A new second-generation high resolution 3D scanner has been created by the development team and engineers at Wild Cats 3D based in the United Kingdom. Offering a Raspberry Pi powered system that is capable of creating high resolution scans of real-life objects at an affordable price.
The development team explain more about the features and enhancements of the second generation 3D scanner. “For our MK2 hardware we simplified the design and moved to duel uprights which substantially improves scanning accuracy and a belt drive turntable for more accurate and smoother rotation of the scanned object amongst many other improvements. Our aim from day one was to produce a highly accurate 3d scanner that could actually be used to build and reproduce objects. We have looked at different technology’s such as lidar and Photogrammetry but if was obvious that these technology’s although they have the advantage of speed of scan, lack the accuracy required to produce usable models for 3D Printing. By using line lasers we have achieved a staggering depth accuracy of 0.05mm.”
With kits available from £245 or fully assembled and tested 3D scanners built ready to use out of the box for £595 the new 3D scanner offers a variety of useful technical specifications :
– On-board Processing Raspberry PI 3B+ (including wireless connectivity).
– WildCats3D custom controller board.
– Bed size 240mm diameter by 300mm height.
– Unique pan and rotational scanning.
– High resolution Raspberry PI camera v2 8 mega-pixel.
– Use of blue / violet line lasers for better colour detection.
– Robust modular chassis design.
– Purchased or self printed parts (allowing for easy upgrades).
– Full (Linux) Raspbian desktop.
– Light-box cover to allow scanning in varied lighting environments.
– Depth resolution of 0.05mm.
– Pan resolution from 0.05mm.
– Rotational from 0.1 degrees.
For more details and a full list of all available pledge options jump over to the official crowdfunding campaign page currently underway on Kickstarter by following the link below.
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