Humble webcam turned into impressive 3D scanner

If you're like me, when you think of 3D scanning you probably think of a setup much like they had on the set of the Matrix, with a billion cameras surrounding one object. Well, luckily it's not that complex and, perhaps even luckier, Qi Pan, a PhD student at Cambridge University Engineering Department, is making it as simple as can be.

His setup uses a webcam hooked up to your average PC, and his own hand to rotate an object. Take a look in the video above.

Via Boing Boing