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 Gentso
16 Feb 2013, 10:40
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 387274

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Here are some pics. The bike cables don't stay snug in the handles. I am using home depot clamps to hold the cables and add some tension. I do have washers on both sides of the triggers as well so that they can move. I am using mini-bungies for the tension as at the trigger fingers. I think it might...
by Gentso
03 Feb 2013, 11:55
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 387274

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

I am having problems with the triggering. It is not smooth and consistent. The release and forward movement is sticky. I am using 2 cannon a2200s. The tension on the cables is there by mini clamps but doesn't seem right. I don't know if its bad cables or what. I do like Mellow Yellows switch mechani...
by Gentso
10 Jun 2012, 15:17
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 99735

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

What is the largest size book that the scanner fits?

Thank you.

A
by Gentso
28 May 2012, 08:16
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Daniel, Rob Scanner kit update / wanted in GA/NC/VA/MD
Replies: 1
Views: 2074

Daniel, Rob Scanner kit update / wanted in GA/NC/VA/MD

Hey Daniel, Rob & All, I was wondering where we are in the kit ordering process. ??? I am living in the Atlanta, Georgia area and will be traveling up the east coast in a month or two. I am hoping that the process is coming along because I would like to order one soon. I am own some tools and am han...
by Gentso
28 May 2012, 07:22
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Looking to Hire a Builder (SC/NC/GA area)
Replies: 3
Views: 3765

Re: Looking to Hire a Builder (SC/NC/GA area)

I would be interested in one as well. I am in Georgia near Atlanta. Please let me know if you are able or are not able to help out.

Afe16rugby@hotmail.com
by Gentso
01 Jan 2012, 11:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 387274

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Happy New Year to All!!! What happened to GaryK? He was a great contributor to the forum. It seems you guys were so close to completion. Hopefully, he will return and all can come together to get this wonderful project to completion. Again thanks to all for their hard work and beautiful minds! Cheers!
by Gentso
10 Nov 2011, 19:44
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 387274

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

I agree that there are different levels of commitment. I don't even know where to begin to look for CRC time. Hopefully, there are bunch of people in or near atlanta that would like to do that. I probably fall between would love for a kit or plans to be available and put it together. Or a detailed l...
by Gentso
12 Oct 2011, 22:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 387274

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

To secure the glass in the oversized groove as well as allow for adjusting pane position for spiral bound books: Combine Rob's and GaryK's ideas. Cut the glass holding grooves all the way through on the plywood facing the operator. Use rope or some other friction filler on the back groove. To secur...