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Basic specs Price: $ 291249 €223 £32,915 ¥
Manufacturer bq
Category Desktop
Technology Laser triangulation
Output formats OBJ
Max. resolution
Release date 2015
Country Spain
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bq Ciclop (Kit) review

The bq Ciclop (Kit) is a desktop 3D scanner in kit designed by bq, a manufacturer based in Spain. bq is known for its range of electronics products, from smartphone and tablets to 3D printers and 3D scanners.

The bq Ciclop (Kit) 3D scanner was designed to be open source and affordable. Both the hardware and it operating software called Horus are under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Common Attribution and Share Alike licence) and GPL (General Public License) licence.

The bq Ciclop is delivered as a Kit which takes approximately 1 hour to be assembled.

bq Ciclop features

This low cost 3D scanner uses the laser triangulation technology to 3D scan objects positioned on its automatic rotating table. The frame of the Ciclop is made from 3D printed PLA parts, produced by bq 3D printers (such as the Witbox and/or Hephestos).

A cheaper version of the bq Ciclop is available with electronic parts only. Also note that several maker’s project reused this 3D scanner components and/or design for developing their own hardware.

bq Ciclop price

The bq Ciclop is available worldwide on MatterHackers.


Model Ciclop (Kit)
Manufacturer bq
Price $ 291249 €223 £32,915 ¥
Release date 2015
Country Spain
Status Available
Category Desktop
Technology Laser triangulation
Output formats OBJ
OS compatibility Microsoft Windows, Linux


Max. resolution
Max. accuracy 0.5 mm0.02 in
Acquisition speed
Camera resolution
Working range
Scanning area (near) 250 × 205 mm9.84 × 8.07 in
Scanning area (far)


Dimensions 450 × 330 × 230 mm17.72 × 12.99 × 9.06 in
Weight 2.25 kg4.96 lb
Power input 12 V 1.5 A


Texture/Colors Yes
Wireless No
Tripod No
Rotating table No
Robotic arm No
3D printers No


Wifi No
Bluetooth No
SD card No
Ethernet No

bq Ciclop (Kit) tests and ratings

2.1 / 5