31 Jul '14, 11am

A 3D(ollar) Scanner

A 3D(ollar) Scanner

Hello, I’m Josh from this project. Admittedly, the 3$ cost also assumes what parts I had from earlier as no cost. I actually (prior to 2 days ago, now have line lasers to total $8) spent 3 dollars purely to this project. The Arduino hops around from project to project, as do the IRLZ44N’s. I’m working on an accurate BOM and appropriate costs if you were to build/source parts directly. Also, regarding the free HD webcam: the only image I have used with that camera is the artwork with the moon on 2 canvasses. Everything else (including all the scans) have been acquired with a PS2 Eyetoy :) I wanted to get my math and understanding correct before throwing better hardware at it. I’ll go ahead when I get home, I can make a video of the device as it captures an object. Right now, with 1 laser, takes about 3 minutes. 2 lasers shouldn’t take much more than 3.5 minutes for a captur...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/07/31/a-3dollar-scanner/

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