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 scann
05 Apr 2019, 16:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: FADGI Compliance?
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: FADGI Compliance?

Does anyone have experience measuring the FADGI compliance of a DIY scanner? I'd like to know how such a scanner would compare to commercial offerings. Are there any areas (resolution, color balance) that are particularly troublesome? Thanks. So, there are several things were you can actually measu...
by scann
22 Dec 2017, 10:21
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Converting Color/Grayscale Text Scans to Black & White
Replies: 34
Views: 35243

Re: Converting Color/Grayscale Text Scans to Black & White

I've already de-activated the account. If you want I can erase her posts but I don't see the need.
by scann
03 Apr 2017, 09:26
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: A bookscanner in Toronto, Canada or nearby?
Replies: 0
Views: 5578

A bookscanner in Toronto, Canada or nearby?

Hello everyone, This year is CC's Global Summit (https://summit.creativecommons.org/) and they have asked me if it's possible to bring a DIY BookScanner to the event. The thing is that I'm based in Argentina and while Duerig has already offered to sell me a spare Archivist, the thing is that I reall...
by scann
29 Oct 2015, 10:14
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: One size doesn't fit all --or how to scan larger books
Replies: 6
Views: 13570

Re: One size doesn't fit all --or how to scan larger books

Awesome, russca! Thanks for your contribution.
by scann
29 Oct 2015, 10:12
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor video tutorial in Spanish
Replies: 2
Views: 3032

Re: Scan Tailor video tutorial in Spanish

I'll do that! Thanks Tulon!
by scann
21 Oct 2015, 07:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: One size doesn't fit all --or how to scan larger books
Replies: 6
Views: 13570

One size doesn't fit all --or how to scan larger books

Hi all, this is actually something that Dan Reetz wrote a while back ago in an email. And since it's a question that time over time people ask, I thought that it might be a good idea to post this in the forum. Since it's more than complicated to build a huge scanner -apart from being undeliverable, ...
by scann
21 Oct 2015, 07:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning
Replies: 11
Views: 51501

Re: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning

In case anyone is interested, we've put together this full glossary of book scanning terms: http://www.diybookscanner.org/archivist/?page_id=757

My guess is that there might be something missing, but it works fine for beginners.
by scann
21 Oct 2015, 07:40
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor video tutorial in Spanish
Replies: 2
Views: 3032

Scan Tailor video tutorial in Spanish

For those of you who are interested in spreading the word in Spanish -I've made this video tutorial of Scan Tailor in Spanish, taking as an example the awesome video that Tulon made back in time.

Enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/143104880
by scann
27 Apr 2015, 11:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: plastic and computer fan version of google linear scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 2898

Re: plastic and computer fan version of google linear scanne

They had an "ocassional" page tear that seemed that it wasn't that ocassional, so maybe in a book they had five pages teared out. I think Daniel commented on this when the first posts about this project appeared in the forum. My guess is that, as usual, it might be a good idea to use this kind of ma...
by scann
23 Apr 2015, 08:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: plastic and computer fan version of google linear scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 2898

Re: plastic and computer fan version of google linear scanne

I wonder if it has the same problems that Google's linear scanner had...