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Nickel For Scale: Automatically Customizing 3D Objects to Fit YOU! Marty McGuire, MakerBot Industries Amy Hurst, UMBC
Extreme Customization! Inexpensive rapid prototyping tools offer a DIY alternative to the one-size-fits-many approach of mass manufacturing. It’s now possible to customize objects just for you! Life-changing for individuals whose abilities or size change over time:  ,[object Object]
Children
Older adults,[object Object]
Can’t expect everyone to have calipers or a precision 3D scanner!

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Nickel for Scale - Botacon 0

Editor's Notes

  1. Read (1&2)Ideally want people to be able to do this at home, and not have to go to clinics, hardware stores etc. 3) Read: Need to consider target demographic, and make these tools ACCESSIBLE for individuals who may not have accurate control over their hands, or maybe they have vision limitations.
  2. As a first step to answering these questions, we created Nickel for Scale. In this project we… (read)