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April 2, 2009

3D Arduino Scanner

at 5:43 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Using the SHARP GP2Y0A02YK Long Distance Measuring Sensor (PDF), a few servos and an Arduino this 3D Arduino Scanner project is able to make a polar coordinate scan of its surroundings.

"The Arduino is only listening, the PC is sending commands where to set the Servos and to feedback the Analog value. On the PC a VB.net programm is running letting the Servos do a "meander style" motion and scanning the area. The analog Sensor signal is then first convertet to Distance, and then the polar is convertet to cartesian. This is stored as .obj file, that is then manualy "nice made" with MeshLab."