Here is how it works: You place an object to be scanned on the turntable. You then access the scanner on the network from its web-based interface (I can do it from a tablet in another room!). You then have to define various variables like laser visibility thresholds, etc. When you finally tell it to scan, it draws laser lines over the object and takes photos of it with its camera. Its Raspberry Pi computer then analyses those lines and infers the shape of the object. Here it is imaging a figurine:
I'm only a couple of days in but I am tweaking the variables and getting some results with my scans:
I'm not there yet, but getting there.
Of course, the grand goal is to be able to say "So terrible that your chess set is missing a rook. How about letting me make a copy of your other rook?"