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Old 10-14-2008, 02:00 AM
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Default Episode 73 Build a 3D Scanner From A $25 Laser Level [Discussion]

Use a free download to turn a laser level and a netcam into a highly accurate 3D scanner... all you need is a corner and a printer to make it all work!

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Old 10-14-2008, 02:51 AM
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Very Cool!
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:07 AM
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great episode ... definitely worth the wait
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:10 AM
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very very cool, hell now i want to do that

one question though, the young lady they were scanning "i can't remember her name for the life of me" were is the finished product
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:39 AM
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cool.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:42 AM
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Yes, very very cool episode. I wish I had an excuse to get the necessary laser to do some 3D scanning with, but right now I can't think of any need or perceived need for the ability to 3D scan. Maybe one day in the future I'll have the "if only I had a 3D scanner..." situation and remember back to this episode
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:10 AM
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Very cool!

I might have to try this out.. although not trusting my hands I'd probably try the servo mounts or some other kind of steadying option.

I wonder if locking down both the camera AND the laser line, then reflecting the line with a mirror at a micro-fine speed would help? Less moving parts, at least. You can't lock the camera and laser together then scan down the object, because with this software you'd end up with a single line on camera that would warp all over as you moved across the object. Also, I guess you have to have the laser mounted so that as the line passes across a curved object, the line bends around the object. It seems that if you were scanning, say, a spray paint can from straight on, it would look like a flat rectangle. So you need sort of a perspective angle on the laser line. Or maybe just having the laser and the camera at a different height would fix that.

What about reflective objects? The Albino Tux was a good color for that duty, but would you need to keep a can of satin white spray paint handy for other things?

A million questions.... I gotta go find a laser level.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:20 PM
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very very cool, hell now i want to do that

one question though, the young lady they were scanning "i can't remember her name for the life of me" were is the finished product
The girl that was at the end of the show is Camilla Stenmark , she is swedish and used to be an intern for Rev3 but i believe she is working there now . P.s her twitter handle is twitter.com/CamillaStenmark
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:25 PM
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great episode ... definitely worth the wait
Yeah is was a great episode , but it was nothing new to me . I originally saw this on "The Lab With Leo" as a little diy project but it was nice to see the linux penguin in 3D space . I very much enjoy lasers and uses for lasers :-)
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:18 PM
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Great episode, I think I'll build one...

And in other topic, here's a creepy screenshot: http://aineissa.com/systmcreepy.jpg

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