I did some generic research in some versions of makerspace builds for a 3D scanner using simple items like a laser pointer and camera. I thought we could do something similar using a scanner from a printer. Here are some examples of a 3D scanner approach.
From GitHub, someone has provided a instructions and controller code for such ideas. Find his work on:
I’m thinking we should focus on a small sized version so we can scan somethings and automatically create a CAD model for the 3D Printer. After this we can see how it could be made more portable.
To me the last link from makerscanner seems most promising. We should do some more research on other open source options. But I feel the build for makerscanner is simple enough that we should just try it!
@Jacob-S Let me know when you have time to work on it and I can meet you at the space to get started on this. Anyone else wants to join us or can recommend other opensource hardware+software for 3D scanning?
The last one has an accuracy of +/- 1 cm. There is this one that I’ve wanted to build http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiple-Raspberry-PI-3D-Scanner/
Last time I was into the 3D scanning thing – I got the general idea that you’ll get higher resolution and portablilty with kinect as 3d scanner. But apparently there is no decent cross-platform software and you had to use windows to combine images to a model. Maybe things changed. Used knect can still be obtained for ~ $30.
Sure, whenever there is a moment… lets see where we can get this project going.
I brought in a Kinect last night. We’ll see what can be figured out.
Awesome! Can’t wait to play around with it.