This was kinda cool – the animated GIF shows the results of my first point cloud of an Eagle on the backside of a US quarter! The cloud was created by using the HAAS VF-3 at i3Detroit and an old laser sensor I’ve had for decades. The laser sensor I used is a “LM100 Laser Analog Sensor” from NAiS with a part number of ANL175A. The sensor is rather old – the sensor manufacture date says “June 1992″. The sensor has an output of zero to 10 Vdc and a range of 75mm (just under 3 inches). The results so far seem poor at best. The problem, I’m guessing, is that I’m asking the laser sensor to measure beyond its capability. Another problem was the laser orientation to the scan direction. Well, at least that’s what I’m guessing today – see pictures below for more.