3D Scanning with Kinect

Manager: George Fetters
Team: Derek, Andrew, Travis, Chris, Amberly, Deech, Gene, and many others...
Premise: Create a 3D scanning platform, install opensource 3D software for Kinect and take it to the Archon Convention to get some awesome scans.

We made use of the openNi platform for Kinect and a piece of free software called ReconstructMe for the software stack.  An Xbox 360 was used as a scanner and attached to a tripod.  A rotating scanning table was created.  This table is based on a lazy susan concept with a ball bering that can handle 1000 lbs.  A wooden platform was attached to the lazy susan and a repurposed motor from a powerweels toy was used to turn the person on the table.  A custom wheel had to be fabricated to provide traction and a spring plate was used to hold the motor against the platform.

This is the scanner at the Archon booth

An image of the scanning table.

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Agenda

Tomorrow

  1. Laser Workshop Night
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Description:Feel free to come by to learn how to use the laser cutter, talk about laser cutters, work on laser cutter projects, etc!

      Contact Person: Travis

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Friday, November 22nd

  1. 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.

      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

      https://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/

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Sunday, November 24th

  1. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

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Tuesday, November 26th

  1. Show and Tell