Hussain Mucklai

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Honors Thesis


Computer vision has seen dramatic advances over the past few years, yet most industrial 3D-color cameras still cost many thousands of dollars, and there remains a gap in the market for a mid-range priced product (~$500). This work presents the research done in the design and development of such a device. The industry standards which must be met in order to succeed are in the realm of hardware and software. We show that by taking advantage of inexpensive, mass-produced hardware, as well as 3D printing, hardware costs can be cut down. By leveraging the open-source community to its utmost limit, software costs can be eliminated entirely. We therefore prove that a functioning 3D-color camera can be produced which is able to withstand harsh environments and comply with most industry-wide standards at a reasonable cost.

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