Originally posted on MAKE:
Last June, the LVL1 hackerspace in Louisville, KY, held a 24-hour hackathon, where several teams stayed up all night, competing with each other to use an Arduino, a breadboard, as well as any components they could harvest from LVL1′s junkpile, to build the coolest project possible.
Joe Pugh and his fellow members Aaron Verdow, Tim Miller, Nick Sturtzel, and Jon Clark decided to build a 3D scanner. In a LVL1 blog post, Joe explained how the competition would work:
We had the weeks leading up to the event to look around the boneyard and think about what we thought we could make. We started with a list of things we wanted to make then limited that down to things we thought we had the parts to make. We tentatively settled on a 3D scanner. We knew we had all of the parts to make it but there was no…
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