What it does
The 'device' rotates an object as we take pictures of it. We then run the picture through a 3D modelling software.
How we built it
We used an ESP8266 based NodeMcu as the brain of the whole thing, a DRV8825 stepper motor driver and an old printer stepper motor. The stepper motor spins a platter which holds the object as it turns. We used different Arduino/C++ libraries for wifi functionality and controlling the stepper motor.
Challenges we ran into
Powering the motor/drive.
What's next for 3D Scanner
We are currently looking into automating the entire process.