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Getting 3D Body Scanned: A MAD Odyssey


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Would you like me to send you a stepper motor and driver so you don't have feel like you're working with machinery from the dark ages? HAHAHA! :-D
#1 James William Kincaid on 2013-12-16 18:33 (Reply)
Yes, the motor could do with an upgrade. What would you recommend?
#1.1 Duann on 2013-12-16 23:02 (Reply)
A NEMA 23 stepper with a capstan winch style pulley attached at the bottom of the column and a idler pulley at he top of the column with fishing line as the power transmission component. Might be able to go with a smaller motor depending on how much weight you need to lift.

I'd use a Pololu driver http://www.pololu.com/category/120/stepper-motor-drivers and I'd control it with an Arduino.

You could have a manual up and down switch that replaces the rope or you could program it to perform some kind of pattern that best suits the scanner.

I know you already know all of this. :p
#1.1.1 James William Kincaid on 2013-12-17 05:35 (Reply)
"The actual print came out well but the facial details could have been better." lol! Eric, you should ask Shapeways for a refund for that kind of quality.
#2 Anonymous on 2013-12-17 00:26 (Reply)
It makes for a awesome 3D selfie and I've grown to like it. Also you can recognize your posture regardless of the facial details. It was also rapid and inexpensive :-)
#2.1 Eric Ho on 2013-12-17 23:26 (Reply)
In that case you might want to keep the body and replace the "head" with that
of a ModiRaptor Dino, not the other way round. :-)
#2.1.1 mkroeker on 2013-12-18 10:38 (Reply)

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