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 tresho
10 Mar 2013, 17:49
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: software for handwritten manuscript?
Replies: 3
Views: 9512

Re: software for handwritten manuscript?

I know of no programming that will read handwriting. You might have better luck using voice recognition software. In the past I have found the time it takes to proofread voice recognition results might be better used to simply type the document in by hand. It would still be useful to have digital co...
by tresho
01 Mar 2013, 19:23
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 83809

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

:?:
What's the cost of shipping your kit to the USA? I went to your website & read through it, but didn't find mention of specific amounts, just a range.
by tresho
28 Feb 2013, 07:12
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Uneven light
Replies: 17
Views: 15297

Re: Uneven light

I'm not really particular about my color balance, but I do like adequate brightness and even lighting.
I have a couple of large windows I can work near. The best light I've used is from an overcast sky from about 1000 to 1600 every day. Can't beat the price of this lighting!
by tresho
28 Feb 2013, 07:09
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Tact Switch Woes
Replies: 5
Views: 4013

Re: Tact Switch Woes

I'm wondering if there is software to trigger the camera. I run linux but can run OSX and windows. I have a USB cable to the camera.
What camera do you have?
by tresho
28 Feb 2013, 06:53
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Looking For Ideas on my DestroTech
Replies: 6
Views: 11647

Re: Looking For Ideas on my DestroTech

I've done something very similar to your method. Last year I bought a Canon P-150 "Scantini". It costs about half as much as a Canon DR-2010C, will automatically take in a stack of 20 pages, scan both sides & send the results to a connected computer. Software & processing after that point is very si...
by tresho
28 Feb 2013, 06:06
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Tutorial: atx power supply -> camera power supply
Replies: 7
Views: 12083

Re: Epoxy putty, relative ease

I have been trying to remember my original type of epoxy putty I used years ago. Since then Walmart has changed the labeling on the packages it sells & I can't be sure the same material is now on sale. I don't have the original packaging, just the material stored in a ziplock bag. Once removed from ...
by tresho
18 Feb 2013, 00:16
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Nikon D3200
Replies: 6
Views: 5580

Re: Nikon D3200

I have a D3100. I tried using it to copy about 200 pages out of a paperback. Camera was mounted on a tripod & I used an aftermarket shutter release similar to the one supplied by Nikon. There was nothing elaborate about my method. I had focused on the book, held it open by one hand on a flat surface...
by tresho
18 Feb 2013, 00:00
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Tutorial: atx power supply -> camera power supply
Replies: 7
Views: 12083

Re: Tutorial: atx power supply -> camera power supply

A suggestion in lieu of tooling a wooden block: use epoxy putty instead. It can be roughly formed and molded by hand until it hardens about an hour after being mixed. Wires and contacts can be simply "squished" into the block of putty. The only critical part is the size & spacing of the metal contac...
by tresho
29 Nov 2012, 12:30
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Camera Triggering
Replies: 42
Views: 67595

Re: Camera Triggering

Looks like your subroutine might even work with no scanner device at all, simply by mounting the camera on a tripod looking down on the book and then flipping the pages by hand. Did you ever try that?