Aug 23, 2013

MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner

Looks Ok. Nothing extraordinary. The price is too high in my opinion. 1400$ for spinning platform and some laser scanners...
There will be a lot of copyright issues raised with 3d scanners getting more widespread. All those action figures waiting to be scanned and shared...
Also: more and more projects are offering 3d printed with integrated 3d scanner (and other tools), MakerBot may loose it's edge here ...




Tech specs:
  • 8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) scan size
  • ± 2.0 mm dimensional accuracy
  • 0.5 mm detail resolution
  • Approximately 12 minutes scan speed
  • 800 steps per rotation
  • Artificial indoor lighting is optimal
  • 6.6 lbs (3kg) maximum weight on turntable
  • MakerWare for Digitizer software compatible with Windows 7+, Mac OSX (10.7+) and Linux (Ubuntu 12.04+)
  • STL exported file type
  • Two Class 1 laser line generators
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • USB connectivity
  • 0.9° step angle with 1/16 micro-stepping stepper motor