Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 | Scan-o-tron | Bocatron

Boca Bearings attended the Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 held in Tampa, FL during the weekend of April 18-19.

This family event featured technical, creative and professional exhibits, workshops and sessions covering everything from patent development and the inventive process, to 3D printing, programming, mechanical and electrical design, green tech and open source technologies, and much more!

With close to a thousand makers in attendance, we demonstrated the Bocatron, a full-sized stand-up 3D body scanner, with the help of the wonderful folks of Eureka! Factory.

The Eureka! Factory is a collaborative of creative individuals and business partners who believe in the power of community driven innovation to help people move from passive consumption to empowered and active creation of their future and ours. Visit their Work page to learn more.

                                       The folks of Eureka! Factory who built the Bocatron

We set up the Bocatron at noon, and scanned about 25 attendees for the afternoon. The process is very simple, and does not take more than 5 minutes in total to render a highly-detailed, full-color 3D scan of a whole person. There is a weird delight to seeing yourself on a computer screen in three dimensions, and lots of smiles for family and friends. We even did some costumed characters, and folks came up with great ideas for the device such as a family chess set, wedding cake toppers, and much more.

                                      Here is a cosplay character getting Bocatronned

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