Poster Title

Kinect 3D Scanner

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Secondary School

Institution

Project Lead The Way - Kentucky

KY House District #

58

KY Senate District #

20

Abstract

Our project is a 3D scanner made using an Xbox 360 Kinect. The project will provide an affordable way for many schools across the country to 3D scan objects without putting money into a traditional 3D scanner, such as the maker bot digitizer which retails for $799.00 and confines what you can scan to an area of about a foot. Our 3D scanner will provide many people and schools with an affordable way to 3D scan objects that are still of a high quality while still not having to spend as much as they would have on a traditional 3D scanner.

To use our 3D scanner you will need our 3D scanning booth, which comes equipped with a turntable big enough to turn objects even as large as people, an Xbox 360 Kinect, and a computer running at least windows 7 64‐bit.

Our project started with the idea of wanting to have a 3D scanner, but not being able to have one because of limited school funds. Due to this problem, we decided to build or own and provide a way for us as well as other schools to have an inexpensive way to make high quality 3D scans. We originally started with a small 3D scanner booth that was able to scan objects that were less than one square foot in area, but are now currently creating a mechanism which is powerful enough to rotate a person.

The value of our product comes with the amount of time you save in making scale models as well as the ability to make cad models without having to be overly skilled in CAD software. Making CAD models of intricate objects, like a human head, could even take skilled cad modelers well over 5 or even 10 hours. Our software can be used by someone who doesn’t even have experience in cad and still be done in less than one hour.

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Kinect 3D Scanner

Our project is a 3D scanner made using an Xbox 360 Kinect. The project will provide an affordable way for many schools across the country to 3D scan objects without putting money into a traditional 3D scanner, such as the maker bot digitizer which retails for $799.00 and confines what you can scan to an area of about a foot. Our 3D scanner will provide many people and schools with an affordable way to 3D scan objects that are still of a high quality while still not having to spend as much as they would have on a traditional 3D scanner.

To use our 3D scanner you will need our 3D scanning booth, which comes equipped with a turntable big enough to turn objects even as large as people, an Xbox 360 Kinect, and a computer running at least windows 7 64‐bit.

Our project started with the idea of wanting to have a 3D scanner, but not being able to have one because of limited school funds. Due to this problem, we decided to build or own and provide a way for us as well as other schools to have an inexpensive way to make high quality 3D scans. We originally started with a small 3D scanner booth that was able to scan objects that were less than one square foot in area, but are now currently creating a mechanism which is powerful enough to rotate a person.

The value of our product comes with the amount of time you save in making scale models as well as the ability to make cad models without having to be overly skilled in CAD software. Making CAD models of intricate objects, like a human head, could even take skilled cad modelers well over 5 or even 10 hours. Our software can be used by someone who doesn’t even have experience in cad and still be done in less than one hour.