From photo booth strip DIYs to DIY photo gifts for everyone on your list, we are always looking for a creative way to make all those memories live on beyond Instagram. We’re up for a fun photo project, but there are some things we can’t (yet ;) DIY with our favorite pics… like 3D printed spheres. Oh, sound cool to you too? You need to put 3D printed Scandy Spheres on your Xmas wishlist then.

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The New Orleans-based team behind Scandy is no stranger to 3D printing and scanning. The cutting-edge technology remains inaccessible to most of us without 3D printers in our home (again, yet), and Scandy wanted to remove this barrier and bring the beauty of 3D into the everyday for family and friends. They took 3D printing technology into a space even we haven’t really seen it yet, using it to create panoramas of their favorite memories. The result was the Scandy Sphere.

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The Scandy Sphere won’t be just another shiny bauble on your future tree. It’s a full color, 3D-printed 360-degree panorama made using only your smartphone. To create a Scandy Sphere, simply capture a spherical panorama with the soon-to-be-available companion Scandy app for iOS or Android. You can even upload a snapshot of your choice from your camera roll directly to the Scandy app or to Scandy.co. Then, order a 3D-printed panorama directly from your mobile device. The Scandy team will print and post-process your Scandy Sphere on their full-color 3D printers and then deliver it right to your doorstep. Your memories of unforgettable sights, sounds and places will be preserved forever, even after the holiday drinks have kicked in!

To join Scandy in the 3D printing revolution and 3D print your own memories to jazz up the holiday tree, head over to Scandy’s website and create an account to view pricing.

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(Photos via Kickstarter/Scandy and Facebook/Scandy)