YORK, England (NBC/RTV) - How would you like to pick up a 3D figurine of yourself, just like the ones you see of sports stars or toys?
A supermarket in Britain named ASDA thinks it's a good way to bring in customers.
It's starting trials with a 3D printer at one store in York, England.
Scanning your body takes two to three minutes, and the scanner reads color as well as geometry.
"The scanner's that sophisticated that it picks up details such as belt buckles, shoe detail wedding rings, and all the detail of the color,” said Phil Stout, with ASDA. “So the output to the printer -- our printer does 6 million colors, recognizes 6 million colors – and that allows us to print an amazing product, screaming 'quality' and at an affordable price."
After the scan, the image is processed by a computer and then sent to be printed with colored ceramic fluid.
After eight hours, you can pick up an 8-inch figurine of yourself. Victoria Cumberland decided to get one for her grandchildren.
"Quite why I would want a model of me, but they could always stick pins in it, can't they?" she laughed.
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