Needing of a desktop 3D scanner for my activities, I was very interrested by the CICLOP designed by a Spanich guy. I’ve also see this great project on Kickstarter named FreeLss : another great desktop scanner. The first one is drived by an Arduino Uno and needs a computer to build the files using the Open Source Horuis software, the second one with a Raspberry Pi which is computer free.
Both files and soft could be downloaded on the Internet site dedicated to those projects.
I found a lot of very usefull information on Bill's assorted rambling blog, and also on the Atlas 3D users Google group. I noticed that the reseller ReprapUniverse is selling the 3D Raptor kit where you can find the same electronics and principle used for the Atlas FreeLss.
I coudn’t decided between both and that is why I’ve decided to design a structure which make possible to test each of them and also could accept electronics and camera improvements.
I also want it to be very simple with a small number of parts easy to print and to buy on the net.
MOTOR BLOCK include the motor holder, the bearing holder, the plate holder, and bearing clip.
All détails about assembling are provided on the wordpress Adapted Designs blog : adapteddesigns.wordpress.com
The motor block accept NEMA 17 and NEMA 14 motors.
The bearing holder must be a 16064 bearing.
The clips on the plate holder are fixed with 3mm screw.
The toothed wheel is a free download with the CICLOP design.
Pictures shows PLA printing with 0.25mm layer. The design doesn't need bridges.
For printing motor block it must be place on the flat end.