Thu Jun 13, 2013, 03:52 PM
MrScorpio (61,097 posts)
Why take selfies when you can print out a 3D miniature copy of yourself?
3D printing color figures of yourself is threatening to become a trend—in Japan last year designers PARTY opened a temporary 3D printing photo booth In a Tokyo gallery where people could turn up, get scanned, and walk away with a mini-figurine of themselves. And now, following on from that, comes Twinkind who are offering a similar service, but these guys are based in Germany.
Much like the photo booth in Japan Twinkind is a temporary pop up studio, so will only be open for a limited time in Hamburg. The scanning happens very fast, "in the blink of an eye" according to their website, and uses a multi-camera setup to get maximum detail—and you can even take your pet along to get scanned and printed too.
But it doesn't come cheap, starting at around $300 for a 15cm figurine and going up to $1700 for a 35cm one, which is actually an unnervingly large size for a figurine of yourself. Give it a few years and they'll be one of these studios on every street corner (I hope).
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Why take selfies when you can print out a 3D miniature copy of yourself? (Original post)
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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 04:53 PM
OriginalGeek (7,633 posts)
4. Ordinarily I wouldn't want to be in the same post with the words
"naked" and "miniature"
but I'm hoping there is an editing app opportunity between the scan and the print.
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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 04:43 PM
Jeff R (322 posts)
3. Latest craze
Just like the black face watches, push the button to get a red readout.
When they first came out they were at least $400.00. The following year you could pick them up any where for $19.95.
Cool technology, out of my price range at this time but it is awesome to look at.