The photon 3D scanner allows you to scan practically anything and turn it into a plastic replica:

The Photon scanner uses a high definition camera and dual laser lines to capture 3D scans in as little as 3 minutes. The Photon can scan objects up to 190mm x 190mm x 250mm (7.5″ diamter x 9.75″ height), and yet folds up into a compact size. It’s lightweight, portable, and compact, making it easy to integrate into your workspace.

 


Personal 3D scanners are rare creatures with huge potential. Imagine shopping for glasses with your new 3D model of your very own face.  This would also be useful for parents of newborns who wants to recreate their children’s feet for posterity.

What if I don’t have a 3D Printer?

Not a problem, use one of the many 3d printing services (like Shapeways or Ponoko), to print your object. Besides, the Photon isn’t just for 3D Printers, it’s the best tool for 3D animators, designers, hobbyists, prototypers, engineers, or anyone in the business of 3D creation. It’s perfect for reverse engineering, prototype development, duplicating objects, modifying existing products, archiving, generating content for video games, experimenting and so much more. Scan models, tweak them or combine them. The options are endless.

Interested buyers can visit the project on Indiegogo.