I know that this article is a bit oudated as it was written back in 2000 where digital camera was a luxury item. But I guess it’s still an interesting project to do..
“My approach basically involves trashing a $100 scanner. I disassembled the scanner and took out all the electronics, the CCD image sensor, and the stepper motor mechanism, and built a new mechanism to hold it all together, and rotate the CCD and lens assembly to scan its environment, instead of a piece of paper.”
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