Step 1: Gather Materials
1. plywood/mdf at least 16" x 16"
2. 18" board for the base at least 4 inches wide.
3. 3/8" thick dowel rod
4. wood glue
5. white paint
1. something to draw a circle the size of.you platform. I used a large protractor. a bucket or something similar may work .
2. protractor to mark angles.
3. drill with 3/8" drill bit
5. sand paper
Step 2: Layout
to find the center for the circle use a straight edge and draw 2 lines from corner to opposite corner to create an X.
For mine I chose a 14.5 inch circle and used a large protractor to trace the circle. This can be adjusted based on the size of the objects you are scanning.
After I layer out the circle, I marked around the circle every 10 degrees using the protractor.
The last step in layout is center punching all your holes using a hammer and punch. This will help keep your holes accurate.
Step 3: Drill
Step 4: Cutting
Step 5: Base
place your drill through the center point of the circle and drill into the base board. Do no drill completely through the wood.
Next, take a dowel rod and place it through the center hole and the base.
Then, line up one of the slots around the circumstance of the circle and drill a hole into the base for your other dowel rod. Again do not drill through the base.
Remove the circle platform and pull out the dowel rod from the base. place some glue in the hole and put the dowel back in place.
After the glue is dried, sand the dowel rod down so it is flush with the platform.
Step 6: Paint
Step 7: Final Assembly
This should complete the project and you are ready to scan objects using a tripod/camera or smartphone.