If the title of this project, the Coney Island Scan-A-Rama, sounds suspicious, consider that the person behind it is called “The Great Fredini”.
In reality, Scan-A-Rama is a project by Brooklyn-based Fred Kahl, who hopes to build an inexpensive 3D Scanning Portrait Studio in, where else, Coney Island.
We’ve seen several experiments in 3D portraits before; MakerBot has such a studio in their NYC retail outlet. But as far as we know, there are none in Coney Island, which, if you think about it, could be the right place for such an operation.
Kahl launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise USD$15,000 to get the project off the ground. For USD$60 or more, you’ll be able to get a custom 3D portrait prepared by Kahl.
If you’d like to support this unusual project, check out their Kickstarter page below.