Home made web cam single
Both are known quantities, which means that by shining the laser at the enclosure, we see a bright 'V' of light that precisely describes the plane of the laser.
If we place an object in the scanning enclosure and point the same laser at it, we will still have the same references for the plane of the laser – but now the laser will also describe a contour of the object.
If you already have an old smartphone lying around, you can be up and running in no time.
You can also use your main smartphone if you want to guard something overnight.
The link for the Free Track Forum above has info about how to modify a webcam, and if you decide to go with the Play Station 3 Eye, you can check out our very own illustrated guide to turning it into an IR camera here .
Once your camera is ready to go, it’s time to get started on the point model.
A 90-degree scanning enclosure and a line laser do the hard work at your end.
The her after described devices uses only recycled parts from consumer electronics and comes at a fraction of the cost while still reproducing the original concept in a fully functional way.
The work is based on the scientific publication “Single-cell isolation using a DVD optical pickup” .
That's how the DAVID Laser Scanner came into existence.
It's the result of work carried out by some academics who decided that there must be a way to grab depth and contour information with a single camera and some simple references.