A 17-year-old Greek built a 3D scanner from Lego and a smartphone




A 17-year-old Greek student working on the Rhoscanner, a 3D scanner that can scan works with an Arduino or a smartphone and 3D objects. The software is all written in Python. A first prototype of the scanner is now ready.

The holder for the smartphone is made ​​of Lego, while the scanning surface consists of MDF clear from the paper that the 17-year-old student has put online. It works by scanning the container with a motor can drive around the object and can take a picture in various places.

Thanks to this solution it is possible to cheaply to convert a 3D scanner in each other. The version without engine costs 11 euros, with an Arduino and motor is a few bucks extra. This is a cheap alternative to 3D scanners, which are often much more expensive in stores.

The plan is to introduce a concept and a prototype, though there is thus already a version and the student has already written the software. That software in Python. It is unclear where the project should achieve. The Greek would in any case that his example will be followed.


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