VirtuCube 3D-Scanner

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VirtuCube 3D-Scanner by Bernhard_3D Feb 22, 2013
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Update: I found the Arduino Sourceode and added the *ino file.

A David-Laserscanner in a box.

The beamer, the camera and the turntable are fixed relative to each other. You just need to calibrate once and get many high-quality scans.

Tutorial: http://youtu.be/ZP8IP8WydAw

Watch the video at: http://youtu.be/F2pRHFcEtFY


Get the latest CAD files of this project on my homepage: www.virtumake.com


Please find the detailed building instrucions at: http://www.diy3dscan.com

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Downside of this is that you actually need to buy David Scannersoftware, right? That's alone is a pricetag, though you also need a Picobeamer, too. I tried to use my 3LCD-Beamer but even with 3m distance it's image is still way too big. :/

Where can I get Arduino code, and the settings in the program for the connection?

Thanks very much. I want the code to work with a servo motor. I believe it is easy to modify the code. You have the code to servo motor? I would be very grateful for the help. Thank you.

Hi, Can you send me the arduino code to the turntable? Where i Find it?


Is it possible to use two camera to see correctly under and up to the model ?

Could anyone tell me how long the sticks. that connect all the parts together, need to be?

The example link is broken

Oct 6, 2014 - Modified Oct 6, 2014

Stupid question... been hunting for 30 minutes.. I can't find anywhere to download the Arduino fimware for your VirtuCube... or even how to join the forum.
I found where there were some answers to changing the firmware... just not the .ino files



360 Servo since one isn't posted for US, would this work well? https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9347https://www.sparkfun.com/produ...

Hi! The CAD files for the turntable need to be changed to the new size of the servo, but that's no big deal. The firmware needs an upgrade too, because the controller of the servo is different. This servo gets the information about the speed and the direction. The original servo has some kind of position information as well. However, it basically possible to use such a servo.

The David Laser Scanner software costs €329!
The FREE version won't let you save certain things or do SLS.

Thank you for your feedback! I'll add this information to my David projects to avoid confusion.

Could you maybe get us links to the items on Amazon USA?

And what is the main difference in Thing 52850, Thing 36989, And Thing 37835

I'll update the links during the weekend.

The difference in the things is: 52850 is fixed setup with included turntable. You can scan objects of about 10cm and the scanning process is fully automated.

Thing 36989 is a "standard" David setup. Very flexible, but not very convenient, because you need to calibrate quite often. No turntable s included in this setup.

Thing 37835 is a turntable with a modified standard servo. It can control the David software and could be used for any David Setup.

There are a lot cheaper webcams (from Logitech) available.
Can I assume that you picked this particular one because it can take 8MB still photos?

The C615 is natively supported by David-Laserscanner. The software can control the most important features of the webcam. Furthermore, the webcam records with 30fps. This speeds the scanning process up.

Does this setup make better 3d scans than the Kinect or Asus 3d scanners?

Well, it depends on the size of the object you want to scan. Bigger objects are easier scanned with Kinect scanner, because they are more portable. These scanner need a minimum distance to the object of at least 40-80cm. So, you cannot scan small objects. to scan small objects, you'll need a strucutred-light, or laser scanner like david.

Most likely, the turntable could be rotated in even smaller steps and resolution would also increase (along with total scan time)