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(BBC)   New desktop 3D scanner goes on sale for those eager to be "early adopters, experimenters, and visionaries who want to be pioneers" of 3D printing their weener   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Interesting, MakerBot, early adopters, Thingiverse, investment analyst, 3D scanners  
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2013-08-23 01:18:34 AM  
What happens if you scan a 3D printer? Is it like dividing by 0 or something?
 
2013-08-23 01:36:13 AM  
Print me up one of these.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-23 01:44:37 AM  
Real visionaries would make their own.
 
2013-08-23 01:57:43 AM  

Bucky Katt: Real visionaries would make their own.


Oh, we do.  We most certainly do.

/in our dreams
 
2013-08-23 02:26:48 AM  
meh. i was looking at ads for 3d scanners in Byte magazine in the 80's.

/also, reprap
 
2013-08-23 03:07:20 AM  
I could've sworn these were already a thing.
 
2013-08-23 03:23:51 AM  
Over $3600 for the scanner and printer
/Computer not included not the plastic
 
2013-08-23 03:29:13 AM  
I didn't buy a CueCat, I won't be buying one of these.

Marcus Aurelius: Print me up one of these.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x557]


The B-52 or the turd sitting next to it?
 
2013-08-23 03:59:37 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Over $3600 for the scanner and printer
/Computer not included nor the plastic

To think about it you could make some of that money back by making custom shiat like phone/tablet cases and charging stands
 
2013-08-23 04:05:33 AM  
"The MakerBot Digitizer is for early adopters, experimenters, and visionaries who want to be pioneers in Desktop 3D Scanning,"

No.  The people designing, inventing, and producing the digitizer...THEY'RE visionary pioneers in desktop 3D scanning.

The people buying one of these for $1400, despite having little to no practical use at this point in development, based on marketing drivel like the above quote, are gullible fools.

One side, visionaries.  The other side, fools.

DIIIIIIFFERRRRRENT
 
2013-08-23 04:11:23 AM  
i.imgur.com

Approves
 
2013-08-23 04:22:28 AM  
3D printing is for idiots and also we'll never get to other solar systems so why try!

fark all of you in this thread too!

/I think I just stroked off for a second
 
2013-08-23 05:22:46 AM  
Are they THAT big?
 
2013-08-23 06:23:11 AM  
Thing will probably break like a month after you get it, because Makerbot skimped on something because of cost. It'd be nice if they actually hired an engineer or 5
 
2013-08-23 06:29:36 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: 3D printing is for idiots and also we'll never get to other solar systems so why try!

fark all of you in this thread too!

/I think I just stroked off for a second


2 hours since posting and no appearance. I figured he'd have a regex looking in headlines for [3D|Space] connected to a klaxon alarm.

"Alert! Alert! 3D printing thread detected! All hands to thread shiatting stations! All hands to thread shiatting stations!"
 
2013-08-23 06:34:16 AM  
If you want to make things, you'd get more mileage with a metal lathe and a milling machine.  Unless you just want to make Warhammer guys.  Even then, wax, some plaster, and lead would be better.
 
2013-08-23 06:42:33 AM  

homelessdude: [i.imgur.com image 300x351]

Approves


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-23 06:43:17 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: Over $3600 for the scanner and printer
/Computer not included nor the plastic
To think about it you could make some of that money back by making custom shiat like phone/tablet cases and charging stands


Go to shapeways and you will see that you are late to that market by a few years, and that there is almost nothing else that people are making with 3d printers.
 
2013-08-23 07:13:44 AM  
blu.stb.s-msn.com
 
2013-08-23 07:36:10 AM  
I predict that 3D printing is going to bring up some very interesting copyright lawsuits in the coming years.  I am also going to wager that overpriced replacement parts will be the first major lawsuit to make a big enough wave that lay person will actually care...
 
2013-08-23 07:36:32 AM  

MisterTweak: What happens if you scan a 3D printer? Is it like dividing by 0 or something?


Can a 3d scanner scan itself, and then copy itself on a 3d printer?
 
2013-08-23 07:45:01 AM  

Endive Wombat: I predict that 3D printing is going to bring up some very interesting copyright lawsuits in the coming years.  I am also going to wager that overpriced replacement parts will be the first major lawsuit to make a big enough wave that lay person will actually care...


This.

If you thought Napster was bad...
 
2013-08-23 07:47:00 AM  

Emposter: "The MakerBot Digitizer is for early adopters, experimenters, and visionaries who want to be pioneers in Desktop 3D Scanning,"

No.  The people designing, inventing, and producing the digitizer...THEY'RE visionary pioneers in desktop 3D scanning.

The people buying one of these for $1400, despite having little to no practical use at this point in development, based on marketing drivel like the above quote, are gullible fools.


What if you need the 3D scanner to prove to your virtual girlfriend that you actually baked a cake?
 
2013-08-23 07:52:18 AM  
www.wired.com

costs $130 (new, might be cheaper) and can be made into a 3D scanner (handheld or stationary) with a little effort.

/in the 3D CAD business, been looking into it
 
2013-08-23 08:11:13 AM  

Endive Wombat: I predict that 3D printing is going to bring up some very interesting copyright lawsuits in the coming years.  I am also going to wager that overpriced replacement parts will be the first major lawsuit to make a big enough wave that lay person will actually care...


Thing is, physical objects aren't covered by copyright. They're covered by patent law, and patents just cover production commercial production. And patent law makes copyright law look positively settled. So grab the popcorn.
 
2013-08-23 08:25:19 AM  
123D Catch is a free mobile app and should work sufficiently well for modeling your crotch tackle.

You probably don't want to cast the dildo directly in plastic, though. Instead, make a negative impression mold with the plastic, and fill it with silicone rubber.

