Revopoint POP 2 3D Scanner Launched on Kickstarter

The upgraded and even more feature-rich version of Kickstarter’s Most Funded 3D Scanner Ever was launched today

Shenzhen—Following its successful Kickstarter story with the platform’s most funded 3D scanner ever, Revopoint is launching today the second generation of the device, offering a new version that supports more functions and an enhanced 3D scanning performance. Catering to the requirements of 3D printing creators, VR/AR model makers, reverse design creators, and high-tech enthusiasts in general, Revopoint POP 2 3D Scanner has been launched at <https://bit.ly/30tcYiJ>.

POP 2 adopts a Binocular and Micro-Structured Light formula for an exceptionally high precision and texture scanning performance. The device uses a proprietary micro projecting chip to ensure that the fast acquired 3D point cloud data is captured with a high accuracy of 10 frame rates, achieving a 0.1mm single-frame accuracy. 

POP 2 has a built-in high-performance 3D calculation chip that supports fast 3D scanning. Its embedded 6Dof Gyroscope also enhances a fluent shape, marker point and color feature point cloud stitching. “And the user can enjoy these amazing features with any ordinary smartphone, tablet, or laptop due to POP 2’s intelligent algorithms, which ensure speed and accuracy for the scanner regardless of the computer you use it with,” Miss. Vivian, the co-founder of Revopoint, added.

The 3D scanner launched today allows users to explore expanded scanning possibilities, including using it as a handheld scanner for big statues and other big figures outdoors, or to mark points to scan large or featureless objects. POP 2 also innovates by using an invisible eye-friendly infrared light source to project and scan. This makes it possible for users to scan human and animal faces and body parts without producing any discomfort to the scanned subject.

“This is a professional-grade 3D scanner with a wealth of high-end features offered at a consumer-grade price. Everyone can buy it and use it,” said Vivian. The versatile device supports high-precision handheld and turntable scanning, featuring impressive accuracy combined with a simplified one-button operation.

Designed for professionals and demanding hobbyists, POP 2 is a compact 3D scanner that can be carried and used anywhere. Its single cable can be used to charge and connect to the user’s smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

The scanner’s software is also simplified and user-friendly, allowing for the operation to be displayed on its interface. “If there’s an error, you can simply roll back, correct it, and keep moving forward with no worries,” Vivian assured. The software works with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, unlike conventional 3D scanner software, which only supports Windows.

The company representative further clarified that the device is especially designed for 3D printing, human body scanning, large-scale sculpture scanning, a plethora of cultural and creative design applications, reverse modeling, different medical applications, and advanced VR/AR and 3D modeling applications.

The Revopoint POP 2 3D Scanner campaign on Kickstarter at <https://bit.ly/30tcYiJ> is seeking to raise $9,975 to fund the large-scale production of the scanner. Backers who support the campaign gain early and discounted access to the device.

About Our Company 

Revopoint focuses on the research and development of cutting-edge structured light and 3D imaging core hardware technology. The company’s core technical team leverages many years of experience in 3D imaging and artificial intelligence technology research and development, having developed different devices in the field, from chips to complete machines, focusing on 3D cameras and 3D scanner products.

Low-Cost-Portalroboter von igus in nur fünf Minuten online konfigurieren

drylin Portalkonfigurator senkt Hürde für den Einstieg in die Automatisierung

Köln, 16. November 2021 – In fünf Minuten einen Portalroboter online konfigurieren und programmieren, sofort den Preis erhalten, Funktionstests in der Augmented Reality durchführen und CAD-Daten mit technischer Zeichnung herunterladen: Das Alles macht der neue Portalkonfigurator von igus möglich. Angebunden an den Robotik-Marktplatz RBTX ist es durch ihn besonders einfach in die Welt der Low-Cost-Automation einzusteigen.

