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 goyoba
24 Feb 2012, 20:32
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Portable Build Lighting Question
Replies: 24
Views: 36140

Re: Portable Build Lighting Question

I think neutral white is better than cool white, but I have to check which one I actually have. Did you figure out if neutral white is better than cool white? What about warm white? Or day white? What does this mean anyway? Kelvin Color Temperature: Warm = 2700-3200k Nuetral = 4000-4500k Day = 5500...
by goyoba
24 Feb 2012, 20:02
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 23830

Re: DIY kit assembly

11x14" panes 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 qual...
by goyoba
24 Feb 2012, 19:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 23830

Re: DIY kit assembly

More on Bearings: I got mine from a $2 pair of roller-blades from Deseret Industries (a thrift store like Savers or Goodwill). Now I have all my 608zz bearings and they are ABEC-5 instead of ABEC-1 . . . probably doesn't make a difference, but hey, 16 bearings for $2 isn't bad. Just take your philli...
by goyoba
21 Feb 2012, 17:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Questions rumbling in my head
Replies: 20
Views: 10966

Re: Questions rumbling in my head

Do SD-card extensions (corded) transfer pictures faster than eye-fi cards?
by goyoba
17 Feb 2012, 19:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 23830

Re: DIY kit assembly

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27512369/bookscanner/DIYscanner%20004.jpg I see Rob sent you some bearings. Just adding an idea for those who don't have bearings: I got mine from a $2 pair of roller-blades from Deseret Industries (a thrift store like Savers or Goodwill). Now I have all my 608zz bearings an...
by goyoba
14 Feb 2012, 19:09
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 23830

Re: DIY kit assembly

As we all await the beloved packaged purchase option for kit assembly with instructions, I wonder if someone will kindly consider being a middle man for bulk ordering parts: Bearings Hardware Lights . . . someone should check me on this. Bungees Glass? PVC pipe? Bike parts? Cameras? If you find chea...
by goyoba
14 Feb 2012, 00:11
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Makers meeting buyers
Replies: 17
Views: 17663

Re: Makers meeting buyers

(moderator edit) goyoba states that his supplier no longer sells scanner parts.
by goyoba
13 Feb 2012, 16:53
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Can you please give me feedback on a "new" homepage?
Replies: 6
Views: 15214

Re: Can you please give me feedback on a "new" homepage?

The link on the homepage for "instructions for beginners" should bring them to the "start here if you're a beginner" post, not an old model which hasn't been worked on for a year. I think this is the most important link on the homepage, and should be sized appropriately. I also think you should add ...
by goyoba
06 Feb 2012, 13:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 23830

Re: DIY kit assembly

I've been asked for dfx files from the guy that is going to cut these parts for me. Where can I get updated dfx files that include the modifications for the glass-fitting? I need the spiral-bound scanning ability.
by goyoba
06 Feb 2012, 13:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY kit assembly
Replies: 53
Views: 23830

Re: DIY kit assembly

daniel_reetz wrote:Wow, Rob's parts look truly perfect.

Assembly instructions would be a HUGE contribution.

Also, we should go over that shopping list with mellow-yellow - some of it is incorrect. PM me and him and we can talk about/correct it.
Updates on this shopping list? What is incorrect/missing?