Mattel might be the first to market with a 3D printer aimed at kids, but Hasbro isn’t sitting by and letting its main competitor have all the 3D fun. The company just patented a kid-friendly 3D scanner that can digitise small objects using a smartphone’s camera and clever software.
Scanners are a bit of a running joke around the Giz office. “If you post a scanner, you’re probably fired,” our editors demi-joke. So it’s sorta distressing news that HP’s got a cheap 3D scanner that’s actually kind of awesome.