A Strigil is a tool that was used by ancient Greek athletes to scrape off dust, oil, and sweat after an intense workout. It may be millennia since these Olympians once graced the fields, but their tools still remain for us to study.
A replica of an original strigil came into the possession of Dr. Toumazou, a professor in the Classics Department. He came to Studio M wondering if there was any way we could create a 3D model of his strigil, and then produce a 3D printed version of it. We had just gotten our Matter and Form 3D scanner up and running that semester, so we set right to work.
Brian Little had supported a kickstarted for the Matter and Form 3D scanner, which is why we got an early version of the scanner. You can check out their website here. Even though the Matter and Form software works for both Mac and Windows, I would suggest using Windows, as it seems development for the Mac side lags the windows side by quite a lot. There are more features available, and the general process of scanning seems smoother and more accurate.
Here is the original strigil:
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