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DIY 3D Laser Scanner Using Arduino

DIY 3D Laser Scanner Using Arduino

The principle behind this scanner is the typical of a line scanner. A laser beam intercepts the object to be measured and a camera, positioned at a known angle and distance shoots a series of images. With some trigonometry considerations and optic laws it is relatively easy to reconstruct the Zeta dimension, the measurement of the distance between the object and the camera.

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Tacit: A Haptic Wrist Rangefinder

Tacit: A Haptic Wrist Rangefinder

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/34814398 w=560&h=315] Tacit is a wearable system that translates the distance to anything you aim your hand toward into pressure on your wrist. The closer the object, the greater the pressure. Sweep your hand around, and the device conveys to you a tactile image of your surroundings. I designed Tacit to help vision-impaired people […]

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