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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 02/22/2020 at 22:550 Comments

I could probably skip the whole scanning process if I could take better regular pictures than this:

"But the results are worth it!"

I'd be wary for quantitative-paleontology, but that looks pretty decent! I feel like scanning this way shortcuts a whole lot of stuff about photography and lighting that I never really figured out. You could hand me an expensive DSLR or whatever and I really couldn't get a better image than this, megapixels be damned. 

Fun fact, I used 2 Z heights and just flipped back and forth picking the good ones by hand.