Intended for use with David Laser Scanner software. After completing the CNC machine, I decided to build a scanner using my new machining ability. Using an Arduino and the EasyDriver v4.3, I am controlling 2 stpper motors. 1) moves a line laser across subject. 2) rotates object to scan new face. 4) profit. I have it assembled for basic use (6-18-11), however between the laser and the stepper, I am not getting the resolution I want from the scan.
I will be upgrading the laser, but also upgrading the stepper to a Nema17 with planetary gear reduction (about 100:1). As such, I have about 300$ remaining before I can call this one done. Hopefully afterwards I can capture good scans for export through CAD/CAM to my pending 3D printer.