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Structure Sensor: Capture the World in 3D

A project in San Francisco, CA by Occipital

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Capture models of rooms, 3D scan objects, play augmented reality games, and develop mobile applications with 3D sensing.
Backers: 3515
Average Pledge Per Backer: $367

Funded: $1,290,439 of $100,000
Dates: Sep 17th -> Nov 1st (45 days)
Project By: Occipital
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February 13th - via:
3D mapping is a concept that is becoming increasingly popular in today’s society, especially as virtual capabilities allow for greater vision and more precise measurements of interior space. A company called Occipital has created the Structure Sensor, which is a 3D sensor that attaches to your mobile device and effectively works to create a 3D image of basically anything you can view through the device’s camera. (Read More)

Award Winning Structure 3D Sensor for iPad Available for Pre-Order

November 18th - via:
The Structure 3D Sensor for the iPad, which exploded on Kickstarter back in September, has finally ended its crowdfunding campaign and moved onto official, non-Kickstarter pre-order status. Now, you can purchase a scanner for your iPad that can measure the walls of your apartment, 3D model your pets and augment your reality for upwards of $349 and delivery in April, 2014. (Read More)

The 3D Scanner for Your iPad Will Digitize Reality

November 15th - via:
Structure Sensor plugs in to any iPad and makes a detailed 3D image of your surroundings. (Read More)

Structure Sensor: the high-tech gadget set to kickstart a 3D scanning sensation

November 4th - via:
It smashed its Kickstarter funding target in just three hours. So is the Structure Sensor 3D Scanner the next step in the portable gadget revolution? (Read More)

Portable 3D Scanning: Occipital Raised over $1 million on Kickstarter

November 1st - via:
Imagine being able to look at items close up in full scale 3D imagery, with dimensional detail. Now it's possible thanks to Occipital and your iPad. (Read More)

The Final Countdown

October 30th - via:
The stretch goal ... so close!With just 23 hours left in our campaign, we are only $20,000 away from our stretch goal of $1,250,000. If we hit the goal, every backer who pledged $329 or above will get a free copy of Skanect Pro (regularly $129).... (Read More)

Structure Sensor 3D Scanner Works with New iPad Air and iPad Mini

October 29th - via:
Apparently, Apple released a new iPad recently. I had just finished moving into my new home – a cozy little hole under a large rock – as the news was being announced, so I didn’t even realize that it had happened. But it did! Which means that, if you were one of the almost 3,000 backers of the Structure Sensor on Kickstarter and were hoping to attach the 3D scanning device to your new iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display, you might be a little worried about compatibility. Well, fret not. Occipital, the startup behind the Structure Sensor, has adapted its product to Apple’s latest release. (Read More)

This Structure Sensor Turns Your iPad into a 3D-Scanner

October 28th - via:
With four days left to go, the Structure Sensor from Occipital, has already raised more than $1,100,000, making it the eighth most funded technology project on Kickstarter. (Read More)

A field test of Structure Sensor's 3D scanning for mobile devices

October 25th - via:
When Occipital launched its Kickstarter campaign for a portable 3D sensor for mobile devices, it saw the project fully funded within a few hours. Knowing we had to see this gadget in action, Gizmag met with co-founder Vikas Reddy after Structure Sensor had become the 50th Kickstarter project to reach the million-dollar mark. Our goal was to test the gadget that has its backers so eager to test one too. (Read More)

Apple's New iPads, new SDK feature, and our stretch goal!

October 24th - via:
Apple's New iPads and the Structure Sensor Like us, many of you were eagerly awaiting Apple’s new iPads – and Tuesday’s press event didn’t disappoint. The new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display both include a number of significant... (Read More)

Occipital Raises $1M (And Counting) On Kickstarter To Bring 3D Scanning To The Masses

October 18th - via:
Boulder & SF-based startup Occipital is probably still best known for its Red Laser and 360Panorama apps, but it confirmed today that it raised over $1 million on Kickstarter to bring its Structure 3D sensor to market. (Read More)

What Can a 3-D Sensing App Do? [VIDEO]

October 16th - via:
A new sensor attaches to mobile devices and can bring 3-D image rendering for games, printing or images. Gadi Amat, New Deal Design president, joins digits to discuss the Structure Sensor. (Read More)

A New Scan For 3D Printing And Augmented Reality

October 15th - via:
Typically, after he finishes scanning a room with the Structure Sensor, a 3D scanner for mobile devices, Jeff Powers, chief executive officer of Occipital (the company behind Structure), gets a strong reaction from the audience. (Read More)

