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Update – 3D Scanner for Your Phone

eoraI first covered the Eora 3D, the laser scanner for your smart phone in August. The company is announcing that you can become an early bird backer on Kickstarter for $199.

You can download the free app for both iOS and Android and in a minute you can be scanning things. A typical scan using the Eora takes no more than 5 minutes to capture up to 8 million points.

Other features include the fact that it is cylinder-shaped, and uses a green laser beam managed by a smartphone to photograph an object, capturing multiple images per second, while also tracking the laser. The Eora has a small Bluetooth-controlled turntable, which rotates and scans objects “up to as much as 200 mm of length.” It is apparently great for scanning “clay models and other organic shapes.”

This is the direction that could lead to a smart phone with a scanner.

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