Large Format Scanner

Intro

This project was developed for :

- Scanning larger objects … ( Human Size )
- Is based on a design sourced from Thingiverse …

link : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:729923

Intent is for it to be semi automated, with simple push button operation & computer interaction - saving output file on laptop / usb device …

More to add here …

Components

This device uses several components - outline to follow ….

Hardware

Following Materials were used, with dimensions, and quantities. Have broken this down into two parts - Turntable & camera slide …

Turntable

- 16mm Plywood sheet ( CNC cut ) : 1 & 1/2 sheet …
- Wheel Hub : Toyota ZZE122 ( http://www.alliedbearings.com.au/rear-wheel-bearing-hub-assembly-for-toyota-corolla )
- Feet ( 3d printed ) : 10 of …
- Various nuts & bolts … ( TBA )
- Connecting Shaft : 100 x 50mm RHS Aluminium …

( more details to add )

Chain Driven Option :

- Chain : Approx 600mm long ( I used one from Garage but same as Bicycle )
- Drive gears …

Shaft Driven Option :

- Shaft drive : 14 mm
- Pillow block : 2 of
- Drive Gear & Coupler
- Shaft : 100 x 50mm RHS Aluminium

Camera Slide

- ( TBA ) - vertical slide.
- various nuts & bolts.

Electrical

- Power supply : 12v DC/AC
- Various wiring : ( TBA )
- Sensor ?

Turntable :

- Turntable Motor + Gearbox ( TBA ) : Nema 23 with Reduction gear ratio 1:5
- Driver ( CNC board ) : ( TBA )
- Power supply to suit : ( TBA )

Camera :

- Kentix PlayStation Camera : ( TBA )
- Slide Motor ( TBA ) : Nema 17
- Driver ( CNC board ) : ( TBA )

Software

Notes

Tested the basic software operation on a desktop & laptop : Worked on the computer, but couldn't get it to load on Laptop …

Computer

There are two sides to the scanning operation, one to scan & other to process : thinking of using a laptop for scanning & larger more capable machine to do the processing. ( ideally it should be done on the same machine )

Laptop

Sufficient to run Kinect scanner software …

Main Processor

The resultant scan will be compiling a large amount of data, so it will be needing a reasonable amount of processing / memory for this something like :

* CPU Processor - 6 core @ 3.2 upto 4.3GHz
* Memory - 32GB DDR4 ( 2x16GB )
* Storage Drive - 500GB to 1TB SSD
* Graphics Card - Nvidia Quad P1000 4GB

( more to add )

Tools

(List all the tools you used to complete the project, from #1 Philips screwdrivers, to the CNC machine)

Instructions

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Step One:

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Development notes

( Some ideas that were tried, but which did not work & and why )

- Tested the Kinect camera & software on large computer - works …
- Tried on laptop, insufficient processing power - will require higher spec one …

- Tested the chain drive system, found problems with motor & chain not engaging & falling off … ( Do note the Chain is not designed to run horizontal ! … )

- Research a system to run a prototype shaft drive …
- Now working on a shaft driven option, will add more as it progress …
- Drawn up & making shaft drive system …

- Control panel operation …

Feedback

(Here you can put any suggestions from users that you have not yet implemented, and mention any unforeseen difficulties encountered in operation or construction)

References

This external links & data sheets go …

Files

- Files for laser cutting, Excel sheets of suppliers etc..

Project Progress

Summary of how the project is going :

- Basic prototype done, development / drawings in progress …
- Commenced cutting out of main components …
- Ordered main hub & drive motor …
- Order electrical parts …

Log of works

- Drawn up a layout … 2017.
- Make 1:5 scale Maquette … 2017.
- Commence CNC cut-out … 2017.
- Install camera / motor to track system … 2017.
- Assemble turntable … 2018.
- Layout system to enable testing … 2018.
- Complete drive system … Sept. 2018.

Project Table

Project Percent Complete Project Lead Status Budget Req Budget Approved Next Major Milestone Subsequent Milestones to complete
Large Format Scanner 60% Andrew Approved $500 $ ? Complete Assembly Begin testing & implementation of procedures for operation
facilities/hte/projects/wip/large_format_scanner.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/19 15:21 by Andrei Maberley
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