This post is collection of documents and manuals that users of Ciclop 3D scanner, Horus software control and other free 3D processing programs will need: assembly guides, warranty, user manuals, etc.

It also includes information on where to direct any doubts, questions or suggestions you may have, as well as the community development forums for users wanting to investigate, collaborate and contribute their ideas.


Assembly manuals


User manuals




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  1. Because of the use of threaded rods, the build dimensions may vary – especially if one has to design and print alternate parts. When aiming the lasers, where should their convergence point/line be? I assume it should be as close to the turntable axis as possible, but there may be a reason I’m not thinking of for them to be pointed elsewhere

    1. Hi! That’s correct. That configuration is recommended, but not necessary. Horus calibration algorithms determine the exact dimensions, lasers inclination and turntable position and orientation automatically so it works with different physical configurations.

  2. Hi! Is there any fixed length, angle between the lasers, webcam and the turntable?

  3. I really want to build this. I have a 3d printer and want the 2 boards(Zum BT-328 and Zum Scan) But the website you listed as a distributer is a non working website, I also checked Amazon as you said in another blog. No glory! Great product great info! guess BQ is well off doesn’t want sales?? Go figure?

  4. It was Jesus who said on blogs it would be available on Amazon and CubiMap.

    1. Hi! The comment about CubiMap was made by user jalbo01. Amazon commentary is mine (I didn’t remember :S) but no dates were set. Sorry about the misunderstanding. I’m glad that finally you could buy the kit for U.S.!

  5. I already have an Arduino Uno and Arduino Shield CNC GRBL, is it possible :
    – to use them replacing Zum BT-328 and Zum Scan ?
    – to use Arduino Uno with Zum Scan and where could I find Zum Scan alone ?

  6. Hi

    I’ve built one of those, so first of all thank you very much for creating this scanner and making it open source.

    Since there weren’t any parts available around here when I started I used an Arduino Uno and designed the scan board myself from your plans (on Eagle) and had it made.

    Everything seems to work quite well so far but now I have the problem that when I calibrate the lasers I get both values at around 0.8 but in the manual it says that values around 0.1 would be ok. I’m not totally sure what this value means, so I’m not sure where it might come from or what I need to change. Could it be the lasers I bought or is there anything else I should change?

    Any help would be appreciated




    1. Hi Philip,

      What kind of lasers (what are their specifications) have you bought?

      1. Hi SGarcia,

        Thanks for your reply.

        I have bought line lasers from a German company called Laser Fuchs, the type is LFL650-5-12(9×20)60. They have a wavelength of 650nm and 5mW of power.
        You can find more of the specifications here:×2060 (sorry it’s German)

        When I was looking for the parts I didn’t really see specifications about the lasers. Are there any?

        Thanks for your help

        1. Thank you for this information, Philip. These laser should work correctly.

          Would be nice to check the camera and pattern settings. Also, complete the “Camera intrinsics” process and, finally, make again the “Laser triangulation” test.

          1. Thank you for checking.

            I will do that and let you know how it turned out.

          2. Hi SGracia

            I have written back but it seems like it’s not always working.
            Anyway, I tried what you have said even though I’m not completely sure I have done the “camera intrinsics” right, but I got better results after that. But the numbers were still about 5 times higher than they should have been.
            Also I noticed that they were varying often and I didn’t really see why. After experimenting a little I figured out that the lighting seems to make a big difference, does that make any sense to you?
            I got numbers that were about right and was able to do a much better scan than before.

            Is that behaviour to be expected?

            By the way, I checked the pattern of squares and it seems to be right. I printed it on sheet of paper and glued it to an acrylic glass. Is that ok?


            1. Hi, Philip:

              As you said, the lighting affects notably to the scan, so is recommended to scan in a place with a “controlled” lights (or have different scanning profiles).

              About the pattern, it’s ok gluing it to the acrylic glass.

              1. Hi SGracia

                Yes I have noticed that. I still don’t understand what’s represented by those values and why lighting changes it so much but I will continue to experiment.

                Anyway, thanks a lot for your help.

                If I have more questions I’ll come back :)


  7. I am having difficulty calibrating my scanner. It seems the left laser is producing higher than the .1 tolerances. It is at over .2 when trying to do the set up. I have adjusted the front lens and made the laser line as sharp as I can. I have calibrated several times and I keep getting very poor scans. I am not sure what I am doing wrong and assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am using an LED light for the light source, does that matter? I also was wondering why when I scan with simple scan I get no scan results at all. Light on or off makes no difference.

    1. Hi, @NA:

      Normally, is recommended not using an external direct light to lighting the scene, because it can cause some wrong scan results. Is recommended to use just the ambient lighting (without any direct light).

  8. Hi, I just bought a Ciclop scanner, I downloaded and installed the latest Horus version, on Ubuntu 16.04, I have some problems with the Horus GUI: when I drop down a tab in the left side column the tab doesn’t resize correctly and I can see just the first couple of items, maybe half of the third one, so I can’t even calibrate the scanner correctly or see the values that are set

    Any clue?

    Thanks in advance

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