It’s our second to last day of making, and we have to finish this 3D bust of Gene Roddenberry. To speed things up, we’ve asked a couple super-talented engineers at Evermind to help us turn our plasticine bust into a 3D-replicator version of itself.
First step, we need to scan the plasticine bust. Before we can 3D print Mr. Gene Roddenberry, we need to make a digital file that our 3D printer can understand. Don Stratton, CTO at Evermind and former Griffin engineer, suggests we use an iPhone app called 123D Catch. The app asks you to take 40 pictures of your object from different angles. From these 2D pictures, it creates a 3D image that you can edit and send to the printer.