DIY High-Resolution 3D Scanner

3d scanner

Do you want to capture any object in 3D with high accuracy? Here’s how you can make a high-resolution 3D scanner for factory automation.

The purpose of a 3D scanner is to create a 3D model of an object. With the digitized 3D scan data, the dimensions of any object, including surface area, volume, and feature size, can be extracted. Collected 3D data is useful for a wide variety of applications, including machine vision, biometrics, industrial metrology, and many more.

3D Scanner reference design

Here is a reference design from TI which uses DLP technology to make high-quality 3D scanners a reality.


The 3D Scanner Reference Design generates a digital representation of a physical object. The design utilises DLP technology with which developers can capture the fine details of an object with micron-level accuracy, which benefits applications like 3D modelling, dental scanning and 3D vision for robotics. The data generated by the 3D Scanner can be analyzed, or otherwise manipulated, to provide information to automated systems about their environment. This information allows machines to make intelligent decisions in a dynamic environment.


  • Industrial automation
  • Robotics
  • Digital storage of physical objects.


  • 3D scanner solution utilizing the DLP6500 chipset to enable fast and programmable patterns
  • Supports synchronized camera capture for both global and rolling shutter cameras
  • Projector and camera calibration routine
  • Structured light algorithms for disparity map, depth map and point cloud generation
  • Implements both Gray code and hybrid three phase scanning techniques

Click here for reference design


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