MakerBot’s 3D scanner will go on sale next week

Popular 3D printer maker MakerBot will release its Digitizer 3D scanner next week, the company announced today.
3D scanners scan physical objects and turn them into a virtual file that can be printed on a 3D printer. Handheld and platform-based scanners that resemble the Digitizer have begun popping up on crowdfunding sites at price points of $1,000 or less. MakerBot hasn’t said how much the Digitizer will cost, but my bet is it will be $500 or less to appeal to hobby 3D printer owners.