THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE SCANNER
This device uses an approach called «structured light» to build a 3D surface. Although, this method is widely used in other 3D scanners, our team has super-charged it (and patented it), allowing our scanner to surpass all others on the market.
The basic concept is as follows:
1. A light pattern is projected onto an object using a built-in projector.
2. The light bounces back, and the built-in cameras, capture the deformation of the light grid.
3. This deformation is analyzed in real-time by powerful algorithms using the built-in computer.
4. This is done continuously (10 times per second), so a 3D image begins to take shape immediately on a built-in screen, as the scanner is taken around the object.
ABOUT THE SCANNER
No wires, built-in touch screen and battery
Most 3D scanners have at least two wires: one going to a computer and another one for power. Our 3D scanner doesn’t need any wires at all. Your feet won’t tangle up in the cables during scanning and you won’t accidentally pull it off the table with your legs as you pass by (this happens more frequently than you might think).
«Thor» has a built-in touch screen, so you can begin and stop scanning by pressing a button on that screen and you can see what you are scanning while doing it. It also has a built-in battery, making it completely autonomous.
Lightweight and portable
«Thor» weighs less than 2kg (~4lbs) and is less than 40cm (15in) in length. This means you can take it with you to scan the neighbors or hop on a plane to visit a reclusive village in the Amazon. The airlines won’t harp, because the scanner won’t add much to your carry-on weight.
Accurate, reliable, and fast
«Thor» can produce scans with 3D resolution of up to 2mm (0.07in), while keeping the accuracy of 0.2mm (0.007in). While, these specifications are similar to a few scanners on the market, the novelty is Thor’s large field of view (FOV). This 3D scanner’s FOV is twice as big as anything on the market, which means that scanning is done in half the time.
Simple to use hardware and software
The scanner has two buttons on the touch screen: start and stop. We are considering making it one button. If you have an opinion, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Aside from that, we are not sure how to make the scanning process any easier.
Once the scanning is done, you take out the USB flash drive from the scanner and transfer the scans to a computer. For your convenience, we have included a little software program that will finalize the model and export it into a format that you need. This utility has three buttons: import, go, and export. And although, there are other options for our advanced users (settings, cut, smooth, etc), you don’t need to use any of them. We’ve tried to make it as simple as possible.