3D Laser scanner: Part 3 Beam me up Scotty!

The 3D Laser scanner

Finally after a few hours of design time, some failures and even more print time I have the scanner mostly complete. I integrated the whole circuit provided by freelss.... The whole thing now fits in a small box and is powered by a small power brick.

This is the scanner as it stands today.

Thoughts and progress.

Well the scanner is working. The software is not ready for prime time as of yet I feel. Currently the only usable scans I get are in 1.9megapixle video mode. The 5Megapixel settings return garbage. However this being open source I feel the software will mature with time and will become a force to be reckoned with. I feel fortunate to be able to play with something like this for what amounts to a low cost.

This is a sample scan that looks frankly awesome. I am making headway in getting reasonable scans. While it is not 100%, and it needed clean up to do this, the 3d part looks frankly nice as a first step.

The scanner in action.

As always subscribe to my youtube channel. The next blog entry will be about the software setup.

Also if you wish to download my design or take it and alter it, head over to youmagine

Bruno M.

Engineer, Tinkerer, Technologist, Maker.

New York

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