tri corder?

has any one attempted to build a functional; tri corder from star trek . or somewhat functional if just a show piece

orksecurity8 years ago
The tricorder was strictly a plot device -- it did entirely too many things, entirely too well, based on the needs of the story. Portable computers of that size are now relatively easy; the hardest part is the sensors.
I've seen DARPA projects that look awfully like a "Tri-corder" in specification. If you were looking for a sort of hand-held 3D scanner, that's been done and marketed I think as a "tricorder"