I get rubicon 3d scanner but can not get software.
where can I download rubicon 3d scanner software?

does anyone have updated sofware for this?

Hi Thanks for the join.
I funded the Indygogo for this "3d scanner"

I see that Robert let out the API. Has anything come from that? I am not a program guy so just wondering if any one has had a whack at it To see if it is possible to make this brick do anything.

I see that Robert has made progress on his new scanner and software. Now he maybe just showing multiple different scans in the video but it does look better that anything we have gotten from the org. scanner.

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In the Kickstarter campaign comments several backers asked Robert and Grant to open source the software or release an API.

On September 5th 2016 Robert Mikelson and Grant Cox posted an update on Kickstarter linking to a Rubicon 3D scanner API on Google Docs.

Maybe you missed it, so here's the link:

The API can be downloaded directly from Google docs. Here's the link:

I'll try to do a breakdown of the files in the zip this weekend and maybe also try to do a build.

For your entertainment below a quick overview of the requests that lead to this release. Maybe I missed some. If I did my apologies to those that did not get mentioned.

Gerald Stap on January 15, 2016
@Robert and Grant: Any plans to release software with new features? E.g. auto-merging two scans, auto-calibration, advanced export and import of meshes/cloud points, plugin framework etc. etc.? If not, could you please release a DLL for accessing the scanner's functions?

Sam Parker on January 20, 2016
So everyone has given up using this scanner? Not worth playing with?

Gerald Stap on January 24, 2016
@Sam Parker: Playing yes. Use the scans to produce 3D models for cloning physical objects perfectly with a 3D-printer, no! The software needs more work before it can do that. Sadly there haven''t been any new releases (yet) since October 1st 2015. And it's closed source.

gerald carosati on March 26, 2016
Hi, nothing is happening with the software which makes this kit totally useless for most of us who supported your project. As I have seen some people asking here before, please release the specifications of the interface / protocol so the community can start working on something useful !!!

Matthew Sheppard on March 29, 2016
@ Robert - Open source is the way to go these days - A community of dedicated followers update the software at no expense to you - Making the scanner work. Your new scanner looks good - but if the same software issues affect this - Who will buy it? You design the hardware, the world will make the software... I'm sure you want to build a successful company - Do it with us, rather than forget us..

Guido Schaniel on July 3, 2016
The Scanner could work, if the Software will be Open Source..., but with this Software version the Scanner is unless, and not even at the 0.1 mm resolution Robert told us.. So make at least the software open source, or at least the camera drivers, there algroitm can be write by our own or use already well working ones...

gerald carosati on September 4, 2016
I agree with guido, we need the specs of the current scanner protocol so we can take on development as you clearly won't deliver ... At this stage, I'm not even asking for any of your "transcendent" proprietary software disclosure, not even an API, just the protocol specs so we can talk to the brick and ... Maybe ... Bring it to life

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hope to use the software with the scanner, or to rebuild it with a raspberry pi2...

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In the last version of the Rubicon software some time ago a feature was added to export a point cloud to file. So is this useful? Maybe!

You can export your point cloud and import your mesh into other tools like Meshlab. Meshlab has got many tools for manipulating point clouds and meshes.

I played around with them a bit just after the software with point cloud export functionality was released. But I did not have any clue where to start cleaning up a point cloud using all those tools. That is until today.

At Instructables I stumbled upon an excellent tutorial on how to clean up your point cloud with Meshlab:
Using Meshlab to Clean and Assemble Laser Scan Data

If haven't found time to try the Instructable for myself but it looks promising. When I can find the time I'll try to confirm that it actually works with Rubicon scannerdata.

You can find Meshlab here:


Hi all
I come from Germany and my english is bad...
Now i have the scanner 2 mounth...
I have the scanner for Modellwork.
I have very big Problem to become a good scan...
I dont no where is the problem..All what i do
Thomas scan is not good....
The calibrate is no problem...
I think the Problem is the Software.
I dont no what i must doit for a good scan.
I will scan a simple Coffee cup...smile...
The scan is chit...plz. I need help

its finally arrived.. this is going to take some practice.

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New software released

On  30-09-2015 version 1.35 of the software was released. You can download it from http://rubitech.org/tutorials.html

New features:
* Extra Camera Adjustment (calibration) options: Show Axis, Rotation axis, Horizontal axis, Left laser, Right laser.
* Export Data: Save as type: Raw points as XYZ-RGB (*.xyz-rgb.txt).
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