Re: Small-scale accurate scanner

From: Bathsheba <>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:07:33 -0400

On 10/3/2016 06:40 PM, Markus Hitter wrote:
>> Hello rpml-brain. I wish I had a scanner for small (<10cm) things
>> at high (.1mm) accuracy, but I don't have much (<$1000) budget.
>> Convex only is OK, I can do without undercuts, but accuracy is
>> important: .5mm won't do.
> Depending on how much you're willing to hack: optical scanners are
> scalable. Put a macro lens in front of the camera, move the camera
> closer to the object and the resolution should raise. At the cost of
> scan field size, of course.

Perhaps...but the amount I'm willing to hack is a big ol' zero. It
would cut into my design time, and what are the odds I'll find something
that 1000 better hackers have looked for, and not found at a cheap
price? Very low.

>> PS yeah it would be really nice if messages on this list had the
>> list address somewhere.
> It does now! For this message I simply clicked on "Reply" and it's
> addressed to rp-ml. Excellent! :-)

Yes, this is way better!

Bathsheba Grossman                           Bathsheba Sculpture LLC                         Free Forms                    Crystal Proteins
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