Other fun projects :)

Here, I would like to present other projects and scanner-iterations following the slogans:​


The proof of the pudding is in the eating​

Laziness is the mother of invention ;)

Currently featuring:

- Wheel-Scanner (Previous built of a 3D Scanner with a semi-stationary object and moving camera)

- DIY Soldering Robot (in order to partly fabricate the control units of the scanner)



Status: canceled

Aim: 3D Scanner using photogrammetry and one axis for the camera and one for the turntable

Lessons learned: 

  • great feedback from the community

  • quite inflexible, as the distance between camera and object can hardly be varied

  • weak design, as the construction is quite wobbly

  • PLA is a great material and surprisingly stiff and can be easily modified/filed

  • compatible with the current scanner sketch and only minor changes to some parameters are needed

DIY Soldering Robot

status: activ

Aim: Automating the soldering process for small-scale production of the scanner control units

Lessons learned: 

  • at the beginning the overwhelming feedback was: "this will never work"...

  • after not even 20h in the process, I've achieved a success rate of 92/100 soldering points

  • No need for professional equipement ;)

  • a lot of fine-tuning of the tool-path and timing are necessary

  • ...


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