Jason Smith and his team want to make 3D scanning more affordable by creating a fully open source device that is based off the BQ Ciclop, by the Spanish tech company BQ.
While components including lasers, stepper motor, camera, acrylic parts, Arduino, shield, power supply, USB cord and other hardware are provided for $ 99, you can 3D print the plastic parts at home. The scanner can be assembled in less than 30 minutes according to the team. The 3D printable parts are designed to fit any 3D printer volume (as small as 115 x 110 x 65 mm).
- 0.5mm Scan Resolution
- 2-8 min adjustable scan time
- Magnetic back cover
- 200mm x 205mm Scan volume
- Laser cut and engraved acrylic parts
- 50% print time and 33% filament reduction vs. BQ Ciclop
- Fully open source, Rep Rap design
While the team is still working on some fine details, their draft campaign page on Kickstarter is already online. They hope to go live within a week, so make sure to check back in order to support them with your pledge to meet their funding goal of $ 10,000. A limited number of early bird offers will be availalbe for $ 79.