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 bea
12 Feb 2012, 19:05
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Another 80/20 Build
Replies: 15
Views: 10528

Re: Another 80/20 Build

Wow. Just ran in to this recently. Very nice build. I looked at the AutoQuoter Bill of Materials PDF. Are these all of the materials needed, excluding the plexiglass, cameras, lights, and MDF, to build your 80/20 scanner? I don't know the first thing about CAD or this material, so, I would try to bu...
by bea
08 Feb 2012, 14:50
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: HoverCam ImPress Book Scanner
Replies: 6
Views: 13182

Re: HoverCam ImPress Book Scanner

HoverCam customer service replied this when asked about about price and availability: "Thank you for you interest in the HoverCam ImPress. We will provide you with more information as we get closer to market. Please visit: http://www.thehovercam.com/press/ for more information. HoverCam Contact cont...
by bea
08 Feb 2012, 12:50
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: HoverCam ImPress Book Scanner
Replies: 6
Views: 13182

HoverCam ImPress Book Scanner

Now that the Ion Book Saver is not going to be happening any time soon, or maybe ever, I wanted to post about another book scanner that was shown at CES. A co-worker of mine went to CES 2012 and told me about a book scanner that would be coming out. He couldn't remember the name but I think he might...
by bea
03 Feb 2012, 09:53
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Preassembled bookscanner available?
Replies: 40
Views: 46537

Re: Preassembled bookscanner available?

Thanks Rob. I am going to be keeping up with the thread that shows someone building one of those kits.
by bea
03 Feb 2012, 02:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 19928

Re: DIY kit assembly

Thanks for keeping a log of your progress. Best of luck!!
by bea
02 Feb 2012, 22:20
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 366996

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Hi y'all :D My name is Beatriz and I'm from Houston. I am definitely not a builder, but I am doing my best to try to keep up when reading these threads. I have wanted a book scanner for quite a while. For about a month I thought I had one when I ordered and Ion Book Saver, but alas, it was not meant...
by bea
01 Feb 2012, 13:51
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Preassembled bookscanner available?
Replies: 40
Views: 46537

Re: Preassembled bookscanner available?

Hi there, I am a business grad student and therefore don't really have the tools to do this kind of stuff myself; however, at the same time I am tired of lugging 8-10 textbooks around with me every day because I can't find digital copies of them anywhere. I would love to have one of these scanners ...
by bea
01 Feb 2012, 13:41
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanne near Houston?
Replies: 9
Views: 142044

Re: DIY Book Scanne near Houston?

Hi, I live in Houston, TX and have built a standard version. I have used it to scan several books so far and it works great. Let me know if you are willing to buy it, and how much. It comes without lamps (i just used clamp on lights from home depot like in the standard build thread), cameras, and r...
by bea
01 Feb 2012, 13:40
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanne near Houston?
Replies: 9
Views: 142044

Re: DIY Book Scanne near Houston?

Very interested in obtaining a book scanner from someone near Houston TX (Webster or Friendswood, to be exact) ... willing to pay someone to assemble the Reetz version. BTW, it is a very ingenious design and will suit my needs perfectly. I am a retired teacher and instructor and will be interested ...
by bea
01 Feb 2012, 10:37
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Ionaudio Booksaver?
Replies: 99
Views: 131420

Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

I just got a cancellation email too. Reading that the project isn't officially dead has given me a glimmer of hope.