Build overview #
This is an overview of the steps required for building your scanner. See the links below for the detailed instructions on every topic.
You need to get two PCBs and a couple electronic components first. Then solder things together (pretty basic through-hole soldering only!). Once everything’s set up, you need to do a little calibration and assemble a few cables.
See Electronics for all the details.
Almost all of the mechanical parts are 3D-printed. It takes around 20 hours to print everything. You also need to get a couple nuts and bolts and also a few ball bearings and magnets.
See Mechanics for all the details.
Once you have all the parts ready it’s time to assemble the scanner. It’s a bit complicated but there’s a video tutorial that covers everything.
See Assembly for all the details.
With everything wired up you will need to install the software components on the scanner. Initialize an SD card for the on-board Raspberry Pi with a base image, fill in your custom information (e.g. WiFi network) and then connect via SSH to flash the on-board Arduino with the driver program.
See Software for all the details.