A Tiny Revolution in the Making: The MakerBot Cyclops Cheap 3D Scanner

You're familiar with 3D printing right? And the open source MakerBot 3D printer? MakerBot's latest is the Cyclops 3D Scanner, which turns real objects into digital schematics using structured light 3D scanning. The kit's $40, but it's BYO webcam. [MakerBot]