Mit dem neuen igus Online-Konfigurator lassen sich Linienportale, Flächenportale und Raumportale der drylin Serie konfigurieren. Es wird lediglich ein Browser mit Internetzugang benötigt. Von überall auf der Welt kann der Anwender dann ein Linienportal auswählen. Über virtuelle Schieberegler legt er die gewünschten Hublängen fest und sieht das 3D-Modell des Portals, das sich in Echtzeit den Schieberegler-Veränderungen anpasst, in einer 360-Grad-Ansicht von allen Seiten. Ebenso einfach kann der Nutzer das Portal um die passende Steuerung erweitern und erstellt so innerhalb von wenigen Minuten seine anschlussfertige Roboter-Lösung. Ein Festpreis, der sich dem Konfigurationsgeschehen ebenfalls in Echtzeit anpasst, ist sofort sichtbar. CAD-Modelle und Bemaßungszeichnungen stehen nach der Konfiguration direkt zum Download bereit. Darüber hinaus ist es möglich, den Roboter durch die Eingabe weniger Parameter auch zu programmieren. Als digitaler Zwilling visualisiert ein animiertes 3D-Modell dann die festgelegten Bewegungen. „Wir folgen mit dieser Funktion dem Motto ,Test-before-Invest‘“, sagt Alexander Mühlens, Leiter Geschäftsbereich Automatisierungstechnik und Robotik bei igus. „Bediener gewinnen dadurch online ein Gefühl für Roboterbewegungen und Taktzeiten. So kommen sie in der Realität schneller zu den gewünschten Ergebnissen, da sie die Hardware schon vor dem Kauf virtuell testen können.“

RBTX: Der Marktplatz für Low-Cost-Robotik

Der drylin Portalkonfigurator ist an den Low-Cost-Automation Marktplatz RBTX angebunden, auf dem verschiedenste Anbieter von Low-Cost-Robotik ihre Produkte und Kompetenzen bündeln. So finden sich hier nicht nur Linearroboter, sondern auch Scara-Roboter, Gelenkarmroboter und Deltaroboter. Kombinieren lassen sie sich mit Vision-Systemen, Gripper, GUIs, Motoren, Sensoren und Steuerung verschiedener Hersteller. Alle Komponenten, die im Konfigurator zur Verfügung stehen, wurden miteinander kombiniert und Kompatibilitätstests durchgeführt. Dadurch wissen Anwender bei jeder Konfiguration, dass sie auf der sicheren Seite sind. „Die Automatisierung entscheidet in immer mehr Branchen über die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Unternehmen. Mit dem neuen Portalkonfigurator gehen wir weiter in die Richtung, es auch kleinen Betrieben mit begrenzten Ressourcen zu ermöglichen, ohne hohen Kosten- und Zeitaufwand zu automatisieren“, fasst Alexander Mühlens zusammen. „Dieses Online-Tool ist ein erster Schritt, die auf RBTX befindlichen Produkte schon vor dem Kauf zu testen. Für die Zukunft denken wir an einen Konfigurator, mit dem sich vor jeglicher Investition alle Komponenten auf dem Marktplatz miteinander verheiraten und dann testen lassen.“

Probieren Sie den igus Portalkonfigurator unter https://www.igus.de/info/n21-portalkonfigurator aus.

Create, Share, & Teach with SnapCAD

Information about SnapCAD just appeared on the VEX Robotics website. You can now sign up with your email to get informed as soon as SnapCAD is available for download.

So, sign up and while you wait for the download to become available, read the information that is on their official website:

Create, Share, & Teach with One Easy-to-Use Program

SnapCAD is a community-built solution for designing virtual VEX IQ models and creating printable, shareable instructions for them. Use SnapCAD to test out a novel idea in the virtual world before building it physically, or to share your creations with the world in the form of step-by-step build instructions!

Transform your VEX IQ Classroom

SnapCAD is a FREE download and available to anyone with a PC running Windows 95 or newer (see below for full system requirements). Students can even install it on their home computers and bring their models (saved in the lightweight .ldr or .mpd file formats) into class the next day.

