DIY 3D SCANNER

Introducing the SplineScan computer-controlled turntable.

BY ANDREW LEWIS

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Photography by Andrew Lewis

The last couple of years have seen an explosion in home fabrication, with fantastic projects like RepRap and Fab@Home really helping to bring the open source community together. Unfortunately, 3D scanning — in many ways the flipside of the home fabrication coin — seems to have fallen by the wayside.

I decided to start the 3D scanning ball rolling by creating the SplineScan computer-controlled turntable. The turntable uses a gearbox for precise positioning, and has fixings for lasers, lights, and cameras. The obvious use of the turntable ...

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