The Scoobe3D Scanner from German startup Scoobe3D GmbH is an amazing device from both a hardware and software perspective.
(Editor’s Note – The technology being used by Scoobe3D is not from the MIT Media Lab. The article has been modified to reflect this. 9/27/2018.)
The folks at Scoobe3D believe their new scanner “is the first new 3D scanning technology in over 10 years,” and from what I see I am inclined to believe them. You may want to skip ahead to the video to see the system in action.
First we can start with the fact that Scoobe3D scanner is making reference to the same polarization technology from the MIT Media Lab that I described in my previous blog. What a coincidence. Scoobe3D states that they have improved upon that technology.
Next they have launched a Kickstarter campaign which is already over their goal of $60k so if you want to get in on the ground floor now is the time. The information provided for the campaign is really impressive and educational.
The more advanced Scoobe3D model incorporates polarization and photogrammetry with Time-of-Flight technology. It has an accuracy of up to 0.1 mm depending on object size and shooting distance, and can be used across an optimal scan area of 2 x 2 x 2 m or rooms of 320 qm. As with the Basic model, the advanced Scoobe3D scanner is also capable of capturing larger areas, at a decreased accuracy.
The output of both models is delivered as a universally 3D printable .stl file. The output from the Scoobe3D can also be imported as a STEP file format and imported to any commercially available CAD software.
The Scoobe3D combination technology was created in a 2.5 year development cycle by a team of founders with experience at Bosch Group, BMW group, and the Fraunhofer Institute of Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA).
For a limited time, the Scoobe3D Basic is available for an early bird price of €599 ($699 approx.) Early bird prices for the advanced Scoobe3D model start at €975 ($1138).
Product deliveries are estimated June through September 2019.
You have to check this out.
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