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 Heelgrasper
14 Feb 2013, 19:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New project to support avialogs.com and questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2389

Re: New project to support avialogs.com and questions

Not all designs have a 90 degree cradle/platen. Right now I can't remember the exact angle on the hacker space model but I think it's 100 degrees or so. Daniel long time ago made a number of videos related to the subject: http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1149 . Short story about ...
by Heelgrasper
25 Jan 2013, 22:58
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: PDFBeads 1.0.9 for Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 5590

Re: PDFBeads 1.0.9 for Windows

Any ideas what I am doing wrong (Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1) You're not telling PDFBeads which files you want it to proceed. It's a command prompt type of program so you can just run it like that. Sorry to say that I can't help you out more than that but I run it indirectly so I hav...
by Heelgrasper
25 Dec 2012, 21:50
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Canon compact with battery on the side?
Replies: 1
Views: 1890

Re: Canon compact with battery on the side?

Think most can. I have the PowerShot A810 and on that the USB port is on the right side of the camera and the opening for the power supply is on the same side even though the battery compartment opens at the bottom.
by Heelgrasper
28 Sep 2012, 00:04
Forum: Lighting
Topic: whats this device ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3951

Re: whats this device ?

Looks like this is called a gobo projector to be exact: http://blogs.terrorware.com/geoff/2010/ ... rojection/ . And that looks like something you can use for something cool (there's a YouTube video or two). But not scanning books :D
by Heelgrasper
22 Jul 2012, 19:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A /DIY Kit build
Replies: 6
Views: 6896

Re: A /DIY Kit build

Hi Migdur, I live in Belgium. I've built a kit and will be selling full DIY kits in the EU starting by the end of next week. Stay tuned. Pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/103261587477257884420/BookScanner What Dan Reetz had to say about the quality of the parts: http://diybookscanner.org/forum...
by Heelgrasper
03 Jun 2012, 20:17
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 55497

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

As I'm currently just using a very simple single camera scanner I don't have any troubles using my Canon PowerShot A810 but if at some point I was going to use it on a Hackerspace Scanner there's one thing that concerns me a little. It might not be a problem at all or there might be a very easy solu...
by Heelgrasper
03 Jun 2012, 19:46
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 69070

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Great job! Hopefully they will be available in the EU at some point to.
by Heelgrasper
26 May 2012, 12:31
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: A push for the wiki
Replies: 10
Views: 7782

Re: A push for the wiki

chrisgage wrote:The wiki URL on the home page currently gives a 404 error....
Yes, as explained in several later threads in this part of the forum. A note about it on the front page might be a good idea but since you were able to find this thread you should have found the information long before that.
by Heelgrasper
13 May 2012, 15:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Shankha's 0.9.9 build
Replies: 11
Views: 8205

Re: Shankha's 0.9.9 build

Non-slip or pro-grib liners seems to be the term: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-X4-Pieces-B ... 1012618057.
by Heelgrasper
13 May 2012, 15:32
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Differnt text area size in odd and even pages
Replies: 4
Views: 2375

Re: Differnt text area size in odd and even pages

I should have been clearer: The input DPI should be different.