Be Your Own Souvenir Project Uses 3D Printing for Customized Trinkets

 - Apr 10, 2011
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The Be Your Own Souvenir project from blablaLab is definitely one of the craziest and coolest ones you will ever come across. When traveling the world, there is always the desire to want to take something back home by which to remember the trip. Instead of getting a pressed penny or typical tourist shirt, the Be Your Own Souvenir lets you become the memorable item.

Be Your Own Souvenir from blablaLab creates 3D keepsakes that resemble little toy soldiers. What's extra special is that the pose and shape that these toy soldiers take are based on the visitors. In simplest explanation, Be Your Own Souvenir uses software from openKinect and openFrameworks to get 360-degree scans of visitors and then rapidly creates 3D prints for them to take home. It's probably one of the most memorable souvenirs you'll ever get.