Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Structure Sensor for iPad: 3D Scanning to Go

by Range

When I decided to get an iPad instead of a Kindle to read my books, it opened up new realms of possibilities. The iPad is the first computer I switch on during the day, and the last to be switched off. There are lots of nifty things you can use the iPad for, and soon you’ll be able to use it as a 3D object scanner.

structure sensor ipad photozoom in

The Structure Sensor is made to fit onto the back of your iPad, thanks to a bracket that mounts above the rear-facing camera. It connects via a Lightning cable, and can connect to other devices thanks to USB connectivity.

structure sensor ipad in use photozoom in

The sensor and your iPad’s onboard capabilities allow this combination to measure the 3D space in any room, automatically capture 3D models of objects, and stimulate physics. You can also use the SDK to develop your own iOS apps for the device.

To use the sensor, simply walk around the object you want to scan, and its software will automatically stitch together a 3D model. Walk around it again to capture full color texture maps. The app also supports the ability to send 3D objects to Shapeways for printing.

structure sensor ipad close photozoom in

The Structure Sensor is available for pre-order for $349(USD), and is expected to start shipping in April 2014.

[via Uncrate]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Carson says:

    This this looks awesome! Apple isn’t going to let Microsoft play in 3d all by themselves!

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Review: NETGEAR Arlo Wireless Home Security Monitoring System

Review: NETGEAR Arlo Wireless Home Security Monitoring System

Wood Kubb Mini PC: Interchangeable Form over Function

Wood Kubb Mini PC: Interchangeable Form over Function

Steampunk Gas Mask Looks Like Fallout, but Won\

Steampunk Gas Mask Looks Like Fallout, but Won't Save You from It

Deal: Save 20% on the Dubbler Dock Pro 2-Bay Hard Drive Cloning Dock

Deal: Save 20% on the Dubbler Dock Pro 2-Bay Hard Drive Cloning Dock

Grand Theft Auto V PC Mod Puts a Star Destroyer In Los Santos

Grand Theft Auto V PC Mod Puts a Star Destroyer In Los Santos

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop
discussion by