3D Systems' Cubify division announced a unique service: Scan-A-Claus, just in time for the holiday season. It's a 21st Century take on a 20th Century tradition: a picture with Santa Claus.
Some readers may recall from their youth the sometimes awkward moments sitting on a strange Santa's knee waiting for a professional photographer to capture an image for posterity.
This is much the same, except that it's not an image being captured - instead you are 3D scanned with Santa. Engineers will be using their new "Sense" handheld scanner to produce the 3D scans, which of course, will then be 3D printed.
The event takes place in New York City tomorrow (yes TOMORROW ONLY) at Cubo, a 3D printing and Toy store at 512 East 12th St., from 11AM to 6PM ET. You'll need to register for a specific time slot to get your scan done, which take place every five minutes. More information is available at the link below.
We think this is a very interesting experiment; transforming an old tradition into a new one. Will it catch on? Will we see Santas surrounded by scanners across the land in late Decembers to come?