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Open Source 3D scanning

I did find only one 3d scanner which uses structured light. There is many projects using a laser diode. And these systems are completely opensource. Structured Light Structured Light 3D Scanning by ...
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What are some good FOSS or free tools for editing STL files for 3D Printing?

You can use OpenSCAD. It's a script based powerful CAD open source software under GPL. On Thingiverse, a lot of things are made with this CAD software (the ...
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Through what methods and mechanisms can a multi-material FDM printer operate?

Let's look at various methods: Multiple Hotends The oldest version and one of the best to print materials at vastly different print temperatures (like printing a cheaper PLA infill into a ...
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What are some good FOSS or free tools for editing STL files for 3D Printing?

If you want to do basic edits to an STL, a program such as MeshMixer might be right for your. It offers the ability to combine and subtract models, add custom supports, and similar, in a fairly ...
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Is there any opensource software that controls the RAMPS RepRap board directly from the computer?

No, there exists no software like that. You can't communicate with a RAMPs board because a RAMPs board has no logic built-in; it's just a dumb breakout board that connects the Arduino Mega to your ...
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At which point does a delta 3d printer change the G-code in order to work in its non-cartesian design?

The short answer is that the handling of the non-cartesian design is done by the motion-control firmware running on the Arduino. The long answer: I don't believe GRBL supports non-cartesian designs, ...
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Is there any opensource software that controls the RAMPS RepRap board directly from the computer?

The key question is not really if there is such software, but rather if such software is possible, or if it would work very well. While a printer is more than just stepper motors, those are one of ...
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What are some good FOSS or free tools for editing STL files for 3D Printing?

There is no argument that the most successful FOSS 3D editor is Blender. It can both import and export STL files and export to STL or many other formats (DAE, OBJ, 3DS, FBX, DXF, WRL) so you can both ...
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What are some good FOSS or free tools for editing STL files for 3D Printing?

I have used Wings 3D (http://www.wings3d.com) for just that purpose. It is very easy to use, and has many other useful functions built in. Not only can you reform the mesh, but you also you have the ...
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Open Source 3D scanning

I have also been looking for some free or paid software for doing 3D scanning and the closest I have found to something that might work is thishttp://wedidstuff.heavyimage.com/index.php/2013/07/12/...
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Resources/methods to construct STL files using disparate parts using OpenSCAD

While this is probably (?) not suitable for the Thingiverse customizer, OpenSCAD has a decent Makefile support. In a project I am currently working on, I have a set of include files that start off ...
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Resources/methods to construct STL files using disparate parts using OpenSCAD

I'll offer up the following options, without waiting for an answer to my question. One can import a specific STL file into OpenSCAD and perform rotation, translation and scale, but it would be "...
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Open Source 3D scanning

You can use a Kinect sensor for Xbox 360 OR Kinect sensor for Xbox One. That sensor allows you to get a true 3D surface with its SDK. You can connect these devices directly to your PC using USB (I ...
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At which point does a delta 3d printer change the G-code in order to work in its non-cartesian design?

Every 3D printer or machine tool that is commanded through G-code must interpret the G-code in terms of the particular mechanism. Even a Cartesian machine in which there is a clear X, Y, and Z axis, ...
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How do I compress 3D files

3D files differ greatly in size and what they contain: STL STL Stereolithography files were invented by 3D Systems to store surfaces. Originally it used ASCII text to store information by naming ...
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How do I compress 3D files

If a general-purpose compression tool using a good compression algorithm, such as 7zip or gzip (for linux and command line enthusiasts) is not providing good compression it is not likely that your ...
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How to create supports for the parts hanging above 45 degrees?

PrusaSlicer has support enforcers you can place on areas that need support. See this video: Prusa Slicer Support Enforcers. Automatic supports There are automatic supports, in the Supports dropdown ...
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Through what methods and mechanisms can a multi-material FDM printer operate?

One of the easiest ways that I've seen, which I'm a fan of, is simply putting Y splitters on your Bowden tube and having multiple feeds to a single hot end. The main benefit is that you only need a ...
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Resources on getting horus/ciclop scanners to work?

I don't know if this will work but BQ commercializes a Ciclops scanner and have some downloads in their webpage (https://www.bq.com/en/support/ciclop/support-sheet). There are different Horus and ...
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Open Source 3D scanning

It is not structured light. This uses a laser: https://hci.rwth-aachen.de/fabscan But it is completely open source software / open source hardware. See also here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:...
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Open Source 3D scanning

Try Brown University School of Engineering: Projector-Camera Calibration / 3D Scanning Software. I have not tried it myself, but give it a look.
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