Tech Tools: Makerbot Digitizer
Create your own 3D models at the touch of a button. From $1,550
Want to create 3D models? Have no design skills or any idea how to go about it? Meet the Makerbot Digitizer. The desktop 3D scanner will take everyday objects, scan them and allow you to replicate them with any 3D printer. All you have to do is put the object on the turntable, press the button, and it will create the file you need. If you are feeling a bit more ambitious, you can use some quick tools to add a few extras on to your model, scanning a second object or allowing you to “sculpt” the original model.