Why a new FabScan version:
One of the goals of the new software and hardware design was to keep things simpler and more affordable. The most important improvement was to make the FabScan a platform independent stand-alone device. This is why i decided to use a Raspberry Pi as base and a web interface was made for scanning. This enables the user to use the FabScanPi with nearby every device which has a web browser installed.
FabScanPi is the ideal project for 3D scanning hobbyists, enthusiasts and also education.
You can find more detailed information at http://fabscan.org
Article about an early prototype version of FabScan Pi at MagPi
Python was chosen as programming language for the backend, because with the usage of Python there is no need for a complicated compiler toolchain.
Software usage video:
FabScan PI2 uses a Raspberry PI2 with the PI camera module as base system. Additionally a 12 LED ring is added make environment lighting control easier. With this combination the scan results can be drastically increased. The new designed FabScanPi HAT for the Raspberry Pi provides place for up to 3 stepper motor drivers, two laser connectors and at least 2 servo connectors. A safety plug on board can be used to turn the laser off when the lid of the scanner is opened.
All electronic parts are mounted in a plywood case.
FabScan PI hardware assembly video:
FabScan Pi electronics assembly video:
Some screenshots of the Web-Enabled FabScanPi User Interface:
Some scan results:
Laser Cut Parts can be found at:
Hardware Schematics for the FabScanPi HAT can be found at:
FabScanPi Software Source:
Latest ready to use images: