X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

This Guy Made a Decent 3D Scanner Using a Cheap Webcam and a Laser Level

by Stirling Matheson
Advertisement

If you want to 3D scan things, you’re going to have to shell out some serious cash. The MakerBot Digitizer, which inspired this project, for example, is a whopping $800. That’s definitely worth it to a person who’s got money to burn or using it for professional purposes. Most of us who want one just want to play with one, and $800 is pretty steep for a toy.

makeshift_digitizer_1zoom in

Will Forfang was unwilling to part with that much money, and also unwilling to not have a 3D scanner. He is, however, quite clever, and wrote a program that compiles a ton of images from a cheap Logitech webcam of an object that is being illuminated by a laser level and translated that data into a 3D model. No, it’s not as good as the Digitizer, but it honestly did a very good job of scanning that skull.

Scanning+processzoom in

If you’re brave enough to try to replicate his set up, you can follow Forfang’s instructions here.

3d_skull_scan_1zoom in

[via 3D Printing Industry]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Six Flags Cyborg Cyber Spin Ride

Six Flags Cyborg Cyber Spin Ride

Massdrop x Techwear Intern Pouches

Massdrop x Techwear Intern Pouches

My Friend Pedro

My Friend Pedro

Advertisement
2018 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport Review: Sports and Leisure

2018 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport Review: Sports and Leisure

Porsche 911 Speedster Concept is a Throwback to the 356 No. 1

Porsche 911 Speedster Concept is a Throwback to the 356 No. 1

Aston Martin Rapide AMR is Four-Doors of V12 Zoom

Aston Martin Rapide AMR is Four-Doors of V12 Zoom