Hi Bruce and Ash…just thought I would chime in too. We are also in the
process of developing a 3D scanner. We have an enclosure and most of the
hardware assembled but more work is required to finish off. It got put on
the backburner in lieu of more pressing projects…funny how that always
If we get something useable up and running we will let you know.
We did get a truckload of minimuses however it was a group order with leeds
and london Hackspace and they were so cheap as we got a great price break
for ordering more than a hundred units! I haven’t convinced people to
order more although here is a new device which is on paper that is better
and just as cheap!
Alex - Hacman
I live in Leicester where we have no ‘Space’ and I joined Nottingham
about six months ago.
However, travel is a bitch and I havnt been there for ages!
The good news is that Leicester now does have a Space; it opened today and
opens to the public March 1st
I heartily recommend you seek the Google-Group ‘Leicester Hackspace’.
Recently I have been looking at Manchester’s Google page because I wanted
to get some cheap Minimus(es)
and I heard they got a truck-load on the cheap. Don’t know if I was
misinformed. Anyway, that’s how I saw your post.
Now, back to 3D scanners. The reason I stuck my oar in here is that two of
the ‘founder members’ ( doesn’t that sound grand! )
of Leicester Hackspace ( me and Clive Jones ) are making a prototype 3D
scanner. More for a laugh than anything else.
It is still at the stage where, as we like to say, questions are being
asked. If theres a real use for it I might be able to push it
along, especially now we have somewhere to work. But bear in mind this is
Mickey-Mouse territory and your friend may not
like the results. Depends what he wants, really. He may need a proper 3D
scanner and/or someone closer to Manchester or
Stoke may have a better offer. But at least you know about us.
BruceOn Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:12:53 UTC, Ash Moran wrote:
I’m new here (you probably noticed). I asked a couple of friends about
this and one of them (Will, creator of Skynet’s ping pong ball collector)
pointed me in this direction.
A mate of mine works in label design/printing. Part of his work involves
modelling shrink-wrap labels, but getting 3D models of eg drinks bottles is
expensive through commercial outfits. Does anyone here have or know someone
who has a 3D scanner? I think he’s ideally looking for someone independent
who’d like to take on odd jobs like this. I’m pretty ignorant of the 3D
scanner scene (as in I learnt about 3D printers first), so I don’t know
what the hardware is like ATM, but I promised to ask around.
Gimme a shout if anyone can help. The guy - like me - is from Stoke, so
basically it’s a charity case.
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