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 Hasher
09 Nov 2017, 06:48
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Microfiche lens set up
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Microfiche lens set up

I actually have a commercial microfiche scanner but where is the fun in that ;) Another user on this forum used a microscope camera and I will try one tomorrow. Will post result!
by Hasher
08 Nov 2017, 11:17
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Microfiche lens set up
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Microfiche lens set up

Hi Guys , Making a rig for taking images off microfiche . I have removed a lens from an old microfiche machine and by shining a light thru the microfiche and lens I can see the pages. I am wondering if i can project the image onto a the CCD/CMOS of a camera. I have a Xiaomi Action YI sports camera (...
by Hasher
11 May 2017, 03:39
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Heavy Speckling
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Heavy Speckling

Hi all Been scanning in microfilm but some have very heavy speckling. Beside cleaning the film beforehand does anyone have any advice for removing this post process. I have tried scan tailor and this has reduced it marginally . Here is an example http://williams.aero/Pics/biton0001D06.tif Thanks for...
by Hasher
29 Apr 2017, 09:07
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: SVG to PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: SVG to PDF

Thanks Dingodog and Cday.

I have taken another track by open and save in a browser as a saved as a PDF . The rendering is almost as good as the original .
Can automate it thru scripting.


Thanks all that helped out!
Paul
by Hasher
27 Apr 2017, 21:10
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: SVG to PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: SVG to PDF

Hi Cday,

Yes . I am thinking the conversion drops the resolution. I have played with the controls for size and density but obviously it has it's limits.


I would be happy with a viewer . As each time I want to read the next page I close my browser and open another browser.

Paul
by Hasher
27 Apr 2017, 09:06
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: SVG to PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

SVG to PDF

Hi all, I have a series of Magazines that I want to convert to PDF. Currently the pages are in .svg file format. Each page consists of a svg file which contains the overlay text and a jpg that contains some text and background image. I have attached a sample page to show what I mean. http://tinyurl....
by Hasher
26 May 2016, 22:32
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Edge detection microfilm
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Edge detection microfilm

Hi Guys Ok I am scanning microfilm and mostly the images come out fairly well . There is no issue with warping or skewing. What I do have an issue with is edge detection. Is there a software that detects edges fast and hopefully with command line . Also I have some speckling issues but I am experime...
by Hasher
15 May 2016, 02:57
Forum: HELP
Topic: Microfilm cleaning
Replies: 0
Views: 1178

Microfilm cleaning

Hi Guys A little off topic but in the field of us archivists. I am converting some microfilm and the quality of the conversion deals greatly on previous use and if the film is dusty or not. What I want to know is how to clean microfilm. I was thinking a dunk tank on a chemical but I know some can so...
by Hasher
23 Nov 2012, 04:29
Forum: Chat
Topic: BSF-Auto - Robot book scanner reads 250 pages per minute
Replies: 4
Views: 5415

BSF-Auto - Robot book scanner reads 250 pages per minute

Link to an article about a new machine that claims to read 250 pages a minute.


http://www.likecool.com/BSFAuto_Robot_b ... -Gear.html
by Hasher
08 Apr 2012, 09:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Daniel's Work Thread: Toward a Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 215
Views: 113983

Re: Daniel's Work Thread: Toward a Hackerspace Scanner

THAT WAS THE MOST EXCITING THING IVE SEEN :D