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Rovio Laser Scanner

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Rovio Laser Scanner by LucidOne Apr 2, 2010

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This is Thing-a-Week #7, previous things can be found here. http://www.iheartrobotics.com/search/label/thing-a-week

This is a proof of concept laser scanner for the WowWee Rovio mobile webcam. It uses a $15 12mm diameter laser line generator purchased from eBay and is based on the laser scanner design described here.

http://www.seattlerobotics.org/encoder/200110/vision.htm

Instructions

Print and enjoy.
This is designed for the 3BT-P8003-00 screws, which are similar to the ones tested here.
http://www.iheartrobotics.com/2010/03/fastners-for-3d-printing-screw-it-well.html

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Excellent design, I was thinking of doing something similar but for an
array of leds and with some support further up the body of the rovio.
I am also building a 3d scanner but I am using a piece of transparent
PLA taped to the front of an ordinary laser pointer to get the laser line.
Works quite well, a glass / crystal wine glass stem works better.
K.

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