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Homemade 3D Scanner

laserscanner.jpgMaybe we can get the 3D printer guy to hang out with the 3D scanner fellow and we’ll be another step closer to replicators. Here’s a 3D laser scanner using a Quickcam Pro 4000 camera, s100 SMS controller card and LSG 35 geared motor. Link.

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  1. Here is another project from May 2001… It is approaches the problem by rotating the object instead of the laser.

    The goal of the project was to build a low-cost laser line scanner out of household and off-the-shelf parts that could be used to construct a reasonable point-cloud scan of a recognizable object. From the point cloud, existing software could be used to create surfaces, and hopefully solid models as well. Unfortunately, after a quick look at the site, i could not find the perl scripts that assist in the project…

    http://thaumaturgy.net/~etgold/scanner/

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