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Thrift Store Ancient Relic -- Digitized!

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Thrift Store Ancient Relic -- Digitized! by MakerBot Jul 5, 2013

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Here's what we'd like to think is an ancient relic: we actually found it at a local thrift store. It's our seventh scan on the MakerBot Digitizer. We're building the Digitizer to be an affordable, simple 3D scanning tool that fits on your desktop and works perfectly with our MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers.

This piece shows some more good progress, especially in one important feature: automatically closing the mesh. The Digitizer's software found the bottom of this ancient relic and created a closed flat surface so that the resulting model is watertight, or "manifold" in technical terms. This means this model came directly from the scanner with no cleanup, and now it's ready for 3D printing.

[Click here](http://store.makerbot.com/digitizer.html) to stay fully up-to-date on the Digitizer progress in our lab, and check out [our blog](http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2013/06/21/digitizer-update-clean-watertight-scans/) for the full story on this scan.

You can see the full "Digitized!" collection [here](http://www.thingiverse.com/makerbot/collections/digitized).

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just a guess though

it's probably better because of the weathering in the creases.

You could probably import the STL file into openSCAD then subtract it from a solid block, or whatever shape you want the case to be

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jacktar on Jul 5, 2013 said:

Can you use digitizer to scan object and then print the opposite so that you would have a case/cover for the object?

samp20 on Jul 6, 2013 said:

You could probably import the STL file into openSCAD then subtract it from a solid block, or whatever shape you want the case to be

falken76 on Jul 5, 2013 said:

That's a better scan than the one I saw the other day. It still looks like melted wax. How large of a point cloud can this scanner capture?

JeppeHMikkelsen on Jul 13, 2013 said:

it's probably better because of the weathering in the creases.

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