Now this is really cool technology! I have seen 3d scanners that cost tens of thousands of dollars. Here’s a video of one in action:
Some really smart person has written an app for the iPhone 4 that takes advantage of the front facing camera and screen to create 3d models. So for a few bucks students can create 3d models. What can they use them for? Well for starters they can make a model of their face for use as an avatar in various 3d programs. They will also be able to create video game content pretty easily.
I would imaging that the technology only works for small objects and at close range but I am sure that limitation will be worked out too.
Here’s a video I managed to find about the technology.
That’s pretty awesome! You know at some point somebody is going to stick a LIDAR on a phone and really be able to scan things.