Fixes and howto for the DIY Fabscan 3D scanner

Tridimake

The fabscan is cheap. For my curiosity, I bought a DIY "Fabscan" to try scanning small objects cheaply. In my opinion, the most annoying thing was the totally unusuable FabScan Ubuntu Live CD software. This post is mostly about how to get it to produce an STL with the Ubuntu Live USB distribution specifically made for the fabscan. OK, enough ranting as it does scan in 3D, and it gives a good ground for further improvements, both software and hardware.

Why you should not buy Makerbot 3D printers!

Tridimake

Avoid Makerbot and its 3D printers, they are both wrong. Seriously, Makerbot Industries care more about money than 3D printers. By the way, 3D printing certainly never was invented by Makerbot -- this is pure usurpation. It suddenly started after they changed the terms of service of their 3D object repository, letting them steal our Creative Commons designs that were explicitly meant to be free for everyone.