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 spomwii
27 May 2014, 02:43
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.
Replies: 47
Views: 41619

Re: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.

Hmmm... spomwii's photos may be focusing correctly, but mine definitely aren't, at least not consistently. Any ideas about what might be causing this? I need to pack up the kit for the conference on Wednesday, and I'd like to show off something OCR-able. Can I go into CHDK and force autofocus off s...
by spomwii
27 May 2014, 02:40
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.
Replies: 47
Views: 41619

Re: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.

spomwii, the issue with footpedal-induced shots not being registered by the counter is due to a bug in the event-handling code that has I've already fixed in my not yet published postprocessing branch. I will merge it once I am home from my vacation and added some tests :) Ah, thanks :) I moved the...
by spomwii
26 May 2014, 04:57
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.
Replies: 47
Views: 41619

Re: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.

Every time. Tried to reboot, same behavior. I am not sure but I think it was working the first time i tried it. Also when I think about it I have connected cameras and the foot pedal to a usbhub. I think that I connected the footpedal directly to the pi the first time I tried it. Not sure if that ha...
by spomwii
26 May 2014, 04:43
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.
Replies: 47
Views: 41619

Re: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.

I did a few test last night and SpreadPi is performing very well. I had a small problem though and I wonder if this is a bug? When I use the foot pedal the cameras takes a picture but it is not registered in the webgui. (no thumbnail and it shows 0 images) But if I download the images they are there...
by spomwii
25 May 2014, 15:34
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.
Replies: 47
Views: 41619

Re: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.

I just got my Pi up and running but it looks like I have the same focus problem as Kifty. All pictures are just blured. Also it looks like the camera does not have the same settings. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here? Just double checking... You do realise that these are the embedded thum...
by spomwii
22 May 2014, 17:22
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.
Replies: 47
Views: 41619

Re: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.

I just got my Pi up and running but it looks like I have the same focus problem as Kifty. All pictures are just blured. Also it looks like the camera does not have the same settings. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here?
by spomwii
03 May 2014, 15:39
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.
Replies: 47
Views: 41619

Re: SpreadPi: The new DIY Book Scanner control system.

This is so cool! I have not been able to get a fast enough SD card yet but will test as soon as I get one :)
by spomwii
30 Dec 2013, 15:44
Forum: HELP
Topic: Convert PDF to Kindle format
Replies: 5
Views: 4241

Re: Convert PDF to Kindle format

Aha. Had to rename the file to html first :)

Thank you! :D
by spomwii
30 Dec 2013, 15:15
Forum: HELP
Topic: Convert PDF to Kindle format
Replies: 5
Views: 4241

Re: Convert PDF to Kindle format

Hmm, I am getting this error when trying to use the convert button in Calibre https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1313343/calibre.PNG

(edit) Using the .hocr file..
by spomwii
30 Dec 2013, 14:41
Forum: HELP
Topic: Convert PDF to Kindle format
Replies: 5
Views: 4241

Re: Convert PDF to Kindle format

Hi jbaiter, its me Tommy from the chat :) I am using Spreads now for scanning & converting and I am using Tesseract for OCR. The PDF I am getting from Spreads is searchable so I think it is strange that the mobi file is not working after its converted by Calibre. Do you or, anyone else have a PDF sa...