While 3D tv’s didn’t seem to take off, 3D printing sure has. And once thing leads to another. Now 3D Scanning is getting kind of hot. There’s a project on Kickstarter that is promoting a 3D Scanner for use on mobile devices. It can also do regular USB so it can be used on other devices or home-brew applications as well.
The device seems to be battery-powered, and uses infra-red LEDs and a camera to measure distance and scan. The range is 40 cm to 3.5 meters and promotes an accuracy of 1%. The current things demonstrated are a room scanner app that lets you take dimensions of a room by panning the camera around. An object scanner that can let you make a 3D model (for use in CAD or 3D Printing). And a virtual reality game.
Cool technology, it just means that this type of stuff is getting closer to being a cheap commodity for regular users.
Check out the video after the break.