Introduction: Ciclop 3d Scanner My Way Step by Step
I'm going to realize the famous Ciclop 3D scanner.
You can find the updated version here
and I also add all the missing files and manuals.
All the steps that are well explained in the original project aren't present.
I made some fixes to simplify the process, first I print the base, and then I restilize the PCB, but go on.
Step 1: Printing and Assembly Part
For assembly part the best solution is to refer to origina documantation
in multilanguage and well explained.
The printed part are quite simple to assembling.
There are a lot of video also, the official one is this.
Step 2: New Base
The only piece that is difficult to find is the Plexiglass base, so I design a printable one with my Anet A8 3d printer.
You can find the project here .
Step 3: Little Fix
Another problem is that you can probably find a low cost laser that don't fit on orginal holder.
The common laser is 12mm laser.
So you can use this printed variant.
Another problem is to stop the rotating part, I think the better solution is to use a rubber band, as you can see in the pictures.
Step 4: PCB Homemade
For this project I made a PCB fully compatible with the original one Zum scan is more complex, but all additional features is unused.
My version is for Arduino Nano, so It's more little than the original one.
If you don't have the skill to auto produce PCB you can use the gerber file that you can find in the aricle to sent to the factory that produce PCB like https://www.pcbgogo.com/ .
Step 5: PCB Etching
I never used this technic, but I add to this step the svg file or PDF for production.
Step 6: Milling PCB
I use this technic for my personal production, about this I write 2 article:
The first is a step by step guide to create a portable CNC perfect and optimized for CNC Milling.
Than a previous guide that explain step by step how to use the machine, how to create a PCB and how to create a file for production.
Step 7: Milling PCB: Get File for Production
I add here the file for production, the gerber or directly the gcode for the milling machine.
Step 8: Milling PCB: the Milling Process
First mill the copper bottom, then drill the hole.
Step 9: Milling PCB: Clean the Work
Than use sand paper to made the board flat and clean.
Step 10: Soldering the Component
For this board I use:
- Arduino Nano
- A4988 Stepper driver
- 2x 1k resistor
- 1x 10k resistor
- 2x 2n2222 transistor
- 5.5 Barrel for input voltage
I use 12v 2A power supply (to the barrel) to power a stepper driver.
Than the usb connector is enough for laser and Arduino.
Step 11: Firmware and Software
You can download the firmware to upload to the Arduino from here
As described in the guide the camera is a Logitech C270 HD webcam, the driver here.
You can find software here.
if you have some trouble to download you can go here.
Step 12: Testing
First I test all without camera, and It's work well.
You can use the ino file to check laser and stepper.
Step 13: Continue Assembling
Than I add camera, fix board and add a black paper on the top of platform.
Step 14: Calibration
There are a lot of video about calibration, this step is very simple.
I realize this minimal video with my new Ciclop.
Step 15: First Mandarin Test
In this video I only scan the object, but to have a good image you must do some post processing with a software like MeshLab.
Step 16: Thanks
Now start scan all.
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Question 2 months ago
Hello, first of all, I wish you continued success in your work. I built a ciclop scanner, an arduino-based machine that uses a zoom scan shield. just a problem i couldn't solve for weeks has intimidated me. When I scan with the laser on the right, there is no problem, but when I start scanning with the laser on the left, regardless of whether it is alone, the stepper motor takes a maximum of 20 steps He stops himself. While there is no problem when operating with the right laser, I am facing this problem when dual or single left laser works. I would be glad if you help me.
Question 5 months ago on Step 10
How do the stepper motor wires connect to the headers on the PCB?
Answer 5 months ago
sorry, the instructable is quite old, the updated version is on my site.
For more information about wiring stepper read this