We are living and experiencing a revolution. And Chris Anderson goes to the point with his latest book, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. How could I immagine that I would be able to scan and then 3D print myself? Instead, this is possible now. While it is still a bit for geeks, the makers revolution will bring this to every house and make 3D printing and like paper printing.
As a reference I used this article Print Your Head in 3D
The software you need is:
- Autodesk 123D Catch for creating a 3D model from a set of photos
- MeshMixer to close the holes and make the 3D image printable
- ReplicatorG to print the STL files with the 3D printer
To take the photos I used my Canon D60. To print the model I used the Thing-o-Matic from MakerBot 3D printer.
The 123D catch image:
The MeshMixer image:
The Replicator G image:
And the results: