Geekiest Way to Carve a Pumpkin: 3-D Scanning and a Robot

Hacking the Holidays

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Saw this over at Make and had to pass it on to all of you.  Now I’ve used power tools on my pumpkins in the past, but this is taking it to the limit!  He took a photograph, used special software to translate it to a 3-D map, and then set a robot-controlled tool to work. Watch some video of the machine at work, and then see the final product below.

And here’s the finished product:

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