MakerBot® MakerCare™ Service Plan ($150)

The MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner comes with an exciting service option: the MakerCare Service Plan1. MakerCare is designed to make your MakerBot Digitizer ownership experience as smooth as possible. The plan lasts a full year from the order ship date of your MakerBot Digitizer. If anything goes wrong with your MakerBot Digitizer during that time2, you can contact our Support team to identify the source of the trouble. Our team will provide any replacement parts necessary, or arrange for you to ship your MakerBot Digitizer back to us for repair3.

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1Available only in the contiguous United States
2Exclusions may apply
3Return authorization necessary; some restrictions may apply
A fast and easy way to create 3D models
Quickly turn the things in your world into 3D models
that you can modify, improve, share, and 3D print.
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Calling Early Adopters
Intended for experimenters and visionaries
who are ready to blaze a trail into 3d creation
$799   +
$150   =
Popular Mechanics
Breakthrough Award 2013
“ The MakerBot Digitizer is nearly magic ”
“ Now anyone can take a 3D object, scan it,
and create a digital copy. ”
“ Simple to operate, and capable of good-quality scans ”
Optimized for
3D Printing
With just two clicks, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner’s easy to use, yet sophisticated software creates clean, watertight 3D models that are ready to 3D print. We’ve optimized the whole process to work seamlessly with MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers, but you get standard design files to use on the 3D printer of your choice. You don’t need any design or 3D modeling skills to get started, and it all happens in just minutes.
Your World
See things differently. When you scan an object, you give it a brand new life in the digital world. The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner outputs standard 3D file formats so that you can improve, shape, mold, twist, animate, and transform objects in a third-party 3D modeling program.
The file you get from your scan is a great starting point for something new. Make your own new gnome with the file below!
Download Gnome
Adding one 3D model to another is easy, like putting a hat on top of a gnome. Either scan a second object, or search for it on

MeshMixer (free)
Scale your objects down and multiply them to create charms or game pieces. It only takes seconds in our free software MakerBot MakerWare.

MakerBot MakerWare for Digitizer
Many tools let you sculpt a 3D model like you’re sculpting clay. We added a fluffy beard and some pointy ears
to transform our gnome.

Share It
Sharing is central to the Next Industrial Revolution, so we built it directly into the MakerBot Digitizer experience. Send your 3D design files to friends, family, and colleagues, or easily upload them to, the largest community for sharing 3D designs.
Behind the two-click simplicity is a powerful and complex reconstruction process. MakerWare for Digitizer contains an algorithm that connects hundreds of thousands of points into a seamless digital mesh in just seconds. There’s no patching, stitching, or repairing required, so you can skip straight to your creative process. We’ve worked hard to create software that saves you time.
MakerBot MultiScan Technology
Scan objects from multiple angles
Create Better 3d Models
MakerBot MultiScan Technology allows you to
scan objects from multiple angles to capture the
top, bottom, and hidden parts of your object.
You can then “merge” them together to create
the best possible 3D model.
Imagine the Possibilities
Technical Specifications

Scan volume
Up to 20.3 (diameter) x 20.3 cm (H)
[8 x 8 in.]

Dimensional accuracy
± 2.0 mm [± 0.079 in]

Detail resolution
0.5 mm [0.0197 in]

Triangles per 3D model
Approx. 200K

Scan speed
Approx. 12 minutes

Steps per rotation
800 per rotation

Optimal Light Conditions
Artificial indoor light

Maximum weight on turntable
3 kg [6.6 lbs]


Included Software
MakerWare for Digitizer

Exported File Types
STL, Thing

Operating Systems
Windows (7+)
Mac OSX (10.7+)
Linux (Ubuntu 12.04+)


Two eye-safe Class 1 laser line generators

1.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor

Enclosure Material

USB connection

Stepper Motor
0.9° step angle with 1/16 micro-stepping


Product Dimensions
47.5 L x 41.1 W x 20.3 H cm
[18.7 x 16.2 x 8.0 in]

Shipping Dimensions
52.1 L x 47.0 W x 24.4 H cm
[20.5 x 18.5 x 9.6 in]

Product Weight
2.1 kg [4.7 lbs]

Shipping Weight
5.0 kg [11.0 lbs]

Storage Temperature
0°–55° C [32°–90° F]

Operating Temperature
15°–32° C [60°–90° F]

AC Input
100–240 V, ~2 amps, 50–60 Hz

Power Requirements
12 V DC @ 2.08 amps

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