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 curious
20 Apr 2011, 02:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Semiportable build, and other beginner questions
Replies: 25
Views: 15978

Re: Semiportable build, and other beginner questions

I'm betting your triggering issue is a CHDK settings problem. It sounds similar to the problem I was having, and mine was a problem with the settings. In the Miscellaneous settings>Remote directory, "Enable Remote" and "Enable Sync" should both be selected. On mine, "Enable Syncable Remote," "Enabl...
by curious
19 Apr 2011, 01:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Semiportable build, and other beginner questions
Replies: 25
Views: 15978

First assembly and uses

I posted the time lapse of me unpacking the boxes and doing my first assembly and book scanning: http://vimeo.com/22590570 Challenges that arose: one side of the cradle railing on the base isn't square, so one of the cradle faces fell backwards when I put the weight of the camera on it. Current solu...
by curious
14 Apr 2011, 02:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Semiportable build, and other beginner questions
Replies: 25
Views: 15978

Re: Semiportable build, and other beginner questions

Received the scanner in the mail today!

I used CHDK to do a time lapse while I assembled the scanner. I'll post it as a video in the next few days... for now, here's from start:
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2-1/2 hours...
to scan:
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yielding:
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Up next: fine tuning and software.
by curious
24 Mar 2011, 12:35
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Math, Measurements, Ratios
Replies: 0
Views: 1488

Math, Measurements, Ratios

I'm starting this thread as a place to collect math, measurements, and ratios that we identify as unknown, and list them when we know them. Maybe this will consolidate to the wiki eventually ( http://diybookscanner.org/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Hardware ) ------- To make a camera recommendation,...
by curious
13 Mar 2011, 23:46
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Let's talk about Lighting
Replies: 90
Views: 60677

Re: Let's talk about Lighting

Anyone tried using fiber optic strands to redirect a flash? like this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiberstrobe/5482345644/
by curious
13 Mar 2011, 23:21
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Minimum Camera for Book Scanning
Replies: 84
Views: 112605

Re: Minimum Camera for Book Scanning

Sounds to me like people would naturally look for it in hardware. If you start it I'd be happy to sticky it because it's a very important topic and camera triggering has been done many ways but never collected in one place. I think it's a fantastic idea and think it would improve the forums to have...
by curious
13 Mar 2011, 23:16
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Wiki
Replies: 49
Views: 24788

Re: Web Tools

I was just about to start a book on Booki, then I came across this thread, and read the thread of Booki conversation (http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=473). (Side: Let me know if shorter, single-topic posts would be more digestible that this post.) My main hesitation: I reviewed t...
by curious
13 Mar 2011, 22:12
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Camera Triggering
Replies: 42
Views: 68975

Camera Triggering

This thread can serve as an index of methods for triggering a camera to take a photo. If you know of a method not listed here, please add it along with any links to more details about it. Also chime in if a method is mis-explained in this list. This list is sorted by software, since software/camera ...
by curious
11 Mar 2011, 08:24
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Minimum Camera for Book Scanning
Replies: 84
Views: 112605

Re: Minimum Camera for Book Scanning

And though it is slower, you can always start with just one camera. it is NOT much slower with the properly installed platen Since I'd rather not pick up the book for every page turn (as Antoha's scanner seems to require), I wonder about making a viable 1-camera setup by making a book cradle that r...