New 3D Scanner for iPad

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Startup company Occipital announces it’s Structure Sensor-a device that turns the Apple iPad into a 3D scanner.

    The startup company Occipital launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new device—the Structure Sensor. What is it?  It’s a gadget that works with your iPad to turn it into a 3D scanner.   The Structure Sensor is a bracket-style clip that fits over your iPad and uses its own infrared sensor and black-and-white camera (for depthperception) as well as the iPad’s own camera.  Occipital CEO Jeff Powers says there’s a lot you can do with it.  Scan and print replacement parts, or use it to create replicas ofthings around you.  Act fast though!  Be one of the first to pledge $329 and you get the full kit by December.  After that, the price tag jumps up to $500 and you have to wait til February.