A 3D Scanner Based on Virtual Instrumentation Implemented by a 1D Laser Triangulation Method

  • Jindrich BrablikEmail author
  • Radek Martinek
  • Marek Haluska
  • Petr Bilík
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 554)


This paper deals with the design and implementation of a 3D scanner based on 1D laser triangulation method. Virtual instrumentation principles and tools were used in the design. NI myRIO embedded device was utilized to control the scanner hardware and graphical development environment LabVIEW was used to develop a control application for the scanner and to develop GUI for a PC platform. Purpose of implemented scanner is to demonstrate the principle of 3D scanners and 1D laser triangulation method to students of virtual instrumentation class. First part of this paper provides concise theoretical information about 3D scanners, 1D laser triangulation method and virtual instrumentation principles. Second part focuses on mechanical, hardware and software design and implementation of realized scanner.


3D scanner Virtual instrumentation 1D laser triangulation NI myRIO LabVIEW 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jindrich Brablik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Radek Martinek
    • 1
  • Marek Haluska
    • 1
  • Petr Bilík
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceVSB–Technical University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic

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