Internet of Things (IoT)

3D Immortal – Human bust scan and 3D printing

3 June 2018

Printed on a 3D-Cocoon 3D printer
Autobiographical 3D-bust of Ian Boake

This product uses an Arduino Uno (IoT device) to control the movement of the time-of-flight ToF  sensor. It also gives voice instructions to the user to toggle various buttons, instructs them to look directly at the ToF sensor and then press a push-button when the scanning is completed.

The completed 3D-printed bust using, this IoT product, is shown. It shows the bust printed in black PLA, albeit with the support material not removed, as yet, under my chin and it was not printed on a very good 3D printer.

If you want me to 3D-scan a similar bust of you, these will cost $50 each, so please email me. I do however suggest that you get it professionally 3D-printed, as the results will be substantially better than the example that you see here.

Gallery of images during the development stages:

3D Immortal in production.


Toggle switches and push-button used to control the ToF sensor, after being wired up.


The final 3D Immortal product.



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