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 aeturneus
19 Feb 2012, 21:11
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21845

Re: DIY kit assembly

Typical fit issues, resolved with a brutalist approach.
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It works though - here's the whole setup:
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Left to do: spray paint all the bright steel bolts and raw wood exposed by chisel in order to get rid of a couple of annoying reflections.
by aeturneus
19 Feb 2012, 18:36
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21845

Re: DIY kit assembly

aeturnus would you (if you haven't already) post a pic of the finish issues you had? I'm working on reprogramming all the artwork today and want to solve any problems like that cleanly. I wouldn't mind, but there's not much to see since I've already chiselled the joints down - what exactly would be...
by aeturneus
19 Feb 2012, 13:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 21845

Re: DIY kit assembly

I put my scanner together to the exact same point yesterday. I'm wondering if you've figured out what sort of screw to use for your cameras? Is it a bolt/screw available from home depot or is the threading different such that we have to order online or something? Your build looks very very nice. The...
by aeturneus
11 Feb 2012, 19:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner
Replies: 106
Views: 94093

Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Looks like a solid and well thought-out improvement. I don't know if I'm sold on an 80/20 or makerslide approach. I'm not sure the parts on offer are the right solution, and cost is a factor. I guess I'm just not sure how it would be an improvement over jck57's current approach. If we can build it o...
by aeturneus
09 Feb 2012, 00:26
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner
Replies: 106
Views: 94093

Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

jck57 wrote:Re drawings: right now the whole thing is torn apart while I change stuff and add things so I think drawings would be premature.
Looking forward to seeing what you cook up next!
by aeturneus
08 Feb 2012, 10:48
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner
Replies: 106
Views: 94093

Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

While I'm at it, how did you cut the steel? A jigsaw or angle grinder or something else?
by aeturneus
07 Feb 2012, 11:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner
Replies: 106
Views: 94093

Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Nice, looks much more stable! I just have so many questions about this machine, but I'll limit myself to one. What stores do you buy your parts from? Particularly curious about a good source for slotted flat bar and other components of the presser arms, and that sweet adjustable box for the feed ro...
by aeturneus
05 Feb 2012, 16:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner
Replies: 106
Views: 94093

Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Nice, looks much more stable! I just have so many questions about this machine, but I'll limit myself to one. What stores do you buy your parts from? Particularly curious about a good source for slotted flat bar and other components of the presser arms, and that sweet adjustable box for the feed rol...
by aeturneus
04 Feb 2012, 16:33
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner
Replies: 106
Views: 94093

Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Since this system is arduino-based it might make sense to integrate camera control via arduino, removing two servos: http://www.circuitsathome.com/camera-control/digital-camera-control-using-arduino-usb-host-shield-part-1-basics Wouldn't work for all cameras, but if and when I have time to build one...
by aeturneus
29 Jan 2012, 18:00
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner
Replies: 106
Views: 94093

Re: Monson's Servo Auto Scanner

Wow, those changes really make it look unstoppable.

What is involved in making one of these? I'd love to see a build walkthrough / parts list!