Melda Kiziltan from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, tagged us in some good news on LinkedIn the other day: “This weekend, my team and I competed in Hack the North 2021, North America’s largest hackathon… AND WE WON!”
It’s super simple to use. Simply place an object on a rotating table and press a button.
How does it work?
Then the photos are uploaded to 3DF Zephyr, commercial photogrammetry software that automatically reconstructs 3D models from photos.
The 3DF Zephyr file is then uploaded to NFT storage solution Pinata, where it gets minted. Minting an NFT is how digital art becomes a part of the blockchain and able to be sold.
Almost unbelievably, the team had never worked with the blockchain, computer vision, or 2D-to-3D image technology before. Neither had they used any Raspberry Pi hardware. Not only did they have all of these obstacles to overcome, they had to do it under the pressure of a 24-hour time limit.
Next steps for scaNFT
The team accomplished a lot inside of that time limit, but there’s more they want to do to improve their prizewinning project. Here’s the wishlist from their original project post:
- Developing a true automation pipeline to completely automate the entire process
- Allow more personalization and ability to change users easily
- Contract option selection
- 3D printing parts
- Adding prices to NFTs
- Creating a frontend for the user