September 19, 2013
Turn Your iPad Into A 3D Scanner
The startup company Occipital launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new device—the Structure Sensor. What is it? It’s a gadget that works with your iPad to turn it into a 3D scanner. The Structure Sensor is a bracket-style clip that fits over your iPad and uses its own infrared sensor and black-and-white camera (for depth perception) as well as the iPad’s own camera. Occipital CEO Jeff Powers says there’s a lot you can do with it. Scan and print replacement parts, or use it to create replicas of things around you. Act fast though! Be one of the first to pledge $329 and you get the full kit by December. After that, the price tag jumps up to $500 and you have to wait until February.
[ Read the Article: Crowd-Funding May Help Transform iPad Into 3D Scanner ]