To go with our 3d printer we have a 3d Scanner.
The combination means you can take something, scan it, pull that file into software, mess around with it, and then 3d print the result. It’s definitely worth experimenting with!
Want to know about 3d scanning? Here are some links with some great info and cool videos of what some people are doing with 3d scanning:
What are 3d scanners good for?
What makes a good 3d scan?
How do 3d scanners work?
3d Scanning in Art
Affordable 3d Scanners