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3D scanner

The Maker Space has an HP Sprout Pro 3D scanner, to enable you to transfer a model from real life into a computer model.


What is a 3D scanner?

A 3D scanner is a device for transferring a real-life 3D object into virtual 3D space, by creating “point clouds” of data from the surface of an object. In other words, 3D scanning is a way to capture a physical object’s exact size and shape on a computer as a digital 3-dimensional representation.

What can you do with it?

A 3D scanner is useful, for example,  when you are creating an object to enclose another object. An example of this is a phone case, where the user scans the phone in as a model, then creates the case using 3D modelling software to fit the phone.

Ready to get started?

3d ScannerTo use the 3D scanner for your own project, you’ll first need to gain access to the Maker Space by signing up, and then you’ll need to book an equipment training session. 

To help you create whatever you imagine, download our quick reference user guide and ‘inspire’ guide; and for hands-on guidance, you can attend one of our regular workshops. We also have trained creative technologists onsite to lend a hand.

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