Jun 25, 2014

How to make the Microwave sub-100$ color 3D scanner for small objects

Microwave is very simple and cheap DIY 3d scanner that anyone can make for under 100 USD designed by sfaryne. It uses your smartphone to take burst photos of the object, homemade lightbox and couple of purchased items like simple turntable display.
For the lightbox you can use laser cut acrylic with a LED light panel but almost any type of a box that is white will probably do like junk microwaves or painted FedEx cardboard boxes. The LED lightpanel goes on top.
The photographs are then processed trough 123D Catch (free) or Agisoft ($179) to get final 3d model.

Detailed build instructions, operating guide and build files for lasercut lightbox are at: