Overview

There are currently two controller boards and several scanner builds available.

I am constantly working on new variations and if you need any custom solution or additional functionality, please let me know.

Scanner

scan volume: 18x18x18cm

compatible with arduino shield and pi shield

DSLR, Smartphone and Raspberry Pi Camera support

several modifications available (size, design ...)

aimed at tinkerers

 

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currently under development!

compatible with pi shield

Raspberry Pi Camera only

aim: easy to use scanner

--> "one-click-solution"

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Controller

compatible with all recent Raspberry Pis and various scanner builds

support various camera types 

Browser-based User Interface 

growing number of features

a lot of potential :)

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compatible with Arduino Nano

supports various cameras via external trigger

basic two axis stepper controller with camera trigger and ringlight connector

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Other Builds

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Head 04/2020

  • aim: multi-camera support, larger objects

  • pros: scalable solution

  • cons: difficulty to create reliable software

  • status: hibernating

  • links: unpublished yet

Laser-cut 09/19

  • aim: laser-cut version of OpenScan

  • pros: no 3d printing

  • cons: not happy with the design

  • status: hibernating

  • links: unpublished, as the design is pretty half-baked

The Wheel 3 (06/18)

  • aim: DSLR support

  • pros: fun build and decent results

  • cons: not rigid, lot of 3d printing, not adjustable to different object sizes

  • status: stopped

  • link: Thingiverse

The Wheel 1 (04/18)

  • aim: mimic natural movement around the object

  • pros: object is static

  • cons: not rigid, difficult lighting, a lot of 3d printed material

  • status: stopped

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Large 02/2020

  • aim: accomodate larger objects

  • pros: scalable solution

  • cons: difficult lighting, wire management ...

  • status: hibernating

  • links: Thingiverse

CNC 08/19

  • aim: CNC version of OpenScan

  • pros: no 3d printing

  • cons: I do not have a CNC, not happy with the design

  • status: hibernating

  • links: unpublished, as the design is pretty half-baked

The Wheel 2 (05/18)

  • aim: mimic natural movement around the object

  • pros: object is static

  • cons: not rigid, difficult lighting, a lot of 3d printed material

  • status: stopped

  • links: Thingiverse

pre-OpenScan (01/18)

  • aim: first try to rotate/tilt the object

  • pros: great results, easy to build

  • cons: weak stepper motors, inefficient design

  • status: improved version

  • Links: Thingiverse

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