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 aku
09 Jan 2017, 17:55
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My DIY Scanner
Replies: 37
Views: 2684

Re: My DIY Scanner

That sounds interesting. What program are you using? If it is available I might want to investigate it. It's not available but I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about it. Well, without the (sources to the) program available the next best thing would be (IMHO) a general overview of your...
by aku
21 Sep 2016, 13:16
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Blog article about a small tool to clean up scans
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Blog article about a small tool to clean up scans

Matt Zucker writing about a small tool of his to clean up scanned hand-written notes.

At: https://mzucker.github.io/2016/09/20/noteshrink.html

Might be usable for photo scans too. He also has an article about page dewarping.
by aku
28 Apr 2016, 19:05
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 34391

Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Assiociated YT channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFcbrx ... jDDH6NAd0w.
Googling for the name + "czur" I further find http://www.johnwillis.com/.
A large series of posts.
by aku
28 Apr 2016, 12:56
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 34391

Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

I should possibly ask, can you tell us where you found the link ?
I am watching the teleread site where I found Czur first, and did not see anything there yet.
by aku
28 Apr 2016, 12:55
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 34391

Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Thanks. Bookmarked for the evening.
by aku
17 Feb 2016, 16:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Quill
Replies: 29
Views: 8941

Re: Announcing the Archivist Quill

aku, that does look pretty cool. It would make it easier to get just one page at a time. I look forward to seeing it get out of the lab and into the hands of ordinary makers. :) Well, doing a Google search for https://www.google.ca/search?q=diy+electroadhesion has quite a bit of results, instructab...
by aku
15 Feb 2016, 17:31
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Announcing the Archivist Quill
Replies: 29
Views: 8941

Re: Announcing the Archivist Quill

On page-turning.
Recently seen on MakeZine http://makezine.com/2016/02/10/robots-g ... e-fingers/.
Page pickup via electro-adhesion (In the video).
by aku
12 Jan 2016, 15:11
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: "Booksorber" Postprocessing Software - Commercial
Replies: 2
Views: 3037

Re: "Booksorber" Postprocessing Software - Commercial

But the tool convinced me to write my own software (BookBuilder, also slow Java), which does nearly the same, without GUI and a little less quality, but therefore completely automagically ;) My tool is free, perhaps you would like to check it out (only the page is german, the tool and helptext is e...
by aku
10 Nov 2015, 13:15
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: "Booksorber" Postprocessing Software - Commercial
Replies: 2
Views: 3037

"Booksorber" Postprocessing Software - Commercial

Found at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10532226, a reference to some new? software called Booksorber.
Their website at http://booksorber.com/index.php.
Going commercial route after initial funding via Indiegogo.

Anybody know them, have experience with it ?