capturing Creativity with the Dual-Screen, Sensor-Laden Sprout by HP

Sprout by HP, a hybrid computer/design tool, is a pretty fascinating creation. We got to check out the new machine at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, in HP’s private suite in the Nobu hotel (located within Caesar’s Palace). The apparatus has three main components: a 23-inch monitor that has touchscreen capabilities, a touch mat that clips […]

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The Most Face-Melting Music Video You’ve Ever Seen

The Most Face-Melting Music Video You’ve Ever Seen

In a fascinating new music video directed by Yoonha Park for experimental rock band Liars, we get to see the process of creating realistic sculptures of their faces using 3D scanning techniques and CNC routing.

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