3D Scanner "matterform" will be available in Japan in June

BRULÉ, Inc., Japanese retailer of foreign goods, is going to start selling Canadian 3D scanner "matterform" in early June.

"matterform" scans 2,000 points of an object placed on its turntable per second using an HD camera and 2 lasers. Maximum size of a scannable object is W190xH250xL190mm. The minimum scannable resolution is 0.43mm. You can choose a scanning file among STL, OBJ and PLY.

Regarding scanning time, it takes 5 minutes for High-speed and 10 minutes for High-quality mode.

Elecom - Ping-pong ball-type speaker for smartphone earphone jack

Elecom is going to release the compact ball-type mono speaker ASP-SMP050 series - a φ3.5mm stereo mini jack for the earphone jack of any smartphone, iPhone or other devices compatible with a φ3.5mm stereo mini jack.

The ASP-SMP050 series is slightly smaller than an actual ping-pong ball. It is able to output 1.5W powerful sound, which is roughly 8 times more powerful than a smartphone speaker.

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday

This week Japan’s kicking in some cash, tech, and know-how to help modernize a sizeable public waterworks in the Philippines, Nissan’s prepping their shiny new hybrid racing triangle for Le Mans, and Japan’s trying to get cozy with India’s Navy through tech sharing, which, for regional stability and international understanding, actually means almost nothing. 

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