3D @ World Maker Faire: Coney Island Scan-A-Rama #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Now that software such as ReconstructMe and Skanect exist, it is now possible to create impressive 3D portraits of your family, friends, and heroes — but designer and Coney Island evangelist Fred Kahl, the Great Fredini, demonstrated this past weekend what it looks like to accomplish this activity at a very high level, while still sticking to affordable, off-the-shelf Kinect sensors and a DIY vertical slider available to everyone.
As he was packing up, he said, referring to the tremendous numbers of scans he has to date completed and printed, “Wow, this is getting to be a two box project — look at them all stacked up on top of each other!” (Photo at bottom. 😉 )
Wow! What a weekend. Scan-A-Rama was a huge success at World Maker Faire New York! We made 3D portraits of hundreds of people and were visited by all the celebrities of the Maker Scene. I also met a number of Kickstarter backers and was able to make scans of them…..
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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