Rubicon 3D scanner

Simple and cost-effective 3d scanner.

Rubicon 3D

is a simple, yet powerful 3d scanner that will enable its users to turn real world objects into virtual 3d models.

How it works:

Webcam takes a picture of an object on the turntable with both lasers on and off, then the software looks for differences in those pictures to detect the shape of your object. Next the turntable turns 0.45 degrees and the process repeats. 800 steps for a full 360° revolution.

What comes out:

After the scanning is complete, you would be able to export either a raw hi-polygon mesh or have it structured and optimized.

Scanning small objects:

( right click + View Image to see big picture )


sample scan - vase
sample scan - frog
sample scan - knight

What makes us special:

* Webcam is not included. We suggest using Logitech C920 because of its good quality, but any other webcam would work, too.

With current setup you can scan objects up to 160mm in diameter and about 250mm in height, but since the camera is movable, even bigger objects might fit in.

What do we need the funding for:

Right now our prototype is working on an arduino microcontroller with a stepper motor drive. Of course, we want to develop and use our own PCB. As well as ordering the parts in bulk will help reduce its cost.

When will the scanner be ready:

We expect to have everything ready by the second half of December.

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