Session:FabScanPi - 3D Laser Scanner Workshop

Description Build your own Open Source 3D Laser Scanner.
Type Workshop
Kids session No
Keyword(s) hardware, software
Tags 3D Scanner, Raspberry Pi, Workshop
Processing village Village:Freie Maker e.V.
Person organizing
Language de - German, en - English
de - German, en - English
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Subtitle Build your own 3D-Scanner
Starts at 2019/08/23 15:00
Ends at 2019/08/23 19:00
Duration 240 minutes
Location Village:Kidspace

Warning.svg Location changed from my Village:Kidspace to Village:Freie Maker e.V. 53°01'51.0"N 13°18'19.8"E ( close to Village:BlinkenArea )

What we will do?

In this workshop you will build your own Raspberry Pi based 3D-Scanner.

There is also an option to do some more stuff after the scanners are built, e.g. scanning and post processing scans.

How long does it take?

The workshop will take from 2 till 4 hours, depending on your skills and what you want to do. It takes 2 hours if the Hardware is pre-soldered.

More time is needed if we do more software related things like scanning and post processing.

What do you need?

All tools and materials will be available. A Laptop would help for the final testing.

A Kit with all parts needed to build the 3D Scanner will be provided on site. If you want to bring your own stuff visit to get an idea of what you need. All files for laser cutting are located on GitHub.

All needed parts have an amount of ~195 Euro (cost price).

There are different options:

  • you can bring the parts by yourself (e.g. purchase at Watterott electronics )
  • we will provide the parts for cost price ( limited: please write a short email to )

How can I participate

Add yourself to the list below. The workshop is limited to 6 participants.

What can I bring with me?

  • Solder Station ( if possible )
  • Laptop & SD Card reader ( would be great )


Here is a BOM if you want to bring your own stuff. Please double check the FabScan documentation site. If you are not sure feel free to ask.

  • Laser cut parts aka case
  • Raspberry Pi ( >= 3)
  • Raspberry Pi Camera Module (V1 and V2 work. V2 is recommended)
  • FabScanPi HAT for Raspberry Pi
  • Screws
  • 12V to 5V Step Down ( at least max. current of 3000mA)
  • Red Line Laser module (please max. 5mW)
  • 12V 3000 mA Power Supply
  • WS2812 Led Ring mount for Raspberry Pi Camera ( you can also use stipes )
  • Nema 17 Stepper Motor
  • Raspberry Pi Camera Cable extension (50 cm)
  • Silent Step Stick Motor driver
  • Micro SD-Card ( > 4GB)
  • Mounting flange for Turnhalle

Who wants to join

( available 6/6 we are full sorry )

Name Need all parts? I have already...
Mario (not counted) No -
Anykey Yes Raspberry and camera, soldering iron -
sturzi Yes Raspberry and camera -
pukoo Yes brain and long hair -
peponi Yes anime Comics and mettbrötchen -
dennis&partner Yes raspberry - -


If you missed the workshop and you want further information. Just contact me.

Dect: 8381


Twitter: @l_k3


What else?

There are some people working on the FabScanPi project during the camp. Projects:FabScanPi Feel free to join.