|FabScan: The 100-Euro 3D Laser Scanner
It started out as a Bachelor's thesis by Francis Engelmann, supervised by René Bohne.
FabScan was featured on Thingiverse, it's popular on GitHub, and we have a small but steadily growing mailing list on Google Groups.
UpdateThe new FabScan Pi works as a standalone device controlled with a web browser. We highly recommend to use this advanced version instead of the original FabScan. Housing, Laser, Arduino and FabScan Shield can be reused, but the additional Raspberry Pi allows a use as a standalone device and the better Raspberry Pi camera aloows a higher resolution. The user interface and scan processing is also far more advanced.
Download thesisYou can download the PDF version of the thesis here.
Instructions (external links)Assembly Hardware 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.