daniel_reetz wrote:I'm not sure what you mean, exactly-- i mean, that sounds like a good kind of scanner to design and build, yep.
Sorry about being unclear. I figure your 1st scanner proved you could do it, but it depended on stuff that a random dumpster diver couldn't count on finding. Your 2nd scanner could be built from stuff one could reasonably expect to find in a dumpster or a thrift store. Your 3rd scanner fixed limitations in the 2nd scanner (e.g. portability), but depended on stuff like a laser cutter that your random DIY-er can't count on getting.
We've got a lot of great scanner designs bouncing around here. Some require little more than one camera, a cardboard box and duck tape. I proposed (improperly) that your 4th, 6th, 8th... scanner designs adopt this crude-but-effective paradigm. And your 5th, 7th, 9th... scanner designs follow a precision-engineered paradigm. Sort of like the Russian and US space programs: The Ruskies launched thousands of Cosmos satellites that were cheap and adequate and built on assembly lines like Model-T Fords, whereas the US launched just a few Keyhole satellites that were engineered and hand-built like Rolls Royce Phantoms. Same problem, two divergent engineering solutions.
I guess my even/odd scheme is stupid. Instead, I should have proposed two distinct scanner design paradigms: crude-but-effective (vs) best-performance without regard to generation numbers.