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 davidlandin
28 Feb 2018, 09:11
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Another scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 7
Views: 8500

Re: Another scanner design using plastic tubing

Muchos gracias pelas fotos .
I am impressed with your excellent work, and the clear instructions. What kind of documents will you be scanning?

Bravo - well done! ;-)
David Landin
by davidlandin
17 Mar 2017, 10:07
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 127628

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Hola Daniel
Bien hecho - su escáner se ve excelente. Me gusta cómo usaste la iluminación. Y las fotos del libro parecen muy claras.
David Landin
by davidlandin
04 Oct 2016, 09:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 127628

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

It is looking very good ! I don't think the right side of the book support with the cooling racks will slip too much. Another way I have just thought of for positioning the right side of the book support might be to use that wonderful non-slip drawer liner that I've used on the book supports to stop...
by davidlandin
11 Sep 2016, 14:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 127628

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Hi Louroboros Well first of all many congratulations on getting on so well with your scanner project! What you have made looks great to me. Thanks for pointing out the discrepancy on the two platen size measurements. I am planning to get the whole machine measured once again and this time it will be...
by davidlandin
05 Sep 2016, 20:35
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 127628

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Hi Louroboros Thanks for your long message and questions. I have got a scanner in the house at the moment - normally it is being used in a library. So I am going to do a full measurement of the entire machine, which I will post. However I am away for 2 and a half days this week, and I am working ofn...
by davidlandin
25 Jul 2016, 05:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 127628

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

Hi Kurt

Sounds very interesting to make the scanner from wood. I would very much like to see photos of the finished product!

David Landin
by davidlandin
23 Nov 2015, 21:40
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 127628

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

I've made a couple of modifications to the latest version of the scanner. The main change has been a widening of the platen angle to 110 degrees. The main reason for this was that it opens the book just that bit more and thereby enables the cameras to see text better close to the gutter. This change...
by davidlandin
02 Nov 2015, 11:41
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: One size doesn't fit all --or how to scan larger books
Replies: 6
Views: 11912

Re: One size doesn't fit all --or how to scan larger books

You could also look at this video of a large version of my scanner which is being used in Pittston to scan town records

http://www.viddler.com/v/e2ae5929

David Landin
by davidlandin
20 Jun 2015, 07:35
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Speed of full cycle from taking one image to taking the next
Replies: 8
Views: 4424

Re: Speed of full cycle from taking one image to taking the

Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions. I am not replying to each post, but I am reading carefully what everyone has to say . . . and learning

David Landin
by davidlandin
18 Jun 2015, 20:06
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Speed of full cycle from taking one image to taking the next
Replies: 8
Views: 4424

Speed of full cycle from taking one image to taking the next

Has anyone reported research on the speed of the cycle from taking one image to taking the next image, saving as RAW files on a Canon DSLR with a 10 rating SD card? I ask this because Using my Nikon 5200 DSLR it is taking 40 seconds using a fast SD card, and the files are coming out about 24mb. When...