Another 3D Scanner Project: The Makerscanner Laser Scanner!
Along with the MakerBot 3D Scanner, we’re excited to launch the DIY version of the MakerScanner, an open source 3D scanner designed by MakerBot Operator Andy Barry. The MakerScanner captures color 3D pointclouds that you can convert into printable meshes with entirely open source tools… and a LASER! Basically, you’ll need a webcam, some MakerBotted plastic parts and… a LASER! Did we mention the LASER?
You may have seen this on the Wired blog. It’s another cool way to experiment with 3D scanning. You can even use the same webcam as the Makerbot 3D Scanner to decrease the overall parts cost of your adventures into 3D scanning!
Instead of using lasercut parts, the MakerScanner’s parts are 100% MakerBot printable. If you are without a MakerBot, fear not! As soon as we set up the MakerBot Botfarm™ we’ll start cranking out the parts and assemble a laser based 3D scanner kit for your experimental laser scanning adventures.
Check out the documentation and start building your MakerScanner on the MakerBot Wiki.
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