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3D Scanning: Conference Documentation
  The intention of the installation, ‘Make What You Desire’ is to make the user feel liberated from manufacturing constraints. They are invited to use plasticine to model anything they like. This is then 3D scanned and 3D printed to form part of a larger visual archive of what people would 3D print if they could print anything. Users will be able to access this visual archive online and download their scan which can be 3D printed wherever they have access to a 3D printer. The scanner is a little different from conventional scanners though. It was developed from an open source project by the author, to improve the scan quality of small objects. Conventionally 3D scanners struggle to pick up small details. This scanner is still a work in progress but has been used at several conferences as a new way of conference documentation. The scanner does not always see what is expected and therefore creates some interesting interpretations of users models.


Allan, D. (2017). 3D Scanning: Conference Documentation. In Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI).



3D printing, 3D scanning, Conferences, Documentation

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