Two weeks ago we told you about the Fuel 3D, a crow-funded handheld 3D scanner that combines stereo cameras and photometric imaging to produce high resolution, full color scans.
When the scanner was listed on KickStarter it met its initial fundraising goal of $75,000 within the first 36 hours.
Now, Fuel 3D Inc. has partnered with renowned artist Joshua Harker to offer their Kickstarter backers a special 3D printed cover for their new scanner. Harker is considered a pioneer of 3D printed art and his work has been featured in nearly 3,000 different collections alongside the work of noted artists like Ron English and Andy Warhol.
"I am hugely impressed with the quality of the scans that I have seen from the Fuel3D scanner and am intrigued by the multitude of possibilities such a tool can bring to the table for artists," said Harker. "The very reasonable price means that more people will be able to use the technology to get creative with 3D images and continue to push the medium in exciting new directions. This access ushers in a new phase of liberated design. To channel forms from one dimension into another is a profoundly powerful ability once only associated with the occult… welcome to our new reality!"
Apparently inspired by the occult, Harker has designed what he calls a "OUIJA planchette executed in the tangled filigree aesthetic." For those of us who are less ephemeral, that's a skull-themed, Ouija board inspired plastic cover. Backers pledging $1490 or more will get a Fuel3D scanner along with the new limited edition Harker cover.
"The Fuel3D scanner with the Joshua Harker cover is available now on Kickstarter for less than the future retail price of the actual product, which is an amazing offer," said Stuart Mead, CEO of Fuel3D. "The lucky few pledgers who get this will be getting a unique piece of limited artwork along with their Fuel3D scanner."
If you'd like to know more about the capabilities of the Fuel3D scanner you can check out the video below. If you want to know more about the Fuel3D Kickstarter campaign (which has accumulated more than $230,000 in pledges) you can click here.