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Low cost 3D scanning process using digital image processing
Author(s): David Aguilar; Carlos Romero; Fernando Martínez
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Paper Abstract

This paper shows the design and building of a low cost 3D scanner, able to digitize solid objects through contactless data acquisition, using active object reflection. 3D scanners are used in different applications such as: science, engineering, entertainment, etc; these are classified in: contact scanners and contactless ones, where the last ones are often the most used but they are expensive. This low-cost prototype is done through a vertical scanning of the object using a fixed camera and a mobile horizontal laser light, which is deformed depending on the 3-dimensional surface of the solid. Using digital image processing an analysis of the deformation detected by the camera was done; it allows determining the 3D coordinates using triangulation. The obtained information is processed by a Matlab script, which gives to the user a point cloud corresponding to each horizontal scanning done. The obtained results show an acceptable quality and significant details of digitalized objects, making this prototype (built on LEGO Mindstorms NXT kit) a versatile and cheap tool, which can be used for many applications, mainly by engineering students.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10225, Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2016), 102251X (8 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2266989
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David Aguilar, Univ. Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
Carlos Romero, Univ. Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
Fernando Martínez, Univ. Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10225:
Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2016)
Yulin Wang; Tuan D. Pham; Vit Vozenilek; David Zhang; Yi Xie, Editor(s)

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