Terms and Conditions

Yes, Its true that I will do free Laser scanning services to only those persons who will just send me a Wish Card or any Postal Card.... and This Wish card is the price of scanning...
Beside this I love to scan and help others those do not have laser scanning apparatus or those who can not afford High service prices of their model to be scanned....

1- i can't buy the object to scan it for you, you have to provide the object.
2- You have to borne the shipment charges if you want to send me or getting it back.
3- I am not liable to any damage to the part.
4- if the part is available in my locality, i will just ask for Fair price to purchase and scan free for you.
5- If it is household item i will scan free for you (if it is in my house) and send you mesh model.
6- I will send you MESH model in STL or OBJ format only.
7- The part to be scan should not be from Atomic power plant, Weapons etc
8- If the object is Transparent, translucent, shiny and dark.. I have to apply fine powder on it.. The cost of powder and consumables will be bared by the member...
9- I have the right to display the scanned pictures on my blog-sites
10- The scanned Model will be my property But I will never share/distribute the model to anyone without the permission of real owner of the model
11- Don't send the Back-shipment cost in envelope. Just contact me at my following email address

Monday, February 28, 2011

Addition of Low-cost CA-45 Nokia Cable as USB Support to ATMEGA328

Ohh.. My controller can not do plane-less scanning and it can't interface with the laser scanner software.. This is because i have no Serial port connection at micro-controller hardware to send/get data from the Scanner software through Laptop USB port... I searched the Internet and found some expensive USB FTDI cables 15 US Dollar up to 20US Dollars.. :( that is not a cheap option... So decided to hack Nokia data cable for that...

Today i went to bazar and searched a CA-45 cable and i found it 80Pakistani Rupees( I US dollar=86 Rupees).. It has only 4-pins out toward the Mobile side connector and very close pins... Difficult to find the right pins i.e. GND, TXd and Rxd..... I put a small wedge at the edge and the connector pop out into two.. and i found only 3-wires coming out of connectors..RED, BLACK and WHITE... the RED one was connected to the external body of the connector, so in first guess i found it GND.. but to confirm, i used multimeter and it was GND, the BLACK and GND gave me 3.5 Volts and WHITE and GND gave me some 0.2V DC.. As the TX pin is always at high voltage as compare to Rx so found that the BLack=Tx..I also found that the Device appears as COM5 in device manager.. Hurra..that was a success....

As windows 7 has no Hyperterminal available so i downloaded a 30 days trial of "Hyperterminal Private Edition".. Then i combine the Rx and Tx pins and started the terminal with :

“Bits per second:” to 115200
“Data bits:” to 8
“Parity:” to None
“Stop bits:” to 1
“Flow control:” to None
and COM5 port selected and typed in Hyperterminal window... and the Keyboard keys Echoed on the hyperterminal window.. so my Tx and Rx pins are rightly identified...:)