Suited for Advanced Users

CowTech Ciclop 3D Scanner Kit

Meet the Ciclop by CowTech! This cutting-edge, developer-friendly 3D scanner is perfect for expert users looking to expand their digital fabrication skills. The CowTech Ciclop 3D scanner kit ships unassembled with detailed assembly instructions perfect for integration in the advanced digital fabrication classroom. Use your LulzBot 3D Printer to produce the 3D printed components necessary to complete the build. Use several Free Software options like Horus to 3D scan objects and use Meshlab and Blender to prepare them for 3D printing.

By purchasing, building, and sharing your CowTech Ciclop 3D scanner kit experience with others, you will be directly contributing to the further advancement of Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware.


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  • United States Customers Only

    Due to import/export restrictions on the lasers used by this product, it is only available for customers in the United States at this time.

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    CowTech's technical support information is found here on their website, or they can be reached by emailing

Works with: LulzBot Mini 1, LulzBot TAZ 6, LulzBot TAZ 5
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  • Features

    With an impressive laser scanning area of 200 mm in diameter and 205 mm in height, expert users can 3D scan a physical object almost the size of a volleyball! The scanning platform is rotated by a standard stepper motor and uses two scanning lasers to capture fine surface details with a 3D scanning precision of 0.5 mm (.02 in).

    Once you have assembled your Ciclop 3D scanner, you'll use Horus to calibrate and operate the 3D scanner. The Horus software will control the scan of your physical object and generate a PLY point cloud file. We recommend using Blender and MeshLab to mesh, clean, and edit the file and to finally generate a 3D printable model in the STL file format. Use Cura LulzBot Edition to 3D print your digital model!

  • Parts & Specifications

    Parts Included:

    Laser cut and engraved acrylic frame components

    One (1) Bearing

    One (1) Custom CT Scan Shield and UNO R3

    One (1) Logitech C270 webcam

    Two (2) Line lasers

    One (1) LED strip

    One (1) NEMA 17 29mm stepper motor

    One (1) Hardware kit, Calibration pattern, custom magnets

    One (1) Right angle USB cable

    One (1) 12 Volt, 1 Amp power supply

    Additional Items Required

    3D Printed Components: 3D Models STL File Format

    Computer for running control software


    Scan Resolution: 0.5 mm (0.02 in)

    Typical Scan Time Range: 2-8 minutes

    Scan Diameter: 200 mm (7.87 in)

    Scan Height: 205 mm (8.07 in)

  • Resources & Documentation
CowTech Ciclop 3D Scanner Hardware Assembly Video

Watch the CowTech Support team assemble the CowTech Ciclop 3D Scanner.

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