As a motorcycle lover, one of my main goals is to scan bikes and parts for printing, reverse enginering…
Moving with the scanner with a large cable is tedious… ok, wifi then… but capacity and processing of the smartphone… ok, wifi with laptop.
but I can’t see the laptop screen if I’m moving around the object I’m scanning. What if I could project the laptop screen on the mobile by WiFi? That would be the ideal solution, comfort without cables, seeing the process on the mobile but using the processing capacity of the laptop.
I suppose that many of you who have spent more time with this topic will have thought the same and even implemented it a long time ago. However, I will post how I solved this issue.
this little thing helps a lot:
A virtual screen device (5 €)
The solution proposed in the manual → POP2 host (router in its own net) and the laptop as client is a bad solution, you have no internet access and the scaning is glitchy and hangs continuously (is my case).
POP2 client of the home wifi, the best solution if it works. It worked the first time but if i power down the scanner, next time it dont work. I have to reset the router and then it works again. Well my solution is to asign a fixed ip to the scanner (lease ip on dhcp settings in the router). This way the scanner allways connect to laptop by wifi.
Well, close to target. But how i can broadcast the laptop screen to smartphone screen? Ok, there are many programs to view the laptop on phone in order to control, but i dont want to control the laptop, only view the screen. I installed on laptop Deskreen, a free aplication wich needs a virtual display device (in previous photo). Then with phone, open navigator an access a webpage and you see laptop’s screen.
You can use the processing power of your desktop computer which is in other room…