First, you print some of the parts for the device using your own 3D printer. The CowTech Ciclop also employs an Arduino shield and other parts that keep costs down. In fact, those parts you'll need to make only require a print bed capable of 115mm x 110mm x 65mm (4.5 x 4.3 x 2.6 inches) builds. This means that smaller 3D printers can be used to complete the kit. The device arrives in pieces that you combine with your 3D-printed parts to build the scanner. It's very DIY.
CowTech's Ciclop also uses the same open-source software as the BQ Ciclop, too. You can expect to capture details of objects that measure 200mm (7.87 inches) wide and 205mm (8 inches) tall. What's more this 3D scanner can complete the capture in a span of 2-8 minutes. As we already mentioned, $99 will nab you a kit, and you can expect it to arrive in April following an already booming Kickstarter campaign.