Low-cost 3D LIDAR-based scanning system for small objects Conference Paper uri icon


  • The project that gave rise to these results received the support of a fellowship from ”la Caixa” Foundation (ID 100010434). The fellowship code is LCF/BQ/DI20/11780028. This work also has been supported by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Projects UIDB/50014/2020 and UIDB/05757/2020.
  • Three-dimensional scanning is a task that is highly important for our modern society and this is translated by a wide area of knowledge that contains numerous approaches to this task. As this process is non-trivial, most of the technologies are expensive, with even the low-cost ones being a great investment for the regular user. Therefore, this work presents a low-cost LIDAR-based 3D scanning system that can perform 3D scans of small objects and reconstruct their digital STL models. The system consists of one rotating platform and a scanning arcshaped structure, which both are actuated by stepper motors.

publication date

  • June 2021