I quickly prototyped a laser line pointer fixture to help with creating more accurate scans. The gears and housings are printed using a 3D printer. This, paired with a motorized rotating stand, will help automate the scanning process. I’m using DAVID 3D Scanner software to capture the scans. I will be using an Arduino to control the steppers. Upward and onward!
My First Attempt at 3D Laser Scanning
Step one has been achieved: Scan something. Although it’s not the best quality scan, it is a great start. In time I will get better at working the software and off to the printer we go! The goal will be to print a duplicate of a scanned object. Click through the image gallery below for the progress.
3 Weeks of Summer to Tinker
My internship is ending and school doesn’t start until the end of August. That gives me 3 weeks to live it up before I’m back to the grind. With that precious free time, I’m currently considering taking up several personal projects. One very likely candidate is experimenting with DIY 3D laser scanning. The goal I set forth for my self is simple: Scan a real-world object and print it out on my 3D printer. Let’s see how far I get…