Do you guys remember my DIY Pumpkin Fall Decor post featuring HP Sprout about a few weeks ago? If you missed that post, you can click here. Well, HP Sprout has a truck traveling to different cities to showcase HP Sprout.
Last November 14, the HP Sprout Truck had a stop here in Houston at Houston Maker Faire and I couldn't be any more excited. I felt like a little kid going to a toy store.
See, I may be a girl but I love techie stuffs, especially those ones that bring out my creative self. HP Sprout is such a powerful machine that it's impossible to learn everything all at once. Even though I already had my own personal experience with it, I was so surprised to have learned more of its features.
Whether it's kids, teens, or adults, HP Sprout never failed to fascinate anyone once they discover what it can do. The truck never had its idle moment when I was there. It was always full and there was a long line of people waiting to get in since the space was limited.
One of the features that HP Sprout boasts is its powerful scanning feature. You can scan pretty much anything and create something out of it. Some DIY-ers have scanned fresh flowers and/or petals and printed them on a fabric for a pillow or a blanket. You can take a real-life object, scan it, and turn it into a 2D. You can also create and print your own 3D objects like I did with my DIY fall pumpkin decor. To see what others have created, you can check out Sprout Creator Gallery.
It is pretty fascinating to me that HP has taken scanning and its 3D capabilities to the next level. I know because I've had a first hand experience with it. Yes, I've encountered a few snags when creating my first 3D project, but hey I was a newbie. That's why I was eager to check out HP Sprout Truck so I can just ask in person whatever I wanted to learn about the features and how my projects can go smoother the next time.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to really focus on the 3D printing because that corner in the truck was pretty packed from the time I got there (which was at the beginning of the event) till I left.
Thankfully, I have my own Dremel printer and HP Sprout at home so I can practice and explore its features whenever I want to.
HP Sprout is definitely for the creative minds. It's an all-in-one desktop with an integrated scanner that makes designing and creating more fun.
I love the fact that you can drag your scan from your touch screen to the Touch Mat which comes with the machine. Basically, the mat is connected to the machine and it has a bunch of sensors in it which allows you to work on your objects on it, instead of the screen. If you would like to see a brief demo, you can check out the video below.
One day isn't enough to learn about HP Sprout's 3D features and one blog post is definitely not enough to cover them all. I would suggest visiting https://www.facebook.com/HP/events if the truck will have a stop in your city so you can personally learn more about it.
Aside from its 3D capabilities, there are other fun features which both kids and adults alike at the truck stop enjoyed. One I've seen was the Origami Apprentice which walks you through step by step to create an origami.
There's also that fun coloring book which your kids will enjoy.
And the Pianotime which shows you how to play the piano and also allows you to create and record your own music. Pretty neat, huh?!
And for the selfie fanatics – HP Sprout offers that feature too! You can flip the camera towards you with just one touch of a button and bam, there's your selfie! Honestly, I never knew that feature existed until I was told by this staff at HP Sprout Truck.
HP Sprout has something to offer everyone – whether it's for designing, creating or even just entertaining. Just discovering its features alone is already pretty entertaining and fascinating to me. You can imagine how excited I was to go home and play with my HP Sprout again.
Owning one is a dream come true. When I've first heard about it at the beginning of the year, I knew I wanted one! If you're interested in purchasing, you can click here to see the retailers that carry the product.
For the meantime, below is a short demo video of some of its features, as taken at Houston Maker Faire.
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