John is the Terminator

I’m pretty sure John is trying to take over my 3D Printer.  He decided we needed to do another 3D scan and turn him into the terminator.

Surrounding his print with gallium, now he’s the Terminator being melted at the end of the movie.  He may need to do some chrome spray paint, but overall it’s was a pretty fun idea.

3D Body Scanning of John

My coworker John was excited when I came in this morning.  “WHERE IS IT?” he shouted as I passed his office.

I had been annoying him with different methods of 3D scanning.  I kept taking him to one of the big open rooms in the office so I could walk around him and take photos or use different types software on my phone to see what would work best.    I was excited someone was willing to let me do it, turns out not many people want to be 3D scanned.   After many attempts, we found nothing was really working well.

Finally, I remembered I had bought a Structure sensor for my iPad years ago.   I had the sensor but couldn’t find the darn cables anywhere.  I ordered new ones and as soon as they came in I bothered him again to stand perfectly still in the middle of an open room while I slowly walked around him letting the software do its thing.

I dumped the results to my workstation and found we finally had a usable result.

So this morning when he was shouting at me, I produced the mini-John printing.

It could use some work, especially on the top of the head.  But, overall, I was pretty happy that we finally got it to work.  I still need to work on full body scans.  We tried that as well but the room we were in was making it pretty difficult.  I told him on a nice day we’ll have to go to the parking lot and give it another shot.