Dienstag, 7. Juni 2011

David vs. Goliath vs. Blue Knob

and welcome back!

Today I want to introduce some scanning softwares to you.

I want to lay an eye on the "David Laserscanning" software and the Vi3Dim software.

The David solution:

Development of DAVID-LASERSCANNER started in September 2006 by German computer scientists Dr. Simon Winkelbach and Sven Molkenstruck, research associates of the Institute for Robotics and Process Control of the TU Braunschweig.

What you need:
A line laser, a webcam and two calibration papersheets in an 90° angle in the bachground.

Cost: ~70€ if you by all for yourself (but without the software, so if you want more you've got to pay more) or 399€ if you by the starterkit from their homepage.

Effort in scanning:

Well you need a calm hand and a lot of time to train the laser movement with your hand.

The Vi3Dim solution:

It's a small (maybe located in Isreal) company, which bring out this cheap software (~20$).

What you need:

A webcam and a printeable calibration checkerboard.

Cost: ~ 60€

Effort in scanning:

Just spin the board slow around his axis.

So I think the Vi3Dim solution is the best for the moment. But Im not totally agreeing because for the Vi3Dim you need an texture on the Object. For the David solution you just need an object. But the tests will show us an result!

That’s it for today. But stay tuned, because:
Progress never sleeps!


  1. Cool! I'm going to have to check that out.

  2. I definitely have to check this out, will follow you.

  3. it's incredible how fast computer technology advances!!

  4. David vs. Goliath.What a great story ;)

  5. Laserscanning ftw

    Can be difficult though.

    Loving the background, followed.

    Take a look at my blog if you're interested:

  6. good read buddy! impressive technology

  7. i didn't know you could do this so easily

  8. Very cool. I love DYI stuff.

  9. Good post! Waiting for more progress

    Check out my blog for some fun:

  10. never scanned something like this before.

  11. too bad i don't have a calm hand :(