3D Scanning with Kinect

Manager: George Fetters
Team: Derek, Andrew, Travis, Chris, Amberly, Deech, Gene, and many others...
Premise: Create a 3D scanning platform, install opensource 3D software for Kinect and take it to the Archon Convention to get some awesome scans.

We made use of the openNi platform for Kinect and a piece of free software called ReconstructMe for the software stack.  An Xbox 360 was used as a scanner and attached to a tripod.  A rotating scanning table was created.  This table is based on a lazy susan concept with a ball bering that can handle 1000 lbs.  A wooden platform was attached to the lazy susan and a repurposed motor from a powerweels toy was used to turn the person on the table.  A custom wheel had to be fabricated to provide traction and a spring plate was used to hold the motor against the platform.

This is the scanner at the Archon booth

An image of the scanning table.

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Agenda

Tomorrow

  1. Dec BoardGame Night * ArchReactor
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 11:01pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA, Arch Reactor
    • Come On Out and Play games With us. If you don't know games that's OK we are friendly and love to teach. If you do, bring your Favorites along and let get a Game in.

      We'll have Food there, and I'll happily take 5$ in exchange for letting you eat all day.

      We start at Noonish and Play until you Leave or after Midnight, whichever comes last. :)

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Sunday, December 17th

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, December 19th

  1. White Elephant Gift Exchange
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Come bring a gift (suggested ~$20) for a White Elephant gift exchange. Derek to explain the rules but otherwise expect lots of gift opening, stolen gift swaps, and resulting attempts to regain the stolen gift!

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Sunday, December 24th

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, December 26th

  1. Family Freedom Night
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Escape your family and recharge your geek batteries. Bring a project to hack on and enjoy the company.

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