[hackspacebristol] 3D scanner for the hackspace

matthew venn matt at mattvenn.net
Sun Apr 7 19:29:15 UTC 2013


I say go for it - a really nice thing to have at the hackspace. Also, it
would be good to have a computer that was fast for graphics and for
rendering. Both seem to be important for working with complicated 3d models
for 3d printing.

Matt


On 7 April 2013 16:38, adam armfield <adamairmailed at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks Arthur,
>
> the hackspace range of action figure of ourselves is clearly coming, it's
> not exactly the star wars universe i'll admit - but seems fun & will pave
> the way for the saturday morning cartoon series, i will be mumm ra the ever
> living ;)
>
> this seems like a good bit of tech to demonstrate with at show etc
>
> All the best
>
> Adam
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* Arthur Amarra <aonsquared at gmail.com>
> *To:* Bristol UK Hackspace <hackspacebristol at lists.aktivix.org>
> *Sent:* Sunday, 7 April 2013, 16:17
>
> *Subject:* Re: [hackspacebristol] 3D scanner for the hackspace
>
> I'll scan some smaller objects, but as you can see from my face smaller
> details aren't there, the resolution is not really suitable for very small
> details.
>
> No need for a turntable, this is hand-held where you walk around the
> object carrying the kinect. No need for any lighting, this will work in
> complete darkness (but of course us humans would prefer some lighting).
>
> Of course people can hack up a dolly to not have to carry the Kinect
> around, but that's purely optional. I think with a budget of £80 we can get
> at least human-size scanning working. I have a working setup at home so I
> don't really need it, but I think it would be a fantastic addition to the
> 3D printer.
>
> regards,
> Arthur
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 12:52 PM, adam armfield <adamairmailed at yahoo.com>wrote:
>
> looks nice, have you tried any small objects?  i don't know what kind of
> things people would want to scan, cars? fruit? coins?
>
> & would we need anything else? like an automated turntable for instance
> and lighting?
>
> just thinking if we're going to have a 3d scanning setup it might as well
> be a good one
>
> is the software you're using the one where it doesn't matter about holding
> the camera steady because the software automatically straightens things?
>
> hope thats not too many questions - i'm not sure whether i'd use this or
> not, but i've got no objection to the hackspace buying whats necessary if
> it's something other people want.
>
>
> All the best
>
> Adam
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* Arthur Amarra <aonsquared at gmail.com>
> *To:* Bristol Hackspace <hackspacebristol at lists.aktivix.org>
> *Sent:* Sunday, 7 April 2013, 12:38
> *Subject:* Re: [hackspacebristol] 3D scanner for the hackspace
>
> Here's a scan of myself that I made, unfortunately I couldn't scan the
> back of my own head, but gives some idea of the resolution.
>
> regards,
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM, adam armfield <adamairmailed at yahoo.com>wrote:
>
> hard to say how useful it'd be - are you happy with the 3d scans you've
> made so far? is the detail fine enough to be useful?
>
> All the best
>
> Adam
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* Arthur Amarra <aonsquared at gmail.com>
> *To:* Bristol Hackspace <hackspacebristol at lists.aktivix.org>
> *Sent:* Sunday, 7 April 2013, 12:26
> *Subject:* [hackspacebristol] 3D scanner for the hackspace
>
> Hi,
>
> Sorry for the delay in organizing the 3D scanning session - I broke my arm
> (again!) during my snowboarding trip.
>
> However I've gone to the hackspace to try to compile Kinect Fusion, and
> I've succeeded in compiling and runnng it using my Kinect but there's one
> snag:
>
> The NVidia GT 220 I put into the hackspace computer is below the specs
> needed to run Kinect Fusion - PCL developers have designed it for compute
> capability 2.0 and above, while the GT 220 is only at compute capability
> 1.2. I could dive deep into the code to make it work, however, indications
> are that even if it does it will be slow and unusable at about 2 fps.
>
> Either we upgrade the hackspace graphics card again (could cost us
> somewhere between £40-100:
> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300884386248?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
> or we just conduct 3D scanning with someone's laptop with a powerful GPU.
>
> So here's a question - how useful would it be to the hackspace to have a
> Kinect 3D scanner attached to the hackspace computer? It already has a 3D
> printer.
>
> regards,
> Arthur
>
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