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 vitorio
25 Jan 2018, 17:31
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Methods To Sense The 3D Surface/Structure Of A Book
Replies: 358
Views: 196238

Re: Methods To Sense The 3D Surface/Structure Of A Book

Came across http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/10/hps-sprout-pc-is-like-a-real-version-of-iron-mans-jarvis/ today. Quoting from the article. The all-in-one desktop PC has an integrated 3D scanner that can digitize physical objects and a projector with a 20-inch touch-sensitive mat. The 3D scanner ...
by vitorio
09 Nov 2015, 04:22
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Lytro Illum lightfield camera on sale today Nov 9 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 5881

Lytro Illum lightfield camera on sale today Nov 9 2015

http://www.woot.com/offers/lytro-illum-light-field-digital-camera-19?ref=cnt_dly_tl I'm posting this here instead of in Cameras and Electronics because the final 2D images are only 4MP. You don't want this as your primary Hackerspace or Archivist camera. Rather, the Lytro Illum captures lightfield ...
by vitorio
26 Sep 2015, 18:28
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 17037

Re: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?

This scanner is no longer hosted at the ATX Hackerspace. If you are in Austin, TX, USA, and need to non-destructively scan books at the equivalent quality level of a photocopy, several University of Texas libraries have "KIC" scanners, including the PCL, which is open to the public during normal bus...
by vitorio
23 Aug 2015, 21:13
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Nokia PureView 41MP
Replies: 24
Views: 20247

Re: Nokia PureView 41MP

Indess wrote:Can you please share some more images taken by the cam?
Assuming I'm not responding to spam, this thread has other photos taken by the 1020: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... 438#p18438
by vitorio
07 Jul 2015, 13:29
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: A Standard Camera and Electronics Pack
Replies: 7
Views: 4827

Re: A Standard Camera and Electronics Pack

1x 7-Port Powered USB Hub When I upgraded the Austin Hackerspace scanner to an RPi 1 model B+ (same form factor), the additional USB ports meant I could do away with the powered USB hub (left camera, right camera, USB keyboard, USB extension cable for user-supplied USB stick; network connectivity i...
by vitorio
27 Jun 2015, 00:33
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Nokia PureView 41MP
Replies: 24
Views: 20247

Re: Nokia PureView 41MP

(I run Linux boxes) So I have learned about Virtualbox and created a windows OS there to upload/download files.) (you can transfer files via local WiFi but that is time consuming) (USB transfer speed is much quicker) On Windows you have whatever standard software Microsoft provides. On Macs you hav...
by vitorio
24 Mar 2015, 19:06
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.
Replies: 11
Views: 11792

Re: I'm retiring - and a request for comments.

Thank you for all you've done, Daniel. I really appreciate it. Regarding public domain dedication, it could be made clearer if you mean for only the plans to be public domain, or if the content of the entire site, including the assembly instructions and your prose, are public domain also. Because a ...
by vitorio
27 Jan 2015, 19:13
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Nokia PureView 41MP
Replies: 24
Views: 20247

Re: Nokia PureView 41MP

You mention a CameraPro manual. The only one I can find is very much a quick-start and doesn't include any info on the Wifi controls. Would you be so kind to steer me to the link for this manual? They're a little buried on the CameraPro site: The Windows Phone 8 version manual: http://www.tequnique...
by vitorio
11 Jan 2015, 03:49
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Nokia PureView 41MP
Replies: 24
Views: 20247

Re: Nokia PureView 41MP

"... "manual" focus mode, but you really have to prepare this..." Does this mean more than selecting the manual focus option icon? The Camera Pro manual states, "Additionally it is possible to manually set the focus distance. But keep in mind that even if an image looks sharp on the small phone scr...
by vitorio
10 Jan 2015, 04:11
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Nokia PureView 41MP
Replies: 24
Views: 20247

Re: Nokia PureView 41MP

2. I've not played with the Camera Pro remote control access and was wondering ... ... if depth of field is adequate to focus once and shoot 10-20 pages before needing to re-focus (manually) to speed the capture process or if the focus/capture on trigger would be significantly slower? The Camera Pr...