INFORNET Computing Arrecife Palmas, Las

Designed free to grow without barriers

The 3D scanner is a project ciclop 100% free. Like all products that are part of the ecosystem DIY BQ, ciclop and Horus are licensed CC-BY-SA and GPL. All information about the mechanical design, electronics and software are available for the community going to belong to the Technological Heritage Humanidad.El objective is not only possible to study and understand the operation of the scanner, we want the community involved , make modifications, improvements and developments from Horus. We committed to free knowledge and thus we contribute and promote the development of these devices.

Easy to build and open to improve

Ciclop is a rotating 3D laser scanner triangulation. 2 uses the projection lasers onto the object to capture the geometry and texture of the object rotating on a turntable.

Ciclop has been designed for the assembly process. The kit includes all necessary parts and assembly guide step by step so it can be built in less than an hour.

Ciclop observed recreates Horus

The Horus is a multiplatform application software developed by BQ under the GPL. Through its interface you can calibrate the scanner, adjust the camera exposure or display point clouds obtained.

Horus interaction is done through three workbenches: Control the components (camera, laser, motor and LDR), the scanner Calibration and Scanning.

Calibration, our differential value

Ciclop is a scanner and DIY, to be mounted manually, the distances and positions of elements in the final product are different, calibration of the device difficult. Horus solves this problem by automatically calculates the internal parameters of the scanner from the structure set up by the user, autocalibrándose correctly. And we guarantee a good result in each scan.

The heart of ciclop: electronic

The plate BQ ZUM Core, based ArduinoTM includes improvements and features over similar plates that make it the best option in the development of electronic projects. ZUM BQ Core is responsible for the execution of motor control firmware and lasers.

At its top is connected ZUM SCAN, one derived from Arduino CNC shield Shield.

A scanner for creative minds

Ciclop is focused on the community of free software, makers, artists and developers eager to learn, investigate, improve and make the most of the 3D scanning.

Scan, edit and make it happen

Ciclop joins and expands DIY BQ ecosystem. The combination with your Prusa i3 Hephestos or any 3D printer allows you to take a step further and turn your projects into tangible objects scanned ciclop and Horus.



    • 450 x 330 x 230 mm

    • 2.25 kg

    • Scanning accuracy: 0.5 mm
      Steps per revolution: 1600 max
      Maximum weight capacity: 3 Kg
      Scan time (configurable): 2-8 min
      Volume scanning: (Ø) 250 x (H) 205 mm

    • Logitech C270 HD
      Power supply 12 V 1.5 A
      Controller board: ZUM BT-328
      Two linear lasers Class 1
      Micro-USB cable
      Power Plate: ZUM SCAN Shield
  • Mechanical engineering

    • Stepper motor Nema (1.7 to 1.8 deg / step)
      Methacrylate based Ø200 x 8 mm
      Threaded rods
      Rectangular pattern methacrylate
      Thrust ball bearing 16014
      Slip surface Ø200 mm
      PLA printed pieces

    • Horus 100% free software
      Output files: ply
      Control firmware gcodes
      Complete solution platform: Linux, Windows, Mac (soon)

    • Controller board: USB and Bluetooth
      Camera: USB

    • Mounting rails