I finally received my sweep last week and was from the get go really impressed with the 2d scanning capabilities. Since I have been planning for a long time to build your 3d scanner I had sourced most of the components already and built the scanner this weekend.
I noticed the 3d files had undergone some changes so a reprinted the files this time not in green but in sweep black :). Some notes about the build that might be useful to others:
- generally a really easy (and well documented!) build if you are used to diy projects. I think it took me about 4 hours to put everything together.
- the hole of my 90°-bracket where the motor shaft attaches protruded too much in my case, obstructing a correct fit with the 3 bearings. cutting it back by ca. 2mm helped.
- my motor didn't come with a flat shaft. I filed the shaft a little bit to help locking the bracket onto the shaft
- it didn't find a 10k resistor right away, a 10.5k resistor works as well I have found
- my motor had different wire colors. I tested different configurations until it worked
- I have not been able to order a sinoele battery to switzerland. for the moment I use an external battery but I have found a similar form factor battery which is only too big by ca. 2mm. I'll probably get rid of the enclosure, which should make it fit. The connector spacing is surprisingly the same (the battery is called sbs power bank 10'000 mah if anyone is interested).
- formating the sd card is straightforward, wifi and ssh connection worked right away (from osx)
- the web interface for the scanner is straightforward to use and already quite functional.
Please find attached my first scan result. It is to my surprise without flaw as far as I can tell. I'll scan my street outside tonight :).
livingroom.csv (2.6 MB)
Hats off to the scanse team, you have delivered so much more than I could ever have expected. Please continue your efforts concerning 3d scanning. I will use mine for my architecture practice and I know theres is a big market there of poor architects that could never afford the league of lidar scanners that cost you 20'000 dollars and up.