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Tag: Scanner

Robot Book Scanner Can Scan 250 Pages in a Minute, Has No Idea What It’s Reading

Robot Book Scanner Can Scan 250 Pages in a Minute, Has No Idea What It’s Reading
It’s awesome what robots can do these days. They’ve certainly come a long way from the first robots that people put together many, many decades ago. Case in point? The U.S. Navy’s robot that can dance to PSY’s Gangnam Style and that sporty robot that can play ping pong.

GO!SCAN 3D Captures Accurate 3D Models, Point-and-Shoot Style

GO!SCAN 3D Captures Accurate 3D Models, Point-and-Shoot Style
You’ve heard me talk frequently about how excited I am about 3D printing technology, but this tech is still limited in that you need to know about 3D modeling to recreate objects. But with the advent of 3D scanners, you can even skip that step, and just scan in the objects you’d like to replicate.

Scanbox Turns Your iPhone into a Scanner on the Cheap

Scanbox Turns Your iPhone into a Scanner on the Cheap
You might have thought about of using your iPhone as a scanner, but didn’t have a good way to get clean and consistent images. Now you can finally put your phone’s camera to good use, without much thought, work, or action on your part.

Matterport Software Uses Kinect to Capture 3D Space and Objects: Holo-Instagram

Matterport Software Uses Kinect to Capture 3D Space and Objects: Holo-Instagram
People continue to brilliantly misuse Microsoft’s Kinect hardware. Invented by Matt Bell, the Matterport software lets users create 3D models of objects and spaces in just a few seconds, so instead of pictures you can save a 3D replica of your baby, your family or pretty much anything.

Erascan Concept Whiteboard Eraser Can Save While Deleting

Erascan Concept Whiteboard Eraser Can Save While Deleting
We’ve become digital pack rats. We save even the crappiest pictures, bookmark articles we’re never going to read and hoard enough music and videos to last us several lifetimes. Why? Because we might need them someday.

iConvert Scanner Does Not Turn PC Supporters into Mac Fanboys

iConvert Scanner Does Not Turn PC Supporters into Mac Fanboys
If you find yourself using an iPad as your main computer, you might want to check out Brookstone’s iConvert Scanner. Just dock the tablet on the scanner, feed it a document and it’ll automatically be saved to the iPad’s photo library, ready to be emailed, tweeted or used as a wallpaper.

Florida Schools Using Fingerprint Scanners for Roll Calls and More

Florida Schools Using Fingerprint Scanners for Roll Calls and More
Remember when life was a whole lot simpler and we didn’t use or even need a ton of electronics to live our lives? No iPods, no mobile phones, no laptop computers or tablets, no cars, and no television?

LG Crams a Scanner Into Their Smart Scan Mouse

LG Crams a Scanner Into Their Smart Scan Mouse
The computer mouse has received quite a lot of attention in the past few months. From mice with digital photo frames to ones with a digital weighing scale, I thought I’ve seen my fair share of multi-purpose mice, at least for this year.

Kinect Turntable 3D Scanner: If It’s in the World, It’s in the Game

Kinect Turntable 3D Scanner: If It’s in the World, It’s in the Game
Yet another post brought to you by the magic powers of Kinect. Using Microsoft’s wonder device along with other cheap materials, A.J. Jeromin built a set up that can easily and quickly scan and render any object in 3D.

Thimble Concept Braille-ifies Digital and Analog Text

Thimble Concept Braille-ifies Digital and Analog Text
Mobile Internet is great – you can check your email, read the news, reserve seats at restaurants, and even check for parking spots, all from your smartphone. Not that I enjoy any of that fantastic futuristic stuff here where I live, but it’s nice to know that theoretically, I could.

Tableau: Magic Messenger Drawer

Tableau: Magic Messenger Drawer
From the same guy that cooked up the Proverbial Wallets comes a magical drawer that can transport messages to and from the Internet. John Kestner calls his creation the Tableau, and like the Proverbial Wallets, it adds a physical factor to digital processes.

Business Card Scanner: Rolodex 2.0

Business Card Scanner: Rolodex 2.0
A lot of forms and documents have digital equivalents nowadays, but one thing that’s still holding on to its fibrous form is the business card. While I’m sure you feel fancy every time you look at your own card, keeping track of the ones you receive from other people can be a pain.

Page-to-Tv Magnifier Puts Your Old Tv to Good Use

Page-to-Tv Magnifier Puts Your Old Tv to Good Use
Don’t throw away your old SD TV yet, because you might want to pair it with the Wireless Page to TV Magnifier. Its a miniature scanner that can magnify written materials up to 25 times, making it a great gift for family members with weak eyesight.

Speed Reader: Camera Scans 200-Page Book in One Minute

Speed Reader: Camera Scans 200-Page Book in One Minute
As Wired‘s Charlie Sorrel said, books contain much of human knowledge, but they are quite hard to preserve or archive compared to other media. A setup invented by professor Masatoshi Ishikawa and his team at the University of Tokyo could change all of that.

Sticky Light Laser Scanner Follows Your Every Move

Sticky Light Laser Scanner Follows Your Every Move
The Sticky Light is an interactive plaything that’s capable of scanning movements in real time, and following them with a laser light beam. The tracking technology, developed by the Department of Information Physics at the University of Tokyo’s Komuro Laboratory, Sticky Light uses a laser diode, a photodetector and a pair of beam-steering mirrors to automatically trace your movements.

Neatdesk High-Speed Document Scanner: for the Oc in You

Neatdesk High-Speed Document Scanner: for the Oc in You
The Neatdesk scanner from The Neat Company is touted as a digital filing cabinet. Thanks to its unique three-slot tray, Neatdesk can “scan up to 10 receipts, biz cards and standard-size documents in a single batch.”