Scope 3D

Julia Irwin

Scope3D is a micromechanical 3D scanner that allows users to build scalable 3D models from tiny objects.


Development of the scanner was inspired by a design project to make 3D printed design objects whose form gets created by their underlying physical properties (e.g., salt and pepper shakers in the shape of a salt crystal and peppercorn, respectively). This working prototype is a first iteration of a longer research initiative to make a tool that accounts for different shapes and textures, and fully automates the 3D modeling process so users can press a single button and create a true-to-form model.


3D Printing Luxury, Automata: Telling Stories with Machines