Suited for Advanced Users

Ciclop 3D Scanner Kit (BQ)

After years of searching, we are proud to offer a Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware desktop 3D scanner! Meet the Ciclop by BQ. This a developer-friendly, cutting edge product for early adopters.

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

Product Alert (3)
  • Shipping alert:

    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.

  • Recommended for expert users only:

    Once assembled, several complex software packages are required to achieve a 3D printable STL file from your Ciclop.

  • Support notice:

    This product is no longer actively supported by BQ.

    BQ's technical support contact form can be found here on their website, or by emailing support3d@bq.com.

Works with: LulzBot Mini, LulzBot TAZ 5
Support: Ciclop 3D Scanner Kit (BQ)
US$40000
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  • Features

    With an impressive laser scanning area of 250 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 which can precisely rotate an object up to 3 kilograms or 6.6 pounds in weight. The two scanning lasers capture fine surface details with a 3D scanning precision of 0.5 mm (500 microns).

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

  • Parts & Specifications

    Mechanical Components

    3D printed pieces

    Threaded rods

    Threaded rod covers

    Deep groove 16014 axial ball bearing

    200 mm diameter x 8 mm methacrylate base

    200 mm diameter non-slip surface

    Wiring harnesses

    All required screws, nuts, and bolts

    Rectangular methacrylate pattern

    Non-conductive screwdriver

    Electrical Components

    Control Board: ZUM BT-328

    Power board: ZUM SCAN

    Logitech C270 HD Camera

    2 Class 1 line lasers

    Micro USB cable

    12V 1.5A power supply

    1 NEMA stepper motor (1.7A 1.8 deg/step)

    3D Scanning Properties

    Scanning precision: 0.5 mm

    Steps per rotation: 1600 max (1/8th microstepping)

    Maximum supported weight: 3 KG

    Typical scanning time (configurable): 2-8 minutes

    3D Scanning Volume

    Diameter: 250 mm

    Height: 205 mm

    Electronics Specifications

    Control Board: ZUM BT-328

    Power board: ZUM SCAN

    Logitech C270 HD Camera

    2 Class 1 line lasers

    Connection through included Micro USB cable

    12V 1.5A power supply

    1 NEMA stepper motor (1.7A 1.8 deg/step)

BQ Ciclop Build Instructions

Curious about what it takes to build your own 3D scanner?