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Once a CD Drive, now a scanner
I created this scanner after working with it, either directly or indirectly (I mean I had to learn how to use Stepper motors, program in the Processing software, … Read more

3D Laser scanner for 25USD

Believe it or not, but in China the people really can do things with less money then elsewhere in the world. Cheap 3D Laser Scanner for roughly 25 bucks. See that amazing results...

What to do with a drunken sailo.. err linear slide?

Ok I was cleaning up around the work bench and found this stepper and belt linear slide assembly that came from a printer. I had kept it to knock up a cheap x/y plotter, but I scrapped that idea and am building a CNC out of better stuff. It seemed like such a waste to destroy or scavenge the motor from it so I need some ideas of what to use this for. The stroke is about 350mm if something were to be attached to the belt, but theres no reason it can`t rotate continuously for something. I also have the metal strip that was used as a slide for the opposite side.

130 Megapixel camera

Check out this brilliant idea from a Japan amateur fotographer. He used an optical lens and a scanner to make pictures with 130-megapixel. This is a resoltion of 13,068 x 10,173 at almost no cost. See it here.