/and set scaling to 120%
 
2013-08-23 08:28:49 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Endive Wombat: I predict that 3D printing is going to bring up some very interesting copyright lawsuits in the coming years.  I am also going to wager that overpriced replacement parts will be the first major lawsuit to make a big enough wave that lay person will actually care...

Thing is, physical objects aren't covered by copyright. They're covered by patent law, and patents just cover production commercial production. And patent law makes copyright law look positively settled. So grab the popcorn.


Fine, patent, not copyright...whatever...

This guy had a tiny part from his pricey stroller 3D printed.  The stroller company wanted $250 for the part, he paid a company that does 3D printing $25.

Stuff like this will lead to a lawsuit from some company.  Whether it be replacement parts for a stroller, or a new plastic housing for your cordless drill, some major company will start suing some 3D printing companies and individuals.  This will become the RIAA/MPAA lawsuits all over again.

What will be interesting is how the courts respond to it.  To a certain degree piracy does impact sales for the entertainment industry, so some of the arguments made in court do make sense (I personally would argue that the entertainment industry refused to adapt business models and are partially to blame for the whole piracy thing getting so out of hand, but that's discussion for another thread).

The issue here is when someone has something 3D printed to fix something they own, are they, or the company printing it for them violating any copyrights, trademarks, patents, or intellectual property rights?
 
2013-08-23 08:29:19 AM  

Burr: [www.wired.com image 460x400]

costs $130 (new, might be cheaper) and can be made into a 3D scanner (handheld or stationary) with a little effort.


I'd mate it with a low geared turntable arrangement as well, spank a few $ on half way decent bearings so it's a nice slow smooth turn.   It's better than trying to do it by hand.
 
2013-08-23 08:39:37 AM  

Vaneshi: Burr: [www.wired.com image 460x400]

costs $130 (new, might be cheaper) and can be made into a 3D scanner (handheld or stationary) with a little effort.

I'd mate it with a low geared turntable arrangement as well, spank a few $ on half way decent bearings so it's a nice slow smooth turn.   It's better than trying to do it by hand.


We have a hand scanner at work.  Thing is a pain to work with, I would rather have a stationary one.  The hand scanner is nice when you have large objects to scan (say a section of a car body) but for people who want to do stuff with a desktop 3D printer (usually small items) a rotating stationary one would be enough for what they need.
 
2013-08-23 09:01:45 AM  

Burr: We have a hand scanner at work.  Thing is a pain to work with, I would rather have a stationary one.


Well as we're talking about building a scanner out of a Kinect... build a jig for the hand scanner you've got at work.  That way when you want to do something that doesn't involve large objects you've got it in the jig looking at the turntable.

I'd be surprised if whatever company made it didn't sell something that does just that, although probably a lot more expensive that lashing something together out of Meccano or Lego.

/And you can lift it out when you need something big done.
 
2013-08-23 10:04:02 AM  

Emposter: "The MakerBot Digitizer is for early adopters, experimenters, and visionaries who want to be pioneers in Desktop 3D Scanning,"

No.  The people designing, inventing, and producing the digitizer...THEY'RE visionary pioneers in desktop 3D scanning.

The people buying one of these for $1400, despite having little to no practical use at this point in development, based on marketing drivel like the above quote, are gullible fools.

One side, visionaries.  The other side, fools.

DIIIIIIFFERRRRRENT


The first iteration of a new technology like this is always going to be limited. FoolsEarly adopters help to create a market which leads to improvements in the technology. You could call purchasers of the earliest automobiles fools, but without them their would have been no money for automakers to make improvements to the technology.
 
2013-08-23 10:19:24 AM  
I think this has a lot of potential, and what this really does is start to open up the concept of 3D Printing to the average person who has an interest, but not the skills to really develop stuff within CAD based software.

You could easily have people that are great at making models out of clay, wood, etc. and not know too much after doing that all in CAD, and simply scan in their work afterwards to start printing shiat out to sell to people that like their models.
 
2013-08-23 12:29:35 PM  

HotWingAgenda: I didn't buy a CueCat, I won't be buying one of these.

Marcus Aurelius: Print me up one of these.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x557]

The B-52 or the turd sitting next to it?


I'd rather have that B-36
 
2013-08-23 03:07:29 PM  

poot_rootbeer: 123D Catch is a free mobile app and should work sufficiently well for modeling your crotch tackle.

You probably don't want to cast the dildo directly in plastic, though. Instead, make a negative impression mold with the plastic, and fill it with silicone rubber.

/and set scaling to 120%


Why would I want a 14.4" model of my penis?
 
2013-08-23 07:32:45 PM  
xenomorpheus

I'd rather have that B-36

Until the first oil refill or spark plug change.
 
2013-08-23 08:13:06 PM  
I guess QA is too busy with his life extension experiments.
 
2013-08-23 08:14:08 PM  

poot_rootbeer: 123D Catch is a free mobile app and should work sufficiently well for modeling your crotch tackle.

You probably don't want to cast the dildo directly in plastic, though. Instead, make a negative impression mold with the plastic, and fill it with silicone rubber.

/and set scaling to 120%


They have kits that do exactly that...without the scaling, of course.
 
2013-08-23 08:38:28 PM  

buckler: I guess QA is too busy with his life extension experiments.


images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Or the Soulless Minions of Orthodoxy got him
 
2013-08-24 04:18:15 AM  

Vaneshi: Burr: [www.wired.com image 460x400]

costs $130 (new, might be cheaper) and can be made into a 3D scanner (handheld or stationary) with a little effort.

I'd mate it with a low geared turntable arrangement as well, spank a few $ on half way decent bearings so it's a nice slow smooth turn.   It's better than trying to do it by hand.




My mind went to turntables. Then stepper motor. fark gearing.
 
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