Australian start up eora 3D has developed an affordable iPhone-powered 3D scanner to be launched on Kickstarter shortly.
August 4, 2015: When the team of three Australians was faced with the price for a precise professional 3D scanner, they decided to develop their own device for the fraction of the cost.
The eora 3D scanner is equipped with a green light laser to capture objects with an accuracy of under 100 microns. It is powered by all models of the iPhone 5 or 6 series (Android coming soon) via a bluetooth connection and will be available for the price of $ 199 to early bird backers on Kickstarter this September. According to eora the scan takes only 5 minutes and the result will be displayed right away on the screen of your phone.
Additionally, a wireless turntable with bluetooth connections enables to automatically create 3D models of objects with a hight of up to 200 mm. With a range of up to 1 meter, larger objects can be captured using a tripod mount.
- Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 15 mm
- Weight: 0.98 kg (2.16 lbs)
- Laser: 5mW Green Laser (Class 3R), 520nm wavelength
- Accuracy: < 0.2 mm
- Scan Time: 5 minutes including processing
- Point Cloud Vertices: up to 8 million per scan
- File Output: PLY, OBJ, STL and STP
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
Eora 3D is also a finalist in the Seedstars World start-up competition and will represent Australia at the finals in Geneva next March.
October 19, 2015: Update – eora 3D’s Kickstarter campaign launches
eora is going to launch their Kickstarter campaign for the Smartphone-powered 3D scanner today at 10:30 pm CEST. If you would like to be one of their first backers and pledge for their $ 199 early bird offer, make sure to head to their Kickstarter page in time.
January 12, 2016: Update – eora 3D scanner available on Indiegogo
Following their successful Kickstarter campaign, eora 3D decided to make the 3D scanner available on their website. Due to a high volume of pre-orders they have had to explore other options to help manage the demand. Therefore this Friday, January 15th, the eora 3D scanner will be available through Indiegogo InDemand for $ 299 (limited to 100).