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VirtuRange LIDAR 3D-Scanner

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VirtuRange LIDAR 3D-Scanner by virtumake May 8, 2013

Description

This is an Open-Hardware project to develop a simple LIDAR 3D-Scanner.

First Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiH7LBjazDM

The project is still under development.

The first part was to develop the hardware. Next, we are going to hack the Laser range finder with a LR4 board from Porcupine electronics and write the code.

If you are interested, follow the project at: http://www.diy3dscan.com/viewforum.php?f=45

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Porcupine Electronics built an USB interface to this scanner (which has not yet arrived). The range finder sends the distance via usb to the computer. I know the position of the stepper motors and the distance from the range finder, therefore, I should be able to calculate a pointcloud of a room for example. The range finder has a working distance of about 50 meters. I hope that this 3D-scanner (LIDAR) can be used for scanning very big structures (in low resolution). Please watch the hardware demo, it should make the idea more clear.
So what's the idea here? A laser range finder is moved across the thing to be scanned?

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<p>So what's the idea here? A laser range finder is moved across the thing to be scanned?</p>

<p>Porcupine Electronics built an USB interface to this scanner (which has not yet arrived). The range finder sends the distance via usb to the computer. I know the position of the stepper motors and the distance from the range finder, therefore, I should be able to calculate a pointcloud of a room for example. The range finder has a working distance of about 50 meters. I hope that this 3D-scanner (LIDAR) can be used for scanning very big structures (in low resolution). Please watch the hardware demo, it should make the idea more clear.</p>

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