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 waldemar
25 Aug 2013, 22:29
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Fully assembled scanner in Seattle, with cameras, computer +
Replies: 3
Views: 4876

Re: Fully assembled scanner in Seattle, with cameras, comput

scanner.jpeg Thanks, Daniel - not just for affirming that this price is in the ballpark, but also for making this dream happen! Compared to the Atiz BookDrive Mini at $6300 without cameras ( http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420843,00.asp?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:...
by waldemar
24 Aug 2013, 20:42
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Fully assembled scanner in Seattle, with cameras, computer +
Replies: 3
Views: 4876

Fully assembled scanner in Seattle, with cameras, computer +

I've been following this forum and concept for quite a while, and was excited to be able to pick up an unassembled recent revision kit from someone else here in Seattle (thank you, @elhyam!). This was to supplement my destructive scanning (Fujitsu fi-6130, then later the ix500, cut off spines, bang ...
by waldemar
20 Apr 2013, 19:18
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: scan-manager -- python app for controlling tethered cameras
Replies: 99
Views: 70940

Re: scan-manager -- python app for controlling tethered came

Hi all - hope this isn't a dead thread, and that someone can help me. Bought a couple of A810 cameras (supported by CHDK) and power supplies, installed the pieces as I could figure them out from this thread, and hey, it (mostly) works! I can capture pictures, have them auto-rotated, and transferred ...
by waldemar
20 Apr 2013, 18:31
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: 16 MP?
Replies: 28
Views: 22021

Re: 16 MP?

Heelgrasper and all others with information - I have the Canon Powershot A810 cameras, trying to use them with Scan Manager and being frustrated in that desire (will also post in the Scan Manager thread). Has anyone worked out a good workflow with this unit? Got mine for $70 each, 2 power supplies f...
by waldemar
31 Mar 2013, 21:43
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Looking For Ideas on my DestroTech
Replies: 6
Views: 13290

Re: Looking For Ideas on my DestroTech

Daniel, here are some photos on Flickr of a rather thick hardcover which was quite successfully guillotined, along with an overall shot of the trimmer and a closeup giving mfr and model info. Unfortunately I haven't figured out how to embed images here - my apologies (advice gratefully accepted). ht...
by waldemar
31 Mar 2013, 21:32
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits
Replies: 78
Views: 84725

Re: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits

Got my kit from another Seattle user (thanks, Mark) and got it built - looks great! Still getting a few things worked out with cameras - will initially test with Olympus (E-P1 and OM-D E-M5) and then most likely get a matched pair of Canons (currently leaning toward the A1300's, but open to discussi...
by waldemar
03 Mar 2013, 16:09
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Looking For Ideas on my DestroTech
Replies: 6
Views: 13290

Re: Looking For Ideas on my DestroTech

Here's my process(es), developed over about 4 years of doing this: 1. Cut the pages loose. We have a large guillotine cutter here at my university, which can easily and cleanly handle a 1000+ page hardcover. (I usually sever the covers first, though.) This is not necessariiy the best route, just the...
by waldemar
04 Sep 2011, 11:17
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Scanner wanted - Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 9521

Scanner wanted - Seattle

I've been doing destructive scanning for several years, and would love to switch over to this system instead. I wish I had the time for a build, but that's not happening right now. Anyone in the Pacific NW who has a scanner (with or without cameras) they're interested in selling? I'm interested in b...