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 wambold
12 Mar 2015, 10:39
Forum: Lighting
Topic: unwanted reflections from lightsource
Replies: 7
Views: 8949

Re: unwanted reflections from lightsource

I have the same kit and two silver Canon cameras. I did two things: Switched to anti-reflective glass. I think I've seen some posts that recommend against AF glass but I got all sorts of glare otherwise. I went to Aaron Brothers, they had museum glass in pre-cut in exactly the right size for the sca...
by wambold
26 Jan 2015, 23:54
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: Bug?: Viewer shows disconnected tiles of input image
Replies: 11
Views: 11359

Re: Bug?: Viewer shows disconnected tiles of input image

Yes, I'm running it on a Mac when I see the tiling problem. I tried it -- no tiling problem with Windows with Java 7.
by wambold
26 Jan 2015, 15:14
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: Bug?: Viewer shows disconnected tiles of input image
Replies: 11
Views: 11359

Re: Bug?: Viewer shows disconnected tiles of input image

I didn't have any problems zooming in or out or using the slider, but I didn't try it very much. My Windows VM is too old to install Java 8, so I didn't try it there.
by wambold
25 Jan 2015, 14:20
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: Bug?: Viewer shows disconnected tiles of input image
Replies: 11
Views: 11359

Re: Bug?: Viewer shows disconnected tiles of input image

I'm still having this problem. I downloaded Java 8 onto my Mac running 10.10.1 (Yosemite): [iMac-2:/Applications/BookScanWizard_2.0.2c] wambold% java -version java version "1.8.0_25" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_25-b17) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.25-b02, mixed mode) ...
by wambold
28 Jun 2012, 16:04
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 61333

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

why not Canon Powershot A3300 IS ? I ordered two refurbished A3300s from Canon's own US shop this week. If you have an old Canon camera to return, you can get a 10% discount on a camera with free shipping. The Canon phone person also gave me free shipping on the second camera even though I was turn...
by wambold
16 Jun 2012, 14:21
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits
Replies: 78
Views: 73407

Nuts for camera bolts?

Don't you need some nuts (wingnuts) for the camera bolts as well?

-sew
by wambold
14 Jun 2012, 11:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits
Replies: 78
Views: 73407

Camera mount bolt specifications

In the video, you mention a 1/4" x 20 bolt for the camera mount. How long should it be?
by wambold
13 Jun 2012, 11:19
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Need a scanner in San Jose / Bay Area
Replies: 3
Views: 3219

Re: Need a scanner in San Jose / Bay Area

Would one of the Hackerspace kit scanners work? How big is the ledger? Does the writing cross the seam of the page most of the time or just a few pages? Perhaps you could scan the book and then take extra shots of selected pages. Posting a couple of images might be helpful. I'm building one of the H...