Pop3 or mini 2?

Hi everyone, I’m new here and I don’t know if this is the right section, but I couldn’t find it. I would like to buy my first 3D scanner, I don’t use it for work but for hobbies. I would use it above all to scan parts of objects that have broken and are difficult to find, such as, for example, hooks on the door of a washing machine that measure 5cm x 1cm, or parts of toys, or spare parts for power tools, but also to scan telephones or other objects to create fusion supports or cases, etc… or simply objects to replicate of various sizes, therefore starting from small pieces up to a maximum of 25/30cm x 15x20cm. I’ve been doing research on the internet, forums, YouTube for a long time now, I look at the specifications on the official website, I read your forum but I can’t make up my mind. I think, given what I have to do, I should choose the mini 2 or the pop 3, but I can’t figure out which one is right for me and I don’t want to make a mistake in buying a scanner! I would like the miraco, but as a first scanner given the cost it remains only a mirage for now :sweat_smile: I hope that some of you can help me and give me the right advice. Thanks in advance, Fabio

Hi @Pico79

Depending on your needs for scanning small objects, the MINI 2 is more suitable for you. the POP 3 is suitable for scanning medium-sized objects.

You can see some MINI 2 user showcases here: MINI Series - Revopoint 3D

Hi Fabio , if you going to scan small parts of 1 cm you need to go with MINI 2 , with that you can scan easy scan objects to 28 cm max , just remember that MINI 2 uses Blue light scanner and not all surfaces will be scannable especially dark plastic and rubber materials so make sure you have 3D spray on the hand to get the proper precision and accuracy especially for the very small parts .

When you scanning phones and other types of objects make sure you use 3D spray and add additional objects around it to keep tracking , phone has a primitive geometry that is particularly featureless, 3D structure light scanners relays on objects unique features , without it, it can’t perform proper scanning .

I invite you to check out the tutorial sections in the forum and learn little bit about the process .

I believe you will be best armed using Mini 2 as well .

You can check my Mini 2 showcase here : PUTV | SHOWCASE | Revopoint MINI 2 3D Scanner - #27