Structure Sensor Will Blow You Away with 3D Image Capture

October 12th - via:
The Structure Sensor, from Occipital in San Francisco, is crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Their initial goal of $100,000 is a distant memory as they approach $1,000,000 raised. After only 7 days crowdfunding they were at 7 times their initial goa and after watching their pitch video you will see why. (Read More)

History of Occipital, Structure SDK, and more

October 10th - via:
Occipital and TechStars It’s hard to believe it, but it’s been over five years since Occipital was founded in 2008. A big part of our journey was joining TechStars for their second ever class of startups. Since then, TechStars has continued to... (Read More)

Capturing your world in 3D

October 9th - via:
Capturing environments or objects in 3D is a mouth-watering idea for everyone from interior designers to the 3D printing enthusiasts. Yet it is technically challenging, traditionally needing clunky hardware running off a desktop computer. But San Francisco-based Occipital is going into production with a mobile 3d scanner. (Read More)

iPad 3-D Sensing Coming Soon

October 7th - via:
A new 3-D sensor built by Occipital and powered by PrimeSense technology is bound to change iPad 3-D scanning and sensing. According to Techcrunch, the device, referred to as Structure Sensor, gives the iPad a new peripheral vision that helps users understand the world in three dimensions. Occipital is crowdsourcing its funding on KickStarter to get the project rolling, and PrimeSense has highlighted the device on its website. (Read More)

Scanning in Color, iPad Rumors, NYC Museum Exhibit, New Reward Level, and Stretch Goals

October 5th - via:
Color scanning? Yes.One of the things we’ve been working on with Structure is accurately pairing depth images from our sensor with the high-resolution color camera on the iPad. Why does this matter? One reason is color object scanning – we can... (Read More)

Occipital scans the future with sensor, Kickstarter campaign

September 27th - via:
Boulder’s Occipital is building an ambitious and futuristic iPad sensor, something I wrote about for this week’s print edition for subscribers. The project, called the Structure Sensor, lets people use their Apple mobile devices to scan an area, object or room and capture a precise three-dimensional representation of it for use in 3-D printing, gaming or in design. (Read More)

Kickstarter Weekly Five - September 27th

September 27th - via:
We are now in our seventh week of the Kickstarter Weekly and we’re nowhere near stopping, so as always, here are our five most interesting Kickstarter tech projects. (Read More)

Our First Public Demo, Plus iPhone 5s and the Structure Sensor

September 25th - via:
Thanks to you guys, we’re 7 full days in and over 7X our campaign goal! Now we’re hard at work getting the Structure Sensor ready and into backers’ hands.  First public demo of the Structure Sensor This past week, we were invited to show off... (Read More)

Structure Sensor 3D Scanner for iPad Obliterates Kickstarter in 3.5 Hours

September 23rd - via:
Structure Sensor blows away Kickstarter in 3 hours with a 3D scanner for the iPad (Read More)

Mobile 3D scanner Structure Sensor makes 5X its Kickstarter goal in under 48 hours

September 19th - via:
Less than 48 hours after San Francisco startup Occipital’s Structure Sensor, a device that turns your iPad into a mobile 3D scanner, went live on Kickstarter, the project garnered more than five times its goal of $100,000. With 45 days to go before the funding period ends, the Structure Sensor’s earned more than $505,000 – and the backers just keep coming. (Read More)

Wow - you guys ROCK!!!

September 18th - via:
We hit our funding goal of $100,000 in only 3.5 hours! This means a lot to us - we’re floored and humbled by your support. We’re a small team, but we’re working hard to keep up with all the messages, comments, and emails.  If you haven’t... (Read More)

Capture the World in 3D: Structure Sensor on Kickstarter

September 18th - via:
These are exciting times for pixels and atoms alike. Yesterday was the launch of the Structure Sensor campaign on Kickstarter. In just over 24 hours the Structure developers, Occipital in San Francisco, have quadrupled their funding goal and raised nearly $400,000 with 43 days left to go. And for good reason. With a tap of the screen the sensor lets you measure a room, make a 3D model from real life objects and send the files directly to your iOS device. (Read More)

This Gadget Turns Your iPad Into a Powerful 3D Scanner

September 17th - via:
3D printing is an incredible technology, although it requires detailed information about the objects you want to print. For most people, this is a big limitation — it's not like every phone or tablet has a 3D imaging camera. Enter Occipital. (Read More)

Occipital’s New Structure Sensor Turns Your iPad Into A Mobile 3D Scanner

September 17th - via:
The folks at Boulder/San Francisco-based Occipital are very much software people — the company’s RedLaser app was a big hit in the early App Store days before the team sold it to eBay, as was 360 Panorama before iOS 6′s Panorama feature took some of the wind out of its sails. (Read More)

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