First up: Kickstarter is a cool platform (check it out if you haven’t before).
3D scanning is the missing piece in the “new industrial revolution” driven by 3D printing. Occipital has just set the benchmark, coming in at just over 15% of the cost of the makerbot 3D scanner.
You see it is all very well to be able to print anything, but you have to model that anything first. That takes hours and years of skill, and leaves most of us on the sidelines, scouring thingiverse for something to print. But now, plug in your ipad and you have your very own 3D scanner. So scan whatever you want to print, maybe 10 minutes of tweaking and print. I know what i want for Christmas