VEX Cortex Microcontroller Based Prototype 3D Scanner

Here is a 3D Scan of a Hero1 Robot, which I made using a VEX Cortex Microcontroller based prototype 3D Scanner.

Nice blast from the past, the Hero was one of the last Heathkits that I built.

Can you do one about the 3D scanner part?


Here is a video on using a VEX Video Slider Robot for 3D Photogrammetry…

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It is the 0.5 PIC brain!!! Very, very cool!! It predates the Cortex controller by a number of years. It has a small PIC microprocessor. It was state of the art in 2005.

You might want to replace the wheels with omni wheels, that will give you more of a chance for it to circle smoothly.

Pretty cool to see tech from 2006 still doing great things!


The Omni Wheels are a great idea for this 3D Scanner Robot!

Here are links to my Hero 1 Robot upgrades using a VEX Cortex that you may be interested in…

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