Most people will have heard of 3D printing, but 3D scanning generally gets little attention and is probably thought of as just a part of the 3D printing process.
The other issue’s are of course that scanners have always been big and bulky, require lots of specialist software knowledge and are very, very expensive.
But imagine the potential uses if you could scan an object and embed that scan into Brightspace, offering students the abilty to examine an artifact in detail from all angles.
Well, this is exciting idea is becoming possible as smaller and cheaper devices are being developed and coming onto the market.
The XYZprinting Handheld 3D Scanner Pro:
A hand held device that connect to a computer or laptop. Cost on Amazon £149.75
Website: XYZ 3D Scanner Pro
The Structure Sensor:
This device clips on to an iPad and is fully portable. Cost on Amazon approximately £400, currently unavailable
Website: Structure Sensor
This is a desktop turntable style 3D scanning system that uses your iPhone (6 or higher). Cost $599 from Eora (plus duties and VAT)
Website: Eora 3D