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Monday, March 12, 2012

Cool Stuff: Armada Portable 3D Scanner


The Armada is a simple 3D scanner built so that anyone can create high-quality 3D models of objects.


The Armada can create a 3D scan of any object through triangulation between the cameras and the cross-beam laser.

The cameras are angled to track the position of the laser on a surface, providing the three necessary reference points to create a cloud point. During a scan thousands of cloud of points are formed and merged into polygons.


When you turn Armada on it syncs with your smart phone over bluetooth. The 3D capture process is streamlined, so that all you need to do to scan an object is hit the start button. Armada builds a STP file in real-time on your phone. Once the transfer is complete the file can be opened and edited in any 3D modeling software.

(source: Isaac Blanknesmith)