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 pav
09 Sep 2013, 18:48
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600
Replies: 15
Views: 14902

Re: Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600

I'm sure the book thickness limit can be overcome: my thought would be to put it a little higher and get some memory foam underneath the book as in: http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1031&p=10317#p10317 possibly foam cut in the middle (into two half-foams). That and an automatic p...
by pav
09 Sep 2013, 16:13
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600
Replies: 15
Views: 14902

Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600

'Scan any type of document whether flat sheet or bound up to A3 in size. The SV600 automatically corrects curved page distortion in bound documents up to 30mm deep and contactless scanning helps protect delicate documents and produces high-quality readability using VI technology.' On googling price ...
by pav
16 Jul 2013, 22:05
Forum: Software
Topic: TTS: Text To Speach
Replies: 2
Views: 4885

Re: TTS: Text To Speach

http://www.ivona.com/en/news/amazoncom-announces-acquisition-of-ivona-software/ I have good experience with this software, I do not use iphone though and only use macs if I have to. Android app and voices are free at the moment. Wikipedia says: "IVONA is compatible with Windows, Unix, Android, Tizen...
by pav
25 Nov 2012, 09:41
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Simplifying 3D surface
Replies: 1
Views: 3239

Simplifying 3D surface

Something I always thought obvious and stupid - partly because it is. But so am I. So, for the benefit of the members of the audience on my level I decided to try and discuss it. Sorry if someone else has already done that in a different thread. So the thing is lot of people when reading a book hold...
by pav
16 Nov 2012, 17:14
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Google open-sources a DIY page-turning scanner
Replies: 17
Views: 14698

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

[...] I suspect this scanner would have problems with small paperback books, being that they are naturally closed and light weight. They would tend to move up and away from the saddle as the book moved back and forth.[...] You could probably make one of these pretty cheap using MDF/plywood with a s...
by pav
23 Oct 2012, 20:54
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Suggestion for hi-res scanning A3 sized formats?
Replies: 11
Views: 10937

Re: Suggestion for hi-res scanning A3 sized formats?

OK, I understand slightly better - sorry for unhelpful comments. I once emailed the guy who worked with an upside down scanner: http://www.geocities.jp/takascience/lego/fabs_en.html hoping that may be he would join this forum or gave me some info but he never replied... I would like to bring to your...
by pav
21 Oct 2012, 07:15
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Suggestion for hi-res scanning A3 sized formats?
Replies: 11
Views: 10937

Re: Suggestion for hi-res scanning A3 sized formats?

Daniel may have the time to comment why he stopped at a certain book size -perhaps there are technical issues. My two cents worth: Definitely try the flat bed scanner first. They claim: "2.5 sec for an A3-size color" scan - this is definitely worth checking out in practice. I am pretty sure the tota...
by pav
26 Sep 2012, 09:53
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: split imeages
Replies: 8
Views: 4487

Re: split imeages

The image quality does not scare me, however... Do I see correctly that the scanner offered at taobao does not have a platen? Does that mean that it could only scan thin magazines or do they have a solution to focusing?
Thanks for posting that!
by pav
10 Jan 2012, 11:57
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Destructive scan: page removal
Replies: 22
Views: 50056

Re: Destructive scan: page removal

I think I have seen this link somewhere in this forum (sorry - can't find it at the moment): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M95Ob4kIak I think the important point is that the guy first put the book-holding boards into the vice without a book. They went as deep as possible and rested in a stable pos...
by pav
21 Dec 2011, 15:00
Forum: Software
Topic: alternating pages
Replies: 3
Views: 4695

Re: alternating pages

On a second thought may be a simpler solutin is to change the way you arrange or name your pictures files before you feed them to the OCR?