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. 3D scanning with fabscan. design a more rigid bed, eg. But it proved to be easier to use than to try to fix fabscan.

Why you should not buy Makerbot 3D printers!

Tridimake

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. And you will not be able to design and use tools to tune a Makerbot printer to the maximum unless you void your warranty. BTW, only a master of CAD may design such a truck. So you must be quite comfortable with computer-aided-design software (CAD) in order to design it.