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 M@rtijn
06 Mar 2018, 15:27
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 94
Views: 31212

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

Just discovered Scan Tailor Advanced. Nice new features in comparison to the last build 0.9.11.1 of the regular Scan Tailor. Especially Auto adjusting content area which works great! I was wondering if there is a way to convert old projects that were saved with the regular Scan Tailor so that they c...
by M@rtijn
06 May 2014, 02:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: semi auto platen moto - motorized platen brainstorm
Replies: 9
Views: 5350

Re: semi auto platen moto - motorized platen brainstorm

The belt could use a self made auto-adjusting idler arm tensioner.
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by M@rtijn
21 Apr 2014, 03:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Full Auto Scanner Build #5
Replies: 50
Views: 36968

Re: Monson's Full Auto Scanner Build #5

Jack congrats on a great design! Looking forward seeing it in action.
by M@rtijn
30 May 2013, 12:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Jck57's Full Auto Scanner Scheme #6
Replies: 82
Views: 40417

Re: Jck57's Full Auto Scanner Scheme #6

Rotary cam switches: 1, 2, 3, 4 info.
by M@rtijn
30 May 2013, 07:32
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Implementing CIS Sensors (Reference to Google BookScanner)
Replies: 10
Views: 14112

Re: Implementing CIS Sensors (Reference to Google BookScanne

The image is from the GoogleTechTalks video starting at 10:12 min. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JuoOaL11bw I don't have a flatbed scanner at my disposal to take apart and test. Things to be considered for the canon lide to work without housing: The scan-head contains microswitches for the buttons...
by M@rtijn
29 May 2013, 05:07
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Implementing CIS Sensors (Reference to Google BookScanner)
Replies: 10
Views: 14112

Re: Implementing CIS Sensors (Reference to Google BookScanne

Hello Hassan, They mention in the video starting from 9:45 min that the scan-bars and circuitry were just plugged together and that no extra electronics was needed for it to work, but then they used a Canon imageFORMULA DR-2510C Office Document Scanner. scanner.png documentation and software
by M@rtijn
29 May 2013, 02:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Jck57's Full Auto Scanner Scheme #6
Replies: 82
Views: 40417

Re: Jck57's Full Auto Scanner Scheme #6

Micro switch with roller lever and a eclipse cam.
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by M@rtijn
27 May 2013, 02:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Jck57's Full Auto Scanner Scheme #6
Replies: 82
Views: 40417

Re: Jck57's Full Auto Scanner Scheme #6

How about using a tumble dryer relay pcb module?
You can also check ideas at www.instructables.com
by M@rtijn
25 May 2013, 15:06
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Jck57's Full Auto Scanner Scheme #6
Replies: 82
Views: 40417

Re: Jck57's Full Auto Scanner Scheme #6

An idea is nothing until it is actually build, only then it becomes clear.