Apr 18, 2013

Matterform Photon 3D scanner (Updated with review and test)

The Photon by Matterform (on just Matterform) - The world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone!
We will see results when it hits the markets. There are other DIY solutions that I'll blog about in the future. 

Update (11.1.2014.):

Here are they after very successful campaign on CES 2014

Matterform 3d scanner technical specifications:
Maximum object size and weight
Height: 25 cm (9.8 in)
Diameter: 18 cm (7.0 in)
Weight: 3.0kg (6.6 lbs)
Scan speed
High Speed: 5 minutes
High Quality: > 10 minutes
Scan accuracy
Capture details as small as 0.43mm
Capture size within ±0.25mm
Scanner size and weight
Height: 34.5 cm (13.5 in)
Width: 21 cm (8.25 in)
Open Length: 34.5 cm (13.5 in)
Closed Length: 8.5 cm (3.5 in)
Weight: 1.71kg (3.77 lbs)
Operating Temperature
15°–32° C [60°–90° F]

Estimated Shipping Dimensions
Length: 45.72 cm (18 in)
Width: 26.67 cm (10.5 in)
Height: 15.24 cm (6 in)
Weight: 2.68 kg (5.9lb)
Included Software
Matterform Scan
Supported Platforms
Minimum: Windows 7, Mac OS 10.6 Recommended: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.7+
File export support
Software will be downloadable from www.matterform.net with your special code.
HD CMOS sensor
2 lasers
USB 2.0 high speed interface
Power input
110–240 V, ~2 amps, 50–60 Hz
Power Requirements
12V DC @ 2 amps
In the box
Matterform Scanner
Power cable
USB B cable
Calibration card


Update (30.9.2014):

The 3d scanner is now mature and it goes by the name "Matter and Form". Here is full review and in.depth usage test by Tested crew: