This Scanner is easy to scan: 1, object space volume is bigger than 5*5cm 2, object space volume is smaller than 20.3cm*20.3cm 3. object weight is less than 3kgs 4. still object 5. opaque object FAQ: which things are hard to scan or can not scan ? 1.object space volume is smaller than 5*5cm 2.transparent oject (glass or organic plastics) 3.luminous object or highly reflective objects 4.dark object and fuzzy object(such as plush toys ) 5.object space volume is bigger than 20.3*20.3cm 6.object weight is more than 3kgs 7.moving object
Totally open source 3D scanner for 3D printing , free to get the software
Easy to assemble and use
Full kits, it include all the parts for the scanner
Injection molding red plastics parts, not printed! that make the scanner more beatiful, you won’t encouter the problem caused by not precision size
The Ciclop 3D scanner is a 100 % open source project. All information on the mechanical design, the electronics and the software have been made freely available to the community. The aim is not just to study the scanner and understand how it works. We want the community to be involved and to make modifications, improvements and developments using Horus. We are committed to free knowledge and we want to use it to contribute to and drive forward the development of these devices. Ciclop is a 3D rotational laser triangulation scanner. It uses 2 lasers projected over an object to capture the geometry and texture as it rotates on a turntable. Ciclop has been designed with the setup process in mind. The kit includes all the necessary pieces and a step-by-step assembly guide, enabling you to set it up in less than an hour. The Horus software is a multi-platform application developed by BQ under GPL licence. The Horus interface can be used to calibrate the scanner, adjust the camera exposure or view the point clouds generated. Ciclop interacts with Horus via three workbenches: one to Control the components (camera, lasers, motor and LDR), one for Calibration of the scanner and one for Scanning. Ciclop is a DIY scanner and, as it is set up manually, the distances and positions of the elements of the final product are different, making it difficult to calibrate the device. This system has been designed to calculate the internal scanner settings automatically using the structure set up by the user, by auto-calibrating correctly. This means that we can guarantee a good result every time you scan. The ZUM BT-328 board, based on ArduinoTM, includes improvements and better features than other similar boards, which make it the best option for developing electronics projects. ZUM BT-328 executes the control firmware of the motor and the lasers. ZUM SCAN, a shield derived from Arduino CNC Shield, is connected at the top of the scanner.
The worlds first truly open source scanner for 3d printing!
Ciclop is a 3D rotational laser triangulation scanner. It uses 2 lasers projected over an object to capture the geometry and texture as it rotates on a turntable.
Become a part of the 3D scanning open source community today and contribute to the development of 3D scanning technology with the BQ Ciclop
Ciclop has been designed with the setup process in mind. The kit includes all the necessary pieces and a step-by-step assembly guide, enabling you to set it up in less than an hour.
This is a cutting edge scanner which is recommended for advanced users
Jason Smith and Weston Downs were unhappy with the selection and prices of current 3D scanners, so they decided to develop their own system. They wanted a scanner with a low price point, with a large scan envelope and simple operation. Their solution is the CowTech Ciclop, a kit that allows users to assemble their own 3D scanner for $99.
The incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign uses the open source bq Ciclop scanner as a base, and the team redesigned the system to drive down the cost. The kit allows users to laser cut some components, 3D print other components, and then assemble the kit parts to create the scanner.
Two Class 1 red line lasers work with the open source Horus software to create point clouds that can be pushed to other programs to create STL files. A Logitech C270 webcam, NEMA 17 stepper motor, a CT Arduino shield, UNO R3 development board, A4988 stepper motor driver, a 6008Z steel bearing, and 1.5 Amp power supply are included in the kit. The scanner claims to have 0.5 millimeter resolution, and perform a full scan in two to eight minutes. The scan bed itself is a 200 millimeter wide hexagon and the scan envelope goes up to 205 millimeters tall.
CowTech Ciclop is definitely not a kit for beginners. Along with the assembly skills required the user will also need to work with the scanning software and point cloud software to generate a usable model before 3D printing. One nice touch is that all of the parts the user needs to 3D print to assemble the model were designed for very small 3D printers with a 115 x 110 x 65 millimeter volume.
One interesting aspect of the campaign is that both Smith and Downs are farmers. They say that this gives real world application skills that urban counterparts may not have experienced. There is also good discussion on the campaign page about the changes made to this project from the bq Ciclop scanner used as the open source inspiration. Makers are still looking for the 3D scanning solution that will incrementally push the object-to-scan-to-printed-part movement forward, and this is another great step in the right direction. Units are expected to ship in April 2016 after the campaign ends on March 22, 2016.