Here is a cool 3D Scanner that will take any object and turn it into a 3D virtual model ready for printing, it’s great for copying models etc and the user really does not need their own 3D printer either, because these days there are plenty of online 3D printing options available.
These are the main features for the Photon 3D Scanner;
High resolution scan created with a high definition camera and dual lasers.
All scanners are fully assembled and tested prior to shipping. There are no kits here.
Easy folding design makes storage or transport simple.
Quick scans. Multiple quality settings can be chosen but an average scan is 3 minutes.
Looks awesome. Shoots lasers.
Scan objects up to 190mm x 190mm x 250mm (7.5″ diameter x 9.75″ height)
Dual stepper motors for full software control over the scan bed and the z-axis.
See the point cloud being captured in real time!
Full version of software included for PC, Mac or Linux.
.STL, .OBJ, and point cloud .PLY formats
Currently the Photon 3D Scanner is available on the crowd funding site Indiegogo where early birds can get a bargain by pledging $600 (£400).