Many of Growshapes' customers are universities who have adopted 3D scanners as tools to fulfill their research project goals in reverse engineering, biomedical, anthropology, digital arts and beyond. But interestingly, we have only sold 3D scanners to a handful of high schools.
This summer, we hired a high school intern Stephen Kwak, who is a sophomore at Belarmine College Preparatory in California. As a summer project, Stephen embarked on a new challenge to 3D scan his favorite item - a baseball!
Beyond studying hard at school, he plays as an outfielder and pitcher in a baseball travel team called, California Bulldogs 16u, competing in both local and national tournaments. He was also part of the Bellarmine Freshman Baseball team last spring season.
So you know why he wanted to 3D scan a baseball!
Stephen ultimately wants to scan various baseball equipment including his glove to figure out how to create a better fitting glove through scanning his hand. He also wants to help kids with disabilities that prevent them from playing baseball. That will be the next stage of his 3D scanning journey!
Check out what he learned over the summer using the HP 3D Structured Light Scanner Pro S3 with Dual Camera and see how he embedded the 3D scan file into Microsoft Powerpoint as a 3D object so you can see the 3D scan from all anggles.
His interest in technology stems from his parents both having engineering backgrounds, which has influenced him immensely. Currently Stephen is most interested in 3D related tech and artificial intelligence.
It's great to see new 3D tech being explored and used by a high school student - great work Stephen!
Growshapes is an HP Silver Partner of HP 3D scanning solutions and the official U.S. distributor of Open Technologies 3D Scanners - an endorsement that makes us proud.
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