Latest in 3dscanner

Image credit:

Insert Coin semifinalist: Moedls brings 3D scanning to your phone

32 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

3D scanners are kinda old hat at this point. But, while we've seen more than our fair share of Kinect hacks, we haven't come across too many phone-based systems. Moedls actually puts the power to create models like the one above in the palm of your hand... sort of. The heart of the system is either an iOS or Android app (sorry MeeGo fans), but there are actual lasers with a custom enclosure as part of the platform. Clearly, that does somewhat restrict portability, but it should all fit into a 10-inch x 10-inch x 4-inch box for storage or transportation.

Creator John Fehr started the project as a way to save some of his daughter's sculptures in digital form. After trying many different component options, Fehr settled on a combination of parts that totaled around $300. That included a custom enclosure and variable speed rotating platform have been sourced. Right now the iOS app is awaiting approval from Apple and the Google-fied equivalent is currently in development. Combine this with a 3D printer (we hear you've got quite a few choices at this point) and the world becomes your playground. You can see an example of what Moedls is capable of, even at this early stage, at the source.

Check out the full list of Insert Coin: New Challengers semifinalists here -- and don't forget to pick a winner!


Insert Coin semifinalist Moedls

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
32 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

WSJ: Comcast's NBCUniversal is in advanced talks to acquire Vudu

WSJ: Comcast's NBCUniversal is in advanced talks to acquire Vudu

View
'Friends' cast is locked in for a reunion special to launch HBO Max

'Friends' cast is locked in for a reunion special to launch HBO Max

View
Google search is showing invitations to private WhatsApp groups

Google search is showing invitations to private WhatsApp groups

View
The Hot Wheels RC Cybertruck is a mini Tesla for $400

The Hot Wheels RC Cybertruck is a mini Tesla for $400

View
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: Admire it, don't buy it

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: Admire it, don't buy it

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr