Hey - have a look at my new project HERE
In this project I built a 3D Scanner, that enables generating 3D models of physical objects.
The files can later be viewed in 3D software (GLC Player, Sketchup, Rhino, or sites such as http://3dfile.io)
and even manipulated into .STL file and 3D printed.
The software for this project is completely free, I am using Autodesk's 123D catch, Link:123D catch
The 123D Catch is a great software, it requires taking many photos of an object all around it, and uploading it into the software, and it returns a 3D file.
Since I really liked the solution but did not wanted to take the photos myself - I built an instrument that does that -
Please note that this document does not intend to explain how to use 123D catch (this can be found here