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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Setting up DAVID Laserscanner

DAVID Laserscanner is a popular commercial software package. There's a free edition available that has limited save functions. We'll be using this one. Combined with some additional hardware, DAVID can 3D scan a variety of objects. The size and quality of these scans will be heavily determined by your choice in hardware. For this recipe, we'll use inexpensive components and set up a simple area for scanning.

Getting ready

You will need to download DAVID Laserscanner from


This book uses DAVID_Setup_3.5.1. A newer version, DAVID_Setup_3.10, has been released and can be used as well. This version supports only XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You will need the following hardware items for this recipe:

  • A webcam (preferably an HD webcam) that supports WDM Video Capture Driver for Windows and a small tripod or other device to hold the camera. Some laptops have built-in webcams. These may also work.

  • You'll also need an...