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Allow me to introduce the unboxing experience of the latest addition to the Revopoint family: the INSPIRE.
The INSPIRE presents itself as the “little sibling” in the Revopoint lineup, a 3D scanner with an attractive price tag and compact dimensions that have, however, managed to truly impress me with their versatility and scanning capabilities. Despite its reduced features and capabilities compared to the flagship POP3 from Revopoint, the new INSPIRE proves to be an ideal solution for those who want a reliable and user-friendly scanner within a limited budget.
The INSPIRE arrives in the classic white packaging, accompanied by a rich assortment of accessories, as we’ve come to expect from Revopoint’s previous models, starting from the initial POP.
Inside the box, you’ll immediately find the build declaration and a small introductory guide.
The calibration board is also included, offering the potential for future recalibration. The INSPIRE arrives pre-calibrated, needing no initial calibration, except for the 9-axis IMU sensor calibration, which enhances scanning functionality, making tracking smoother and more reliable.
Included in the package is the USB A-USB C connection cable, a USB-A to USB-C adapter, an extendable and adjustable tripod with a screw attachment, a portable turntable with its power cable, a turntable pad with high-visibility reflective markers, adhesive reflective markers, repositionable adhesive putty to assist in holding items in place during scanning, and the truly convenient MagicMat a 500x500mm mat with a black surface adorned with numerous highly visible reflective markers.
The MagicMat’s function is simple yet ingenious: by placing an object on the mat that you wish to scan, particularly uniform objects not suited for feature tracking, and using the Marker scanning mode, achieving a high-quality scan becomes straightforward. With the ample markers on the mat, tracking issues become rare.
Now, let’s move on to the highlight: the INSPIRE scanner itself.
The scanner boasts a relatively compact size of 132x45x27mm and weighs around 140g. On the front, two depth cameras flank a pair of infrared LEDs. Adjacent to the right camera is the RGB camera with its white LED for scene illumination and accurate texture capture. This LED can be toggled on or off from the software during scanning.
In the center, there’s the infrared laser projector for structured light scanning.
The top and sides of the INSPIRE exhibit a clean, rounded design.
At the rear, there’s a USB-C port, following Revopoint’s established pattern starting from the POP3, along with two status LEDs indicating scanner connection. There’s also a physical button to initiate or pause scanning. This button is appropriately sized, thumb-friendly, and offers excellent tactile feedback when using the removable handle grip.
Lastly, the bottom hosts two stickers with device information and a screw mount for attaching the tripod.
The INSPIRE’s features are intriguing, even though it falls into a more budget-friendly price range compared to its larger siblings.
-Single-frame Accuracy of 0.2mm,
-Scanning speed of 14-18 fps, a single capture range of 230x140@310mm,
-9-axis IMU (inertial measurement unit),
-minimum scan volume of 50x50x50mm,
-high-speed Wi-Fi 6.0, and USB-C connection.
I must say, this scanner has genuinely surprised me with its ease of use and scan quality. However, I’m confident that the showcases will speak louder than words. I invite you to witness my practical tests to judge the product’s quality for yourselves. Once again, Revopoint manages to amaze us with another exceptional scanner condensed into just 130mm.
Battery-Powered Work Lamp.
I tried scanning a battery-powered work lamp with a flexible head, and the results were excellent.
The scanning was done in various positions using both the Pause function and, above all, the Continue Scanning function available in the context menu of the raw file. I find this feature very convenient because it allows you to continue and integrate successive scanning phases when you notice data gaps in certain areas of the subject.
The scans were done at a rotation speed of 140s in successive stages, totaling over 12,000 frames… Do you think I went overboard?
The point clouds were fused in Advanced mode at 0.42mm, and the mesh was created at level 5.9. Subsequently, the file was lightly cleaned in MeshMixer to prepare it for printing.
The result, even capturing the details on a subject like this, is fantastic, from the texture of the rubber to the intricate plastic details and even the screws inside the holes.
I attempted to print a miniature version of the lamp and created a keychain version, perfect for the keys in my workshop.