FabLab Academy 2012
task was to build a machine - as a team.
We wanted to make a machine which would be useful for the Manchester
Since there is no 3D scanner - we looked for examples which could be
used as a template, which we would modify the designs and programming.
We found an affordable tabletop 3D Laser scanner - The FabScan
This could easily be made within the time allocated and the designs
modified - to incorporate a more robust chassis, self manufactured
electronics, and upgraded programming.
This was a golden opportunity to try out Project Management software - Ganttproject
We set up a Google Group - communicated through Skype - IM, and email.
We will be manufacturing the chassis using 12mm MDF and designing the
joint to be snapfit.
We plan to redesign the electronics boards based on the stepper
controllers and interface boards here.
In the meantime, to demonstrate the operation of the modified
FabScan3D, an Arduino will control the two stepper motors and laser.
Arduino routine here: