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FabScan: The 100-Euro 3D Laser Scanner
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FabScan is an open-source, do-it-yourself 3D laser scanner.
It started out as a Bachelor's thesis by Francis Engelmann, supervised by René Bohne.

In 2014, development was taken over by René Bohne and Mario Lukas.

FabScan was featured on Thingiverse, it's popular on GitHub, and we have a small but steadily growing mailing list on Google Groups.

Download thesis

You can download the PDF version of the thesis here.

Assembly - FabScan Shield
New model data - FabScan CUBE
Scanning (German)


  • Easy to use: scan 3D objects with a few mouse clicks.
  • Export point clouds as PCD and PLY.
  • Completely open source DIY project: all parts schematics are available for download.
  • Uses a line laser and a turntable for fully automatic 360-degree scans.



Created by engelmann. Last Modification: Thursday 04 of September, 2014 11:22:23 by zimmermann.

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