Portable Point Cloud Generation for 3D Scanning using DLP® Technology Reference Design


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The portable 3D scanning reference design employs the Texas Instruments DLP® Advanced Light Control Software Development Kit (SDK) for LightCrafter™ series controllers, which allows developers to easily construct 3D point clouds by integrating TI’s digital micromirror device (DMD) technology with cameras, sensors, motors or other peripherals. Ideal for compact or handheld solutions, this high resolution 3D scanner system utilizes the DLP® LightCrafter™  evaluation module (EVM), featuring the DLP3000 WVGA DMD, and enables flexible control of accurate patterns for structured light solutions in industrial applications.

  • 3D scanner solution utilizing the DLP3000 chipset to enable fast and programmable patterns
  • Supports synchronized camera capture for both global and rolling shutter cameras
  • Generic OpenCV camera module for flexible low cost applications
  • Projector and camera calibration routine
  • Structured light algorithms for disparity map, depth map and point cloud generation
  • Implements both Gray code and hybrid three phase scanning techniques

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Design files

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TIDU985A.PDF (21530 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data


Reference design overview and verified performance test data


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Detailed overview of design layout for component placement


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Visible products (420 to 700 nm)

DLPC300Digital Controller for DLP3000 DMD

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Support software

TIDA-00361 3D Scanner Software (Rev. A) — TIDCB92A.ZIP (13127 K)

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Design guide Portable Point Cloud Generation 3D Scanning Using DLP Technology User's Guide (Rev. A) May 13, 2016
Design guide TIDA-00361 Test Results (Rev. B) Apr. 26, 2016

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TIDA-00254 Accurate Point Cloud Generation for 3D Machine Vision Applications using DLP® Technology TIDA-00362 High Resolution 3D Scanner for Factory Automation using DLP® Technology

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