The Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner is the perfect tool for home users


Thanks to the advancement of technology these days, 3D scanners aren’t just limited to professionals as the tech has trickled down to the point where even hobbyists can use them. If you’re looking for a 3D scanner that won’t break the bank and is also portable, Revopoint’s brand new Inspire 3D scanner could be worth taking a look at.

3D scanners are tools that might have once been thought to be used for professional purposes. To a certain extent, that is true. 3D scanners are the perfect tools for archiving, where researchers might want to scan ancient artifacts and documents to digitize them for the preservation for future generations.

They can also be used for reverse engineering, where one manufacturer might want to get a better idea of how a product is made, 3D scanning can help with that. We’ve also seen 3D scanning used in the medical field to create prosthetics that are more unique and tailored to individual users.

But for those who are new to 3D scanning and want something that’s simple to use and affordable, the Inspire is a great place to start as it has been designed with home users in mind.

Revopoint Inspire Feature Highlights

Capture Objects Fast and Accurately

Usually when we think of products that are aimed at home users, they generally don’t perform as well or as fast compared to their professional/industrial counterparts. Think of home printers and scanners which generally work much slower and don’t output as high of quality compared to ones you might find at professional printers or offices.

If you’re concerned that the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner might fall prey to these shortcomings, you can rest assured that it doesn’t. The Inspire 3D scanner can scan objects fast. We’re talking about scanning speeds of 14-18 fps which considering the fact that it’s small and portable, is actually rather speedy.

It is also pretty accurate where it boasts single frame accuracy of up to 0.2mm, so you can rest assured that your scans will be near-perfect. Of course there are some limitations due to its size and the scanner works best with medium-sized objects, so unless you’re trying to scan something massive, the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner should be more than capable of getting the job done.

Compatibility Across Platforms and Systems

Sometimes certain devices might be limited to working with certain systems. That won’t be the case with the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner. The company has worked to ensure that the scanner will be compatible with pretty much all the major platforms out there.

This means that whether you’re using a Windows 10 or 11 PC or a Mac computer, the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner will play nicely with your computer. Users won’t even need a super powerful computer to get it to work. All you’ll need is a computer that has at least an Intel i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM.

It will also work with your mobile devices and Revopoint has designed it so that it will be compatible with Apple’s iOS devices or Android.

Versatile Scan Range and Working Distance

One of the upsides of portable scanners like the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner is that you can bring it with you on the go. This gives you greater flexibility when it comes to making scans of objects that you might not have otherwise been able to scan.

Given that not all objects are positioned perfectly for scanning, it might be tricky, which is why Revopoint has made it so that the Inspire 3D scanner has a versatile range and working distance. We’re talking about single-frame scanning ranges of 230*140mm, and a distance of 250mm-500mm.

Enhanced Maker Tracking

There are clearly advantages and disadvantages to handheld scanners. Handheld scanners focus on portability, which is great, but it also means having to “sacrifice” certain features that a fixed scanner might have.

Luckily with the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner, the company has include dual infrared LEDs to provide extra marker illumination so that even on the go, your scans are accurate. This is coupled with the use of intelligent algorithms, and the new Magic Mat with pre-placed marker points that you can fold up like a handkerchief and bring it with you.

High-Speed Connectivity

Obviously when you scan an object, you would need to transfer that scan to a PC or your phone so that you can work on it further. The Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner offers users connectivity features like WiFi 6 if you prefer a wireless connection, or if you prefer going wired, you can opt to use USB-C.

Both are fast connections so that you can transfer your scans over to your PC or phone in a relatively short amount of time.

Smart Stabilization

While one of the advantages of the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner is its portability and handheld use, it is also one of its potential disadvantages because unlike scanners that are fixed in place, handheld means that your scans could be subject to shakiness which might not result in accurate images.

To counter this problem, Revopoint has built-in smart stabilization features by developing its own 3D vision technology system, which coupled with the 9-axis IMU means that any potential shakes from your hand during the scanning process will be stabilized and balanced out.

Vivid Color Scans

If you’re trying to scan objects out in the wild, like maybe a plant or a flower, sometimes lighting isn’t perfect which can affect the scanned image’s accuracy, especially if you’re trying to make sure the colors are perfect. The Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner comes with a white LED positioned next to its RGB camera that will help evenly light objects to make sure that color scans are accurate.

Flexible Use

While the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner has been designed to be used handheld, this doesn’t mean that you can only use it in handheld mode. The scanner comes with a mini turntable that allows it to act as a fixed scanner. If you are planning on using it primarily at home in your workshop, then the mini turntable will let you do that.

Alternatively, if you want to bring it with you on the go, the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner only weighs a negligible 140g that makes it easy to just pop into your backpack and you’re good to go.

Kickstarter Campaign

Now, one thing to note is that the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner isn’t actually available to purchase just yet. The company has launched the device on Kickstarter to raise funds to make it a reality. The good news is that if you don’t mind backing the project because you think that the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner could be a tool you could use, you’ll be pleased to learn that the company is offering a 38% discount for Super Early Bird backers.

This is quite a generous offer because you’ll be getting it at a massive discount, plus with all of its awesome features, it makes it excellent value for money.


So, if you think that a 3D scanner is something you might be interested in, and you want one that’s portable, light, and easy to use but still packs a ton of powerful features, then the Revopoint Inspire 3D scanner is really a no-brainer.

Whether you’re a professional that wants a 3D scanner that they can take with them on the go, or a hobbyist who wants a 3D scanner that won’t break the bank, Revopoint’s got you covered, so head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details or to pledge your support.

Alternatively, if you’re already familiar with the concept of 3D scanning and want something a bit more advanced, Revopoint’s other 3D scanners like the POP series, MINI, and RANGE are all worth taking a look at.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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