All you need is a PC, a camera (e.g. a webcam), a background corner, and a laser which projects a line onto the object you want to scan. So everyone can use it to scan objects without high costs; this is the big advantage over commercial solutions which are rather expensive.
The object you want to scan has to be put into the corner of a room or in front of two planes with an exact angle of 90. The camera of course has to be pointed towards the object. The special thing about our solution is that you freely hold the laser in your hand, “brushing” the laser line over the object. Meanwhile the
computer automatically calculates 3D coordinates of the scanned object surface. See the screenshots.