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David 3D-Scanner Arduino Turntable

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David 3D-Scanner Arduino Turntable by virtumake Dec 9, 2012

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A stepper driven 3D-Scanner turntable for small objects.

watch it at: http://youtu.be/n9UiJGrGvfY

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New release at: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37835

Hi Guys!

If you intend to build this Turntable, please wait a few days. I am currently developing a major update. It will be easyer to control, will have more features and you'll need less electronic parts.


This is an instruction to build a arduino based 3D-scanner turntable for small objects.

Watch the video at: http://youtu.be/n9UiJGrGvfY

You need:

1) An Arduino uno: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11021

2) A stepper motor: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9238

3) One EasyDriver stepper motor driver: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10267?

4) A David Scanner: http://www.david-laserscanner.com/

Building instructions:

I) Print both parts an assemble the turntable

II) Connect the Arduino with a breadboard to the stepper driver as shown in the picture.

More information about programming the stepper dirver: http://danthompsonsblog.blogspot.co.at/search/label/EasydriverTutorials

III) Attach a push-button on Arduino Pin 7

IV) upload the firmware to Arduino

V) Plug in

VI) Have fun!

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hey, do you think i would need a stronger motor if i wanted to scan larger and a bit heavier objects than those you showed? i intend to scan mainly SLR Cameras, for example the Nikon D600. And i also wanted to ask if the wiring is possible on a normal circuit board rather than the breadboard? Thanks

Thanks, 3D printed the base and platform.
Looks good, using your old design as I need the Arduino to move 90 degrees per turn.
Do you have any links/tips on setting up the Arduino or programming it?

hi! Please have a look on http://Arduino.ccArduino.cc for detailed instructions about the setip.