The STL files will be released as early as possible but this will at least be after final modifications are made to the electronics board. This is so the electronics board will be certain to mount properly. The STL files for some parts that are unlikely to change much, such as the turntable and laser support arms, will be released even earlier.
It is theoretically possible to increase the scan volume by adding another frame segment (the parts between the camera and table) to the scanner. However, this has not been tested and will reduce the detail resolution. I plan on testing this configuration throughout the project. The ability to modify a design and make an evolutionary change like this is one of the great advantages of 3D printed products.
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