A home 3D printer, scanner, fax machine

There was a time when everyone wondered why everyone would even need a phone in their home, now we have one not only in every home, but literally in everyone’s pocket. Could a home 3D printer be next? Would you get one for your house? What would you use it for?

3D printing may finally make its way into the home. The aptly named home 3D printer scanner, Zeus, may be a game changer in getting 3-dimensional printers into the consumer market. Invented at the University of Southern California‘s new incubator/accelerator,  Viterbi Startup Garage, the team comes from a unique mix of robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer vision) and appears to be pushing the envelope, so to speak, in creating a multi-functional, all-in-one, 3D printer.

You can check out the Kickstarter project: ZEUS: The World’s First ALL-IN-ONE 3D Copy Machine.

I am on my way over to the USC Viterbi Startup Garage this afternoon and I’m sure it will be an exciting visit considering that their Kickstarter project exceeded its $100,000 goal in 24 hours. Overfunding in the Kickstarter realm often means a project will catch a lot of attention and gain tremendous momentum.

The Kickstarter site explains:

“Wouldn’t it be great to buy a 3D printer, take it out of the box, plug it in, and be able to use it right away, the same way you would with any other piece of consumer electronics such as computers and TVs? Just as 2D printers naturally evolved to incorporate more functions into one device, we set out to revolutionize the 3D printing industry to give makers a complete 3D printing experience with a multifunctional machine. Finally, you will now be able to scan, print, copy, and fax objects from one device at an affordable price.”

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Zeus – 3D Printer Scanner Overfunds In 24 Hours
3D printing may finally make its way into the home. The aptly named 3D printer scanner, Zeus, may be a game changer in getting 3-dimensional printers into the consumer market. Invented at the University of Southern California’s new incubator/accelerator,  Viterbi Startup Garage, the team comes from a unique mix of […]

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