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Polish maker Michal Zalewski created this very detailed how-to on using a laser to 3D scan objects with the help of a nicely executed custom gearbox, then capturing the result using a digital camera.


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  1. jonathan says:

    The 3d scanner is cool, but I am really impressed by the custom molded parts. I would love to see more about this process.

  2. toyotaboy says:

    while this is cool, most people don’t have access to mill their own gear set. I’m actually looking to doing some 3d scanning, but have not found a gearbox slow enough yet.

  3. John Baichtal says:

    Totally, jonathan! The gearbox rocked.

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