Digitizer that the company teased as a prototype
back at SXSW earlier this year is coming, and soon; MakerBot says that the Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner
will be on sale starting the week of August 19th. That’s next week.
The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner is designed to make it easy for the average at-home user to scan an object, create a 3D image of it, and then print it on a 3D printer
. MakerBot says that the software should let users create 3D models with just two clicks and produce a digital design file in minutes.
Bre Pettis demoing Digitizer 3D Scanner prototype (Image credit: Mashable/Emily Price)
Users won’t need any special design skills such as CAD, and they’ll be able to output their designs to standard 3D design file formats that they can further adjust or manipulate in other 3D modeling programs. And of course, users can share and distribute their designs on MakerBot’s Thingiverse
The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner is by no means the only 3D scanner in the works, but it’s nevertheless an exciting development for makers and tinkerers.