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Structure Sensor for iPad: 3D Scanning to Go

by Range
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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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