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 dbb
16 Apr 2011, 16:03
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Way to get most recent posts at top of list?
Replies: 2
Views: 8462

Way to get most recent posts at top of list?

Just wondering if there is a way for me to get the most recent posts at the top of the list when I enter a forum or no? I am guessing no.
by dbb
14 Apr 2011, 15:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Wiring needed to hook up cameras with gphoto2?
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Wiring needed to hook up cameras with gphoto2?

I guess this post could have gone in the hardware or software section. I am looking to use gphoto2 on my mac with my Canon cameras. I am wondering how I need to wire everything in? From what I have read, I might just need to run a USB wire from the laptop to each of the cameras separately? Does this...
by dbb
08 Apr 2011, 08:25
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Where to buy parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 3036

Re: Where to buy parts?

I personally like eBay and Amazon. Grainger and McMaster are great resources to find out if something is produced or available, but if you search hard enough you can usually find it somewhere else for less.
by dbb
02 Apr 2011, 12:08
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Cradle that moves/applies pressure?
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

Re: Cradle that moves/applies pressure?

My idea is to use gas springs to press the book onto the platen once it has been lowered into the centerline of the book. Basically what you will be doing with your hands. As for the tripods, I got two of these to mount to horizontal pipes on my unit. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ABB4HC I am...
by dbb
01 Apr 2011, 12:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Finished my scanner
Replies: 45
Views: 82320

Re: Finished my scanner

Any chance you have outer dimensions? I like this design, wondering how much room it takes up. Thanks.
by dbb
01 Apr 2011, 12:08
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Cradle that moves/applies pressure?
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

Cradle that moves/applies pressure?

I am researching various things and drawing up some plans before I start building my scanner. Part of my reasearch has been looking at commercial units and how they work. Most of my questions come in the platen and cradle construction. I have seen many that have a cradle that actually pushes the boo...
by dbb
31 Mar 2011, 09:19
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Minimum Camera for Book Scanning
Replies: 84
Views: 112740

Re: Minimum Camera for Book Scanning

Just joined the forum, but have been reading for a while. Also been gathering my supplies and equipment. I came acrossed these cameras which were what I considered a good price. Canon PowerShot SX120IS 10MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Images Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD for $169 each on Amazon...