Would You Get A 3D Printout Of Your Head?
A 3D printing company has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan, featuring an unusual take on the photo booth: instead of producing a strip of silly pictures, the booth churns out a 3D replica of the customer’s head.
TechCrunch reports on the opening of the MakerBot store:
MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis unveiled a new 3D photo booth powered by ShapeShot. The photo takes a couple of minutes and costs $5 for three reusable shots. Then you can order prints of your head. In 3D. Depending on the size, they run $20, $40 or $60. The most important part remains the fact that there is now a physical address to experience 3D printing.
Three-dimensional prints of your head? Am I the only one who thinks that sounds kind of creepy?
Even so, maybe the bigger point is publicity. Pettis explains that he wants to show people that 3D printing is not “science fiction.” And I’m sure that these models will… turn a few heads.
In addition to the photo booth and demonstrations, the store also sells the actual 3D printers and supplies, as well as small objects produced by the printers.
What do you think? Would you want a giant model of your head in the living room?
[Image via Roman Dillet/TechCrunch]