We'll be the first to say it: we think 3D printing is pretty cool. It's a rapidly growing industry, so of course there are new ideas and innovations being introduced all the time. One of our personal favorites is the upcoming free-software 3D scanner from 3D Creations.
Although they are just putting the finishing touches on their design, they do have functioning prototypes-- and a lot
of potential. Check out a video of the scanner here,
or browse the Flickr gallery
. Stay tuned for news and updates, and watch for their Kickstarter project in the coming months to purchase one for yourself.
Introducing the world's first open source 3D scanner is pretty serious business, so of course they want to make sure they do it right. That's why they're asking for your help in completing a very short survey
to talk about what you're looking for in a scanner. We love collaboration and community-inspired improvement and we can't wait to watch this project come to life!