A Community Effort

The SnapCAD vision began when some members of the VEX IQ community began converting VEX IQ CAD files into the popular open-source LDraw format. This made them available for use in a number of publicly available LDraw editors.

Built for VEX IQ

Drawing from community expertise, SnapCAD is a new LDraw editor designed specifically for VEX IQ. Students can use SnapCAD to learn the fundamentals of computer aided design (CAD) and create new VEX IQ robots!

  • Comes pre-loaded with the entire VEX IQ part library
  • Supports colored VEX IQ parts
  • Includes pre-built models of the Autopilot, the Clawbot IQ, and V-Rex
  • Adapts to new products ported into SnapCAD soon after public release
  • Creates step-by-step instructions for your custom builds

And feel free to join our VEX IQ discussions in our VEX IQ Robotics Fangroup on Facebook

VEX IQ SnapCAD Screenshot

 

BlocksCAD Teaches Children Math and Programming while they Design their Own Toys

Have you ever discovered that you can’t find the exact toy your child wants? Your daughter loves robots, but she wants them to be pink. Your son wants a length of track for his race car set that doesn’t exist. Your nephew loves elephants and wants his own My Little Elephant set.
You could find someone with a 3D printer and a good grasp of CAD to design a novel toy for you.

But why do that when you can let creative children do it themselves?

BlocksCAD, a new application  developed by Einstein’s Workshop, helps children as young as eight to design and create their own toys.
Einstein’s Workshop launched a Kickstarter campaign on September 6, 2014, to fund further development and release it under an open source license, free to everyone, everywhere.

BlocksCAD uses a simple drag-and-drop interface to create designs for 3D objects. It offers basic geometric shapes: cube, sphere, cylinder, cone, etc. Kids can combine these shapes to create their own unique toys. They assemble the building blocks of the object, like snapping together LEGO or assembling a jigsaw puzzle. The interface is so simple, even third-graders can use it.

Students have used BlocksCAD to create a wide range of objects, from doll furniture to Daleks, snowmen to strategy game pieces, rings to rocket ships. Annie, 10, is designing a table. She opens BlocksCAD and selects a rectangular block, thin and flat, to form the tabletop. She drags in another rectangular solid and makes it long and skinny – a table leg. Then she copies the leg three times and positions them to support the table. She saves her design and sends it off to a nearby 3D printer. Soon, the table is finished, three inches tall, just right for her dollhouse. She turns back to the computer and begins to design a chair.

Einstein’s Workshop, a STEM education startup in Burlington, MA, developed BlocksCAD to address a specific need. “We were seeing a lot of demand for 3D printing classes for younger children,” says Rebecca Rapoport, COO and co-owner of Einstein’s Workshop. “When we tried it out, we found that kids younger than fifth or sixth grade really struggled.
“On our staff, we have some talented developers who are also educators and experienced fabricators. So when we saw a need for software that’s easy for younger students to use, we did exactly what we encourage our students to do: we built it ourselves.”

“It’s a wonderful way to teach the practical side of math,” says Creative Director Katy Hamilton. “We can tell students that variables are useful, or how to describe a parabola, or we can give them real, concrete reasons to learn these concepts.”
The development team think BlocksCAD could be useful in schools and makerspaces everywhere.
“That’s one of the reasons we chose to do a Kickstarter,” says Henry Houh, president and founder of Einstein’s Workshop. “Not just to raise funds to make this application even better but also to get the word out that it’s going to be open source and freely available to the public.”

Einstein’s Workshop hopes to raise at least $42,000 by October 4, 2014. They offer a wide range of rewards to contributors, from T-shirts and 3D-printed models of the BlocksCAD mascot, The Blockhead, to a training class anywhere in the continental U.S. To support BlocksCAD, please visit the Kickstarter page at http://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/blockscad