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Fabrics (pt 3)

A project log for LadyBug BEEFY: 3D printer motorized microscope

Got printer? Connect to the motors with a Pi, plonk in a cheap scope, and do 2D and 3D scans!

Ahron WayneAhron Wayne 02/13/2020 at 22:330 Comments

I already scanned these things so I might as well share them, right?

First up we've got a piece of fuzzy blanket:

Fun fact, this blanket kept me warm in the labs which we keep at 20 Kelvin, until one day a student used it in a Wearable Technology project. Bastard. 

There's the high res version (2k pics over just the center) trying to be stitched:

And there's the stitched version, reduced from a 70 megabyte jpeg to a 4.9 megabyte jpeg to meet Hackaday's 5 megabyte file limit. Honestly, it's not too terribly compressed except for when you look really close, which I guess is the whole point to scanning things like this.

 And then we've got some stretchy gold sequin fabric. This one was interested to scan because it reflects so much light it looks just white, then you zoom in real real close and it's gold again. 

(fun with linux Cheese's kaleidoscope function)

This is definitely one of those cases where the moving lightsource makes things wonky, or possibly opens up the opportunity to do something artistic. 

And closest up version, likewise reduced down to 5 megs:

I like this one because you can see that there's actually a lot of empty space between the sequins were the black fabric is visible. I would like to visit a material like this again sometime to see how you might get accurate (to a human) color rendition so up close. 

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