A project log for open-hardware transparent polygon scanner

laser scanner which uses transparent instead of reflective polygon

HexastormHexastorm 06/05/2019 at 17:110 Comments

I have uploaded the current designs of the Hexastorm to hexastorm design.  The project goal has also been slightly altered. The current focus is to develop a scanhead which can be sold for R&D purposes.
This scanhead in combination with the Firestarter cape and software would then be the MVP. The first target customers are R&D institutes, technical enthusiasts or corporates active in for example the field of 3D printing and PCB manufacturing.
My current target is entities incorporated as business. The advantage of business customers is that they don't have to pay income tax before the purchase of scanhead and often can deduct value added tax.
This can easily save you up to 60 percent in price in countries like the Netherlands, as VAT is 21 percent and income tax is around 52 percent. In the Netherlands you also have the change of multiple subsidies like WBSO. Imaging technologies are seen as a "key technology" which makes you applicable for all kinds of grants / collaborations.