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 freewheeling
19 Nov 2018, 20:54
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 49002

Instructional Document Scanners

I've noticed a couple of posts on the IPEVO Ziggi-HD "document scanner" and there are a few Youtube videos about using it for book scanning that look promising. The Ziggi-HD is out of production, though, and they've gone with three new 8 MP devices. I ordered the cheapest one, the V4K. It's around $...
by freewheeling
19 Nov 2018, 05:52
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Document Scanners?
Replies: 0
Views: 1142

Document Scanners?

I've been a member of this forum for years, dreaming about digitizing difficult-to-find books on philosophy and various topics. I never seemed to have the time or the shop resources to do any serious fabrication, and I'm living on Social Security so haven't had much money for it anyway. I've actuall...
by freewheeling
30 Dec 2011, 02:10
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 346748

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

I'm interested in building a book scanner, but have no idea where to get the use of a cnc router. Is this something you could have done at Lowe's by just taking in the data for the cuts, or do you have to know someone with a woodworking shop? Also, is it a good idea to have some holes drilled and co...
by freewheeling
28 Dec 2011, 21:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: CAD - Cardboard Aided Design
Replies: 7
Views: 11129

Re: CAD - Cardboard Aided Design

I've been wondering myself why people don't use coroplast. I've seen a number of projects where it has been used to create aerodynamic tailboxes for bike designs, and even complete fairings. Mode of construction is usually folding, cutting, and hot glue. I can almost imagine a kind of orogami with p...
by freewheeling
28 Dec 2011, 18:49
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 49002

Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

I'm going to speculate that the $140 price tag is sans camera.