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 IcantRead
16 May 2013, 14:22
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Some (crappy) videos of Google's linear book scanner
Replies: 7
Views: 10969

Re: Some (crappy) videos of Google's linear book scanner

https://code.google.com/p/linear-book-scanner/

I just found this on the reprap forum and thought I would post it here. Its a lot easier of a design than I was working on. Might have to build one...
by IcantRead
14 Aug 2012, 20:47
Forum: Chat
Topic: Wondering if anyones seen this?
Replies: 1
Views: 6451

Wondering if anyones seen this?

http://youtu.be/rjzxlA9RWio

I was looking around on youtube and book scanning stuff always comes up. This one intrigued me. I think they are using the scaling from the ruler on the platen to correct the image.
by IcantRead
13 Mar 2010, 18:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first book scanner.
Replies: 66
Views: 44258

Re: My first book scanner.

Today I fixed the book craidle. I solved the issue by putting a board on the bottom that is atached to the slides and then screwing the previousely fixed side to the board. It's basicly the same set up I had, but now it's on a board to support it instead of the metal bars. I'll post some pics in a w...
by IcantRead
08 Mar 2010, 14:03
Forum: Chat
Topic: Dropping out.
Replies: 13
Views: 6968

Re: Dropping out.

It sounds to me what you really want is an optical engineering degree. I hear the university of Arizona has a good program. That may be a little fare from home though.
by IcantRead
07 Mar 2010, 16:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: JakeGaisser Scanner: 1x1, 2x4, furniture, glass
Replies: 51
Views: 21981

Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

I ment to write about not using such a fine thread. On mine it takes like 50 turns to go a 1/2in its kind of a pain. I think I'll just epoxy a crew in my handle so I can turn mine with a drill.
by IcantRead
06 Mar 2010, 21:08
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first book scanner.
Replies: 66
Views: 44258

Re: My first book scanner.

I made a video of whats wrong with my cradle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n92C7PmNJs
by IcantRead
06 Mar 2010, 20:47
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: JakeGaisser Scanner: 1x1, 2x4, furniture, glass
Replies: 51
Views: 21981

Re: First Scanner, 1x1, 2x4, old furnature piece

Could you take some more pics of your cradle, I'm interested in how it works? How does it slide apart and together?
by IcantRead
06 Mar 2010, 14:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: another build
Replies: 8
Views: 6798

Re: another build

Any problems with books with tight bindings?
by IcantRead
04 Mar 2010, 14:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Musinf Book Scanner
Replies: 36
Views: 19315

Re: Musinf Book Scanner

Thanks for the plans ill let you know if I get any ideas.
by IcantRead
04 Mar 2010, 14:49
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
Views: 10365

Re: My first and second builds...

Actually, I only have a jigsaw and a drill. Moreover, I do not have a workbench or any other working surface except for a floor in my basement. I wish I could have access to a table saw. Anyways, it is doable with a jigsaw, even though rather painful (and not only figuratively). holy kerfection, ba...