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Kickstarter: Revopoint MINI, a small and low-cost 3D scanner

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Revopoint launched a Kickstarter campaign for their latest 3D scanner, Revopoint MINI. This new product is quite affordable (around $450 at the early bird kickstarter price, a little bit under $800 afterwards).

This product relies on structured light (blue light) to 3D scan objects: the 3D shape is reconstructed using projected light patterns and a dual camera system.

The Revopoint MINI provides very interesting specs for this price point: “a point distance of up to 0.05mm and a single-frame precision of up to 0.02mm”.

Revopoint explains that they target multiple markets: reverse engineering, cultural heritage, jewelry, 3D animation & modeling, etc. Depending on your needs, the Revopoint MINI can be used both as a handheld scanner and a turntable scanner. It should also be noted that the Revopoint MINI wan be used both with a regular workstation/laptop and a smartphone/tablet (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS are supported).

The main limitations of the product are the following: it is optimized for small to mid-size subjects (10x10x10mm to 500x500x500mm): scanning big objects will involve multiple scans and some post-processing. Furthermore, in its current form the Revopoint MINI does not support RGB texture scanning.

A few 3D scans created by beta users

Stabilizer and turntable

Revopoint also worked on a few add-ons:

  • A stabilizer for handheld scanning: this will improve precision and tracking.
  • A dual-axis turntable (360° horizontal, ±30° vertical).
  • Scanning spray, to create a non-reflective surface on objects. This is especially useful if you plan to scan transparent of reflective surfaces. This scanning spray vanishes within 4 hours, and no post-scan cleaning is required.

Already more than 1 million dollars pledged

The crowdfunding campaign is already quite successful: over a million US dollars have already been pledged by a total of nearly 2400 backers. You will have to pledge a little bit over $400 to receive a Revopoint MINI. Additional pledges and addons are available.

Standard Package
Premium Package
Add-ons

For more information, you can head over to Kickstarter. You will find below the specifications of the product and an comparison between Revopoint POP 2 (the other 3D scanner sold by Revopoint) and Revopoint Mini.

As always, it should be reminded that Kickstarter is not a preorder store. Each crowdfunding campaign has its challenges. We advise you to read the “Risks and Challenges” section at the bottom of the Kickstarter page.

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