September 19, 2013 AT 3:00 am

Occipital’s Structure Sensor clamps onto your iPad for 3D scanning on-the-go #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Occipital’s Structure Sensor clamps onto your iPad for 3D scanning on-the-go, via Engadget:

With the explosion of desktop 3D printers, there seems little doubt that the next big land grab is the world of 3D scanning. Microsoft’s Kinect has taken us a few steps closer to mainstreaming the technology, and MakerBot’s soon-to-launch Digitizer is no doubt likely to capture the imagination of much of that community. Kickstarter, naturally, is also littered with smaller companies looking for a piece of that action. Among them, Occipital’s Structure Sensor certainly has potential.

…The device clips on to a tablet via a bracket, letting you scan objects, create 3D maps of indoor spaces and the like. All said, it’s a pretty nice looking bit of hardware. Of course, we can’t really vouch for ease of use or effectiveness.

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