Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by Gerard
28 Sep 2014, 07:52
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Voice Control
Replies: 5
Views: 5043

Re: Voice Control

http://updates.html5rocks.com/2013/01/V ... Speech-API

maybe you could use an andoid phone als remote controll
by Gerard
12 Feb 2013, 14:56
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Powershot A3300 AC adapter and Usb-trigger
Replies: 14
Views: 9716

Re: Powershot A3300 AC adapter and Usb-trigger

i've remove the isolation (without cutting the copper core) and add a screw terminal with the capacitor (soldering would be better) they should be labeled for >=4V and watch the polarity :) -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr7bPmGTQUk the capacitor should be near the camera, or in the battery dummy
by Gerard
10 Feb 2013, 01:10
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Powershot A3300 AC adapter and Usb-trigger
Replies: 14
Views: 9716

Re: Powershot A3300 AC adapter and Usb-trigger

i am also powering my canon a495 from an atx powersuppy, but sometimes i had an "bat low" problem on the cameras, it helped to use a thicker wire and near the camera a capacitor

bye gerard
by Gerard
11 Jan 2013, 20:29
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Auto Scanner Scheme #5
Replies: 9
Views: 8761

Re: Auto Scanner Scheme #5

Would love to hear more about inductive and capacitive sensors. I need something that is only 20 mm thick and can work close to the paper. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RLC_circuit You can build one of this RLC circuits, the paper has to act as a dielectricum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dielectric,...
by Gerard
20 Dec 2012, 18:52
Forum: Software
Topic: If you want to scan directly to your pc but...
Replies: 2
Views: 7706

Re: If you want to scan directly to your pc but...

how is the speed? how fast is it posible to shoot
by Gerard
17 Nov 2012, 11:05
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Google open-sources a DIY page-turning scanner
Replies: 17
Views: 14198

Re: Google open-sources a DIY page-turning scanner

dpc wrote: There was also a note in the video about the aluminum sheet metal leaving a residue on the pages. That's not good.
they could reduce the friction/contact to the aluminum with an air hockey table system
by Gerard
28 Sep 2012, 17:02
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: RepRap 3D Print a Book Scanner Body
Replies: 4
Views: 5511

Re: RepRap 3D Print a Book Scanner Body

the Mendel90 has an interesting build concept http://hydraraptor.blogspot.de/2011/12/mendel90.html http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2LEEHtqB1Sg/TwyL3cF7mqI/AAAAAAAAF9o/wFmhrgKaNMo/s1600/m90.png i think it is possible to design a book scanner with printed connection parts and acrylic/playwood (only in recta...
by Gerard
23 Sep 2012, 14:23
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Disabling Flash on a800
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

Re: Disabling Flash on a800

if set_prop_str does not work, post it in the a800 hacking thread an other solution is disable with the normal menu (send keypresses to the camera) this is how i use the auto focus lock funtion if get_mode() == false then switch_mode_usb(1) print("going to mode 1\n") end repeat sleep(100) until get_...
by Gerard
16 Sep 2012, 06:47
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Bendable light supports.
Replies: 3
Views: 5260

Re: Bendable light supports.

by Gerard
14 Sep 2012, 01:19
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Hiring a bookscanner out to the public
Replies: 1
Views: 2510

Re: Hiring a bookscanner out to the public

Big library's have sometime scanners or just bye one and sell it after use used it (even with profit)