Digi-Fabrication, DIY, IaaC, Laser Cutting, Open Source [OS]

Open Source_IPhone scanner

KylA Koch is an industrial design student at the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). He is currently working on point of purchase displays as a structural designer. Kyle currently resides in West Chester, Ohio.
Website:http://www.kyleakoch.com
“When I got my iPhone last year I loved having everything important in one place, and the ability to get rid of unnecessary devices, documents and information I kept with me. I would frequently snap photos of class assignments printed on copy paper so I wouldn’t have to worry about losing them. The documents normally came out pretty clear, but it was tough to keep still while taking the pictures. I set out to make something that would ensure clean, consistent pictures of documents taken with the iPhone that would be free and easy to make on your own. And so, here you will find the eps files to make your own iPhone document scanner. I have provided them to you for free to make your very own iPhone Document Scanner until one is available for purchase here in my store!. By downloading the product plan you will pay ZERO for the intellectual property, this means you only pay for the materials and manufacturing time.It’s ready to go right now!”

Kyle A Koch is an industrial design student at the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). He is currently working on point of purchase displays as a structural designer. Kyle currently resides in West Chester, Ohio.

Website:http://www.kyleakoch.com

MAKE IT

Cutting file This is the  eps file, that it is uploaded on the ponoko website. The design is composed in 2 sheets. It is complemented with some pictures showing the final project

Fabrication time 15 minutes were needed in order to prepare the dxf file for the cnc laser machine . The material used; 5 mm wood.

Assembly There was no manual for the assembly, the documents that I have followed to assemble the iphone scanner were the jpg files and also the text that it is in the website, with a description about the material to used and the size of the  finish object. I have spent 10 minutes to complete the assembly.

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CHANGE IT

Once the model was built, I have observed that the own designs´s structure, was producing some shadows on the surface were the documents were place. Considering that situation,The change I have proposed consist in a lighting stripe of LEDS, located in the internal part of the U shape. This stripe will provide a constant and uniform light, that will allow the user to be able to scanner without natural light.