The MakerBot 3D Scanner Mounting Kit v1.0 is a three-dimensional scanner mount made fit for a pico projector, a webcam, and an optional iphone/ipod. Using a method called Structured Light 3D scanning, these common and available components that fit into the MakerBot 3D Scanner are able to capture 3D images at an affordable price.
I have included within this wiki as many instructions as possible to allow you to get the best possible scans from start to finish. With a 3D printer, your scans can then come to life!
See some things that I have scanned:
MakerBot 3D Scanner Assembly:
What you will need:
You will need a projector, a webcam, and an optional iphone/ipod to take your 3D scans. See below for more specifications on the devices needed:
You need to download one ThreePhase decoder application, along with two external libraries PeasyCam & ControlP5. Each of these are completely free, and easily downloaded from sites shown in the link below.
Pattern images to be displayed from the Projector:
Using either your iphone, ipod, SD card, USB flash drive, or other device; you will somehow need to display striped images from your projector onto the image being scanned.
MakerBot 3D Scanner Usage:
Now that you have your MakerBot 3D Scanner assembled, you have all of your software downloaded, and you have the pattern-striped images on your device, you are ready to replace the images within ThreePhase with your very own creations.
From Point Cloud to Printable Object:
If you have a makerbot, this is where it gets very exciting.
Depending on the objects you will be scanning, it may be desireable to purchase a tripod:
Click here to see some tripod options
About Structured Light 3D scanning:
(also included is a NEW interview with the creator of ThreePhase!)
Click here to view more about structured light 3D scanning
About "Real-Time" 3D Scanning:
More tips, info, and other FAQ's:
For more information regarding Structured Light 3D Scanning, as well as to see what has worked well for other people, visit the following google group:
You may email me at moc.tobrekam|rolyat#moc.tobrekam|rolyat for any questions, comments, suggestions regarding the MakerBot 3D Scanner and/or 3D scanning