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 thinkJason
04 Mar 2012, 20:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Museum glass: before and after shots
Replies: 12
Views: 7507

Re: Museum glass: before and after shots

I did note that the coating on the glass is not nearly as uniform as the coating on my camera filters. Given that camera filters are in the $100-$400 range for a 77mm circle, I'm not entirely surprised.
by thinkJason
04 Mar 2012, 20:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Museum glass: before and after shots
Replies: 12
Views: 7507

Re: Museum glass: before and after shots

When you hold that glass under light, and look at it from an angle, does it have a pink hue which changes colors? That means it is AR (antireflection) coated. That seems to be what I am seeing in your picture. Yes. Actually, it's either pink or green, depending on the angle. The glass is coated on ...
by thinkJason
04 Mar 2012, 20:35
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Museum glass: before and after shots
Replies: 12
Views: 7507

Museum glass: before and after shots

Tired of reflections? I know I am. Check out what the right glass can do for you! BEFORE Here's your run-of-the-mill home depot glass: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/bookscanner/museumglass/museumglass%201%20before.jpg Camera left: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/bookscanner/museumglass/museumgla...
by thinkJason
25 Feb 2012, 00:26
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 18119

Re: DIY kit assembly

Is there a reason you chose 3/32 thickness? Is that just what was available at Home Depot? I'll be interested in the museum glass. I was given 1/4 thick glass panes from a similar throw away pile. It felt stronger than the 1/8th inch stuff. Think the thicker pane will reduce image quality? That's w...
by thinkJason
24 Feb 2012, 02:06
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development
Replies: 29
Views: 46893

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

If I had something to automate the process which I could run in a VM, I'd be all over it. I think that would be beneficial for getting wider exposure with kits; taking difficulty out of the process itself, leaving the challenge at building the hardware.
by thinkJason
23 Feb 2012, 21:21
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 18119

Re: DIY kit assembly

Somebody remind me to repost everything that got lost! Oh man! Hey, I just wanted to throw a heads up out there. I've been working with the guy at the framing shop down the block from me, and he mentioned that he throws out scraps of museum glass (anti-glare/reflection/etc) all the time. He's intere...
by thinkJason
21 Feb 2012, 15:44
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: We were hacked...
Replies: 5
Views: 4793

Re: We were hacked...

I was wondering where all those posts went. No good!
by thinkJason
19 Feb 2012, 03:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 18119

Re: DIY kit assembly

A couple of test shots as-is (Canon Powershot A630, fluorescent white balance): 1: RC Concepcion's The HDR Book (photography) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/bookscanner/DIYscanner%20test%20shot%201.jpg ( full size, 8MP, 2.9MB ) 2: Michael Foucault's "History of Madness" http://dl.dropbox.com/u/275...
by thinkJason
19 Feb 2012, 02:20
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 392
Views: 219818

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

Rob, I didn't get the LED plate. We'll see if I can't live with the halogens I already have. So this attachment idea I was thinking about (pardon my awesome photoshop skills): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/bookscanner/DIYscanner%20044_latch%20idea.jpg Think of a doughnut that circles the lip of t...
by thinkJason
19 Feb 2012, 01:54
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 18119

Re: DIY kit assembly

Managed to get the build 90% test fit. First, assemble the frame: (4x wood screws) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/bookscanner/DIYscanner%20032.jpg It helps to pre-screw the bolts, as the milled holes are tight (4x 2" bolts, 2x 2.5" bolts, 10x washers, 6x nuts): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/boo...