Monthly Archives: March 2013

Scanning kit for 3D modelling

Example of a portable 3D laser scanner: the DAVID Structured Light Scanner; news item here, user manual here. This is new to me. Functionally, in terms of the resulting digital model, what is the difference between it and using still photography … Continue reading

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Uses of the Raspberry Pi computer

The Raspberry Pi computer was considered for sponsorship as one of the Competition’s prizes, but not taken up. Here’s a handy article and discussion about the Pi’s evolution into an educational aid: “The life of Pi – clever ideas with … Continue reading

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Street View recording and 3D interiors

“Has Street View changed the way we behave? By Duncan WalkerBBC News” here Note: “Google’s Street View cars have now driven 65% of the UK’s roads, including Shetland, the Isle of Wight and much of what lies in between. The interiors … Continue reading

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Point-and-shoot 3D photography

Here is technology by Lynx Technologies in the USA. It enables professionals to use a hardware+software system to produce 3D models of objects/scenes. The result can be surprisingly compact. video (12 minutes, including a 2-minute demo.)

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3D imaging cameras & software

Immediate 3D modelling of surroundings is becoming possible with combinations of a specialised camera and PC software: example with video

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Self-driving cars

There are various research projects for adapting private cars to drive themselves (“selves?”) via use of LIDAR modelling, e.g. here.

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