The Scan-O-Tron 3000
by fredini, published
Its here- The second half of my full body 3D scanning setup is ready to be shared with the world! Building upon my Scan-O-Tron Turntable v.2.0 for Full Body 3D Scanning (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:729923 ), this 3D Scanning rig greatly improves the quality of full body scans captured with a Microsoft Kinect using ReconstructMe or Skanect software. I have scanned over 5000 people with this rig (in groups from 1-4 people) and get consistently great results that can be cleaned up in just moments using Netfabb basic.
In additions to the instructions posted here, you can also see Make Magazine's project build instructions here:
BOM on Inventables (I earn 10% royalties if you buy your materials from this link, so please support the project by buying your parts here):
This thing was published as the culmination of my Coney Island Scan-A-Rama Kickstarter campaign http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fredini/coney-island-scan-a-rama
Special thanks to our open Hardware Backers: Rachel Uwa, Chris Thorpe, Chee Yue, Matt Griffin, Marco Barnig, Paul R, Theron, Trowbridge, Dillon Zwick, John Dimatos, B Alan Eisen, Seth Madej, Tony Buser, Bridget Dearborn, Victor Bourdon, Sergey Key, Nick Blackledge, Opal Lechmanski, Mike and Brenda Sessums, Gael Langevin, Marianne R. Petit, RFimages, Britt, solids2go.com, Mike Kaltschnee, Edith Harari, Ross Tsukashima, and more.
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See the Make Magazine project build instructions here:
I bought my materials from Inventables. The list of hardware is listed on their site with one click to add it to your shopping cart ( I earn 10% if you buy your materials from this link):
Additionally, you will need:
- 1- 1/4" threaded rod, washers and nuts
-ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ 2x 2 1/2" clothesline pulleys
- 1 empty filament spool
-ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ 1 cabinet knob
- 1 length of twine
- 2 skateboard bearings
1) Print parts- I printed mine 100% solid. You will need 2 makerslide endcaps
2) Assemble the two 3D printed parts of the hinge- I used a piece of 3mm filament as the pin.
3) Glue together the two parts of the guillotine drop piece and place it on the hinge.
4) Drill the back of the smaller hinge part and bolt it to the carriage plate
5) Splice the 1800mm and a 600mm section of Makerslide together.
Assemble the cart
6) Cut four 200mm segments of aluminum extrusion and attach the Makerslide to the 1800mm piece of extrusion using the angle brackets. Fashion a base with 2 lengths of 560mm aluminum extrusions and one 46mm Extrusion.
7)Use the 2 20x20mm lengths as diagonal supports.
8) Assemble filament spool with the "bearing discs", and mount it on the threaded rod.
9) Put skateboard bearings into Rod Bearing 1 and 2, then mount them onto the extrusion at about waist height
9) Mount the carriage on the vertical rail and attach the string on it.
10) Put the endcaps on the tops of the rig and then put the clothesline pulleys in them. Thread the string over the top of the rig and back down to the filament spool.
11) Put several rubberbands around the two sides of the hinges and mount the kinect onto the hinge (yes its a little frankenstein, but I am using rubberbands to mount the kinect here. I will update this part soon with a more graceful solution)
You are now ready to begin scanning. The video should get you started. Look for updates to this project coming soon.