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. Dots will start to appear on screen as the process goes by. and buggy, but it can be made to work.

Why you should not buy Makerbot 3D printers!

Tridimake

It needs multiple separate prints with carefully design parts, tedious post-processing and re-assembly before it can be shamelessly put back onto the printer bed for the picture! And just do as everyone else, forget also about their expensive crappy 3D Makerbot Digitizer 3D scanner, which is, actually just a nice looking and slightly better Fabscan. Avoid Makerbot and its 3D printers, they are both wrong. Really!