MakerBot's 3D scanner now available for pre-order, priced at $1,400

By Shawn Knight
Aug 23, 2013
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  1. MakerBot on Thursday opened pre-orders for the MakerBot Digitizer, a 3D desktop scanner that will go hand-in-hand with your MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. The scanner, which was first announced back in March, will allow users to create digital files of...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,423

    That is awesome!

    Side note:
    I wonder how many will be sued for patent violations, made available by this tech.
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  3. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    "How exactly will MakerBot deal with the inevitable onslaught of intellectual property questions associated with the Digitizer?"

    That's not their problem. It's a tool, nothing more. It's the responsibility of the person that purchases and uses the tool to use it in a responsible manner, and it is not the manufacturer's responsibility to ensure it is used appropriately.
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  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,858   +343

    The copyright rules are hardly different between a 3d scanner and a 2d scanner. As Wendig0 said its a tool. creators of 2d scanners arent getting sued when a user scans in an entire book.
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  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 815   +19

    When you see this (a star trek replicator) and the implications, you realize how wrong all the rules are that we put up with. Sunsetting time, like our forefathers foretold.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,697   +873

    This is so cool. I wouldnt want to dump $1400 on it lol. I hope that whoever buys it will have millions to spend in case of lawsuits :D.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,385   +607

    Ugh, I need to move my butt. It's been over a year since I drafted plans for pretty much this.


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