it seemed interesting to scan an object not just from one side but all around in one pass. a rotating table on which the object can be placed would do just fine. other than that this scanner is very similar to the 3d scanner #2. in order to improve capturing of dark surfaces i built a case around the scanner to shut out ambient light.
one of the biggest challenges in building this scanner was the bending of the cylindrical front door. in order to bend the acrylic i had to build an aluminum model on which i placed the acrylic in the oven.
some of the results can be seen in the following pictures.