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
07 Jan 2020, 14:12
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 51659

Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

I have a CZUR Aura. The Shine looks like a mini-Aura, with big differences: - more portable - smaller, laptop powered - 13MP vs 14MP - no optional side lights, which can help with shiny pages I'm guessing the software will be the same. The page flattening mostly works. The biggest annoyance with the...
by wambold
12 Mar 2015, 10:39
Forum: Lighting
Topic: unwanted reflections from lightsource
Replies: 7
Views: 9432

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: 12189

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: 12189

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: 12189

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: 64356

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: 76764

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: 76764

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: 3398

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...