Starting work on a full body scanner

When I get a bug, I just can’t stop.  I’ve been trying to do a full body scan with Skanect and ReconstructMe but I just can’t get good results by freehanding.  And I can’t scan myself by hand.  So I’ve decided to try building a rig similar to OpenSkan.  It would be great if the OpenSkan project was actually open as in open source but other than a general description and demo video, I haven’t been able to locate any kind of build instructions so I will be documenting my own build here.

I spent the last couple days carving out a platform from low grade plywood, developing software for the arduino UNO, and assembling some electronics.  I am not trying to build the best scanner, just the best I can with what I already have laying around my workshop.