There are plenty of reasons to strap a 3D laser scanner to a flying drone or ground vehicle, but finding an affordable option is sometimes a little tricky especially if your budget is tight.
Naeem Ahmed has taken this into consideration and created an affordable 3D scanner for drones, robots and vehicles that is available to back from $1,195.
Applications of the drone 3D scanner include SLAM-based mapping, Autonomous or semi-autonomous obstacle/collision avoidance, 3D profile generation and Vehicle positioning. Watch the video below to learn more about this new 360 degree 3D scanner.
The Scan 3D Software Development Kit (SDK) was created to allow developers and enthusiasts to explore the possibilities of a low-cost 3D laser scanner, while being as powerful as possible.
Some backers will also receive Clickmox Solutions’ proprietary SLAM libraries. This software includes instructions to help backers produce their own 3D maps!
Scan 3D has been completed and is being continuously tested to ensure it is of the highest quality. The necessary parts for this production run will be ordered following the campaign, and hand-assembled at our offices. We need your help in commercializing the product and bringing it to market for consumers.
For more information on the new 3D scanner jump over to the Kickstarter website for details.