Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.


The objective of this project is to design and manufacture an apparatus to hold LEDs at precise angles. The apparatus will be used with a camera to take pictures of an object inside of the device. The apparatus is meant to be used in conjunction with software that will interpret and compile images taken by the camera and produce a 3-dimensional model of the surface of the object. CAD and CAM software were used extensively to model each individual part of the assembly. The final design consists of ten pieces that form a dome. This project is intended to be continued by future groups in order to develop the electrical components and the computer software needed to interpret the images and produce the model.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering