Studio Unfold from Belgium has recently presented a set of technical measurement instruments (a caliper, a measurement tape and a protractor) that can transfer the measured data into a 3d-model.

“Measurements of physical objects are transferred in realtime to an on-screen digital 3d model on which it needs to fit. Through this project, measuring becomes something without numbers, but with accurate precision; measuring becomes making. These instruments can then be used in an application where archetypical, parametric objects can be customised with exact measurements and materialised by digital production techniques such as 3D printing”

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Source and more info: Unfold