MakerBot has opened up pre-orders for MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, a laser-equipped 3D scanner that lets you easily convert real-life objects into 3D models.
The device, originally announced in March at SXSW, costs $ 1,400 plus an optional $ 150 for MakerBot’s service and support program called the Digitizer MakerCare. Shipping is expected in “mid-October”.
MakerBot Digitizer uses two lasers and a camera to scan objects up to 8 inches tall and 8 inches in diameter, and turn them into a number of standard 3D design file formats
The entire process takes “minutes” and doesn’t require design or 3D software experience Read more…