Wednesday, June 22, 2005

DIY Scanning

So how do you get objects from the real world into a digital computer?
Here is one example of a cheap scanner made from spare parts and excellent software design.
Project Splinescan is an open source project by Andrew Lewis aimed at low cost scanning.



Although the results are not exactly engineering models, this project blazes the trail for low cost scanning.

Project Splinescan

3 Comments:

Anonymous Cristobal said...

Hmmm couldn´t open the link here. Not sure if it´s you or me.

6/23/2005 07:54:00 AM  
Blogger Prospector said...

so sorry.
Link is now fixed

6/26/2005 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous splineboy said...

I agree with you about the output being rough, mainly because the triangulation algorithm was broken when I made those screenshots. Take a look at the new python code, and the pointset it develops, and you might get some better results. :)

Splineboy

7/08/2005 04:11:00 PM  

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