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3D Scanner - Android Based
Using just few additional components can turn your smart phone into a 3D scanner. This explains how to do.3D printer parts and enhancements
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NO, this is not Starship Enterprise even though It looks like.
It is my interpretation of a 3d Scanner. With a few additionally parts, an android phone has all the capabilities to help you
3D scanning an item of interest.
Just follow the instructions!
Highlights about this scanners are:
small printing time, only the disk takes little more time
No microcontroller and firmware needed, only laser and motor
The video of the owl can be found at
Another one of "Adolf the duck" is
I would really appreciate if you posted some fotos and some scan results!
Print the parts
prepare the rods
insert the m3 screws and nuts into the base
mount the motor into the motor house
put everything together
connect the laser and the motor electrically. I used a 12V power adapter and an LM7805 to supplpy the laser
adjust the laser(1. adjust lens for minimal laser line thickness, 2 adjust laser to be exactly vertical, 3.) adjust laser to point exactly to center of dish)
Get Android app "scan3doid" from the Google Playstore (make sure to use at least 1.3, older versions are quite unstable)
Mount the Android Device to the phone holder
Finish with the instructions in the Android App
Some hints for succesful 3D scanning
First trial is not always the best. Retry with different settings to improve the result.
Care for a good setup. What the laser does not touch, and the camera does not see, will not be translated to the STL File
Happy 3D scanning
Materials and methods
-red line laser (e.g. http://www.ebay.de/itm/281562839777)
- small rotating motor (http://www.ebay.de/itm/261549739071)
- 2 Aluminium square profile rods 10mm square - about 200mm and 300 mm length should be sufficient.
- 2 Aluminium round rods Diameter 8mm X 100 mm
- 2 M3x10 screws +_ 2 M3 nuts for inserting into the base
- A rubberband to mount the android phone
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