The PulsedLight 3d Scanner is a point-cloud creation tool I created with PulsedLight, Inc. for research and experimentation in point-based robotic/computer visualizations. Using a distance sensor, 2 servos, 2 Arduinos (the second one simply provides power) a laptop and a Google Chrome Stand-alone app - point cloud data is captured and export as CSV, PNG and OBJ.
Generated Point Cloud 3D Rendering
Chrome Interface (left) and Scanner rig (right)
False-color plot (left) and photo of scanned area (right)