Not satisfied with just revealing a printer, HP has also launched a new type of device that combines a computer, projector and scanner into one machine called Sprout. This computer is something that HP pulled from its “experimental” department.
Want a really, really rough 3D representation of yourself, printed out by a 3D printer using information gleaned from everybody’s favourite game accessory-turned-hacked accessory Kinect? Great, just stand in front of Joris’s Fabricate Yourself and it will do the rest.
Using little more than a webcam and a laser, a young engineer has built a cheap 3D scanner that dovetails perfectly with the Makerbot and other desktop fabricators.