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3D-printed open-source 3D scanner OpenScan Mini put to the test

The OpenScan Mini is a compact 3D scanner for home use. The open source project combines the advantages of a complete package with the flexibility of DIY.

At its core, the OpenScan Mini consists of a Raspberry Pi with a camera that uses stepper motors to automatically scan an object on a turntable. The individual parts for the housing are open source and can be printed using a 3D printer. The corresponding files are available free of charge on the Thingiverse portal. The makers also publish detailed assembly instructions.

If you don’t have a 3D printer or want to buy the individual electronic parts together, you can also buy the OpenScan Mini directly from the developers for 112 euros.

YouTuber Teaching Tech has tested the open-source 3D scanner and explains how best to use the device in a video. According to the tests, the OpenScan Mini delivers very detailed and accurate scans if the objects are prepared carefully.

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