Making 3D hand scans with cameras, lasers and Raspberry Pi (Tomorrow Daily 312)Engineering student creates a DIY scanner aimed at making better 3D images of our hands, and a designer collaborates on a project combining pottery, sound waves and 3D printing.
[MUSIC] Greetings citizens of the internet welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the known universe. I'm Jeff Cannata. And I'm Ashley Esqueda. You're watching our headlines episode so let's hit it. [MUSIC] Capturing 3D images. Images of the human body can be a little bit tricky because we tend to move around, but the [UNKNOWN] hand scanner aims to fix that. Pieter Smakman is a student at the Delft University of Technology and he noticed that 3D scans of hands were tough to do because, as I mentioned, people tend to move during the procedure. So he created the Curatio/g.The final prototype consists of 32 cameras, laser projection, and it's powered by a raspberry pie. When a person puts their hand into the machine, the lasers create a lot of different reference points for a modeling software to use and the cameras all snap a photo at the exact same time. Markman thinks the ratio can be used for a wide range of products from 3D printed cats all the way to sports equipment. Yeah, this is super cool. But if they're looking for a celebrity spokesperson I hope they consider Horatio Sands for Curatios hands? Because he's available I'm sure. Next. [LAUGH] Hey. Switching from a medical story to one about pottery, check out how music can influence the making of pots. One day, Olivier van Herpt noticed loud music changing the form of a 3D printed object. And was inspired to create something similar. Instead of accidentally changing the form, he worked with sound designer Ricky Vanbrokoven and mounted a speaker directly under a 3D printer designed by Vanherb to make clay pots. While the printing process happens, the speaker emits low pitched sound pulses. Causing the pot to vibrate and change its pattern. The final products are beautiful intricate pots with some personality to them. It's so interesting that sound can be used as a physical manipulator, but I'm curious what it would be like He used actual songs. Yeah, something really bass heavy. Yeah. [UNKNOWN] Yeah [LAUGH]. [UNKNOWN] I want to see Run DMC's pot. Wait a minute. Wub pot. [LAUGH] Wub. Okay guys. That's it for our headline Which one should we talk about on Thursday's long show? Man those, those hand, the, the scanning of hands. I find that fascinating. We gotta discuss that more. So if you guys want to get in on that conversation for the Thursday long show you can use the hash tag #HEYTD. Yeah, shout at us over Twitter and if we like what you comment We'll use your comment in our discussion on the Longform Show on Thursday. That's right. And that's it for our headline, so let's talk about our phonetographer of the day. [MUSIC] Today's phonetographer is Bre, who took this adorable picture with her Droid Mini. Yeah, Bre writes to us and says, hey, TD, I wanted to share this wonderful picture of my boy, Malo. This is taken with my 4G LTE droid mini, and you have my full permission to use this on the show. First of all, who's a good boy? You's a good boy. You's a good boy. You are. He's cute. That is a really cute dog. I'm I'm one of those people that gets a little crazy when people shoot in portrait mode. But this time it works. It does work. But listen, Bree, if you wanna send us a landscape picture of your dog. [LAUGH] So we can see it even bigger on our screens, that would be awesome cuz he's so, so cute, and we love him. Hey if you want to be our phonetogropher, send us a picture, let us know what device you took it on, give us permission to use it, and give us a little story about what it is. We do love stories. Yeah, the information here. Yeah, it's over in this general area. And I of course, if you guys want to find us on social media we are on the internet You might know us from there. All the information is right down there for your social media, tweeting, snapping, gramming pleasure. I don't know. Whatever you guys are into. All the medias of social variety. Hey! That's gonna do it for this episode, tune back in tomorrow we'll got more headlines coming at you. Until then Be good humans, see you next time bye.