The Orville’s fancy handheld communications and scanning device is called a comscanner. It looks a lot like similar sci-fi devices with its pop out screen and what looks like a high-tech interface. Replica Prop Forum (RPF) user Shipbrook made a replica based on the one in the show using a 3D printer. They say:
Here’s my version of the Comscanner from The Orville. Modeled in Blender, printed on an Ultimaker 2+, sanded, painted, and assembled.
Apart from the 3D-printed parts, I used Lexan for the screens, graphics drawn in Inkscape and printed on laser transparency sheets, and the electronic components to light them up. And a couple of springs.
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