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 icepick method
06 Feb 2013, 20:08
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 80/20 Large Format Build
Replies: 7
Views: 8452

Re: 80/20 Large Format Build

Progress so far. All the pivot locations are completely movable so i can find the best leverage. Is there an easy math formula for something like this? http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh231/icepick_method/Untitled_zps04cae612.jpg http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh231/icepick_method/2013-02-06_...
by icepick method
29 Jan 2013, 14:49
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Aluma-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner Version 0.1
Replies: 8
Views: 7371

Re: Aluma-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner Version 0.1

Nice, another 80/20 build. One thing i noticed with the 1.5" extrude is that it gets heavy, quick. even the hollowed Lite version. Starting to think i should have used the 10 series on mine. I used the 80/20 pivot nubs but still had to drill their counterbore lower than the threaded holes to pass a ...
by icepick method
01 Nov 2012, 21:55
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 80/20 Large Format Build
Replies: 7
Views: 8452

Re: Question about corners

I'm curious about why there is only one 45 degree brace? Also do you find that the tri-corner connectors make a strong enough joint? They are awfully pricey. Last question -- is the 15 series material really necessary or would the 10 profile be sturdy enough? Only one 45 brace because i didn't know...
by icepick method
15 Jun 2012, 14:54
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 80/20 Large Format Build
Replies: 7
Views: 8452

Re: 80/20 Large Format Build

First assembly of the big pieces. http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh231/icepick_method/hypercube.jpg The motion up and down is kinda jerky. The bike hoist has a lock that functions like venetian blinds and the front/back don't go up quite evenly. The whole thing swings a bit as well. Maybe bungee...
by icepick method
13 Jun 2012, 17:37
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 80/20 Large Format Build
Replies: 7
Views: 8452

Re: 80/20 Large Format Build

Yea, the four main ones are the same u-channel like translucent1 used on the bottom of his, the one on the far right is the kind 80/20 sell. I was planning on using the second kind for the slide motion of the right side cradle along with a flat 3"x.75 piece of extrude http://www.ebay.com/itm/3705691...
by icepick method
13 Jun 2012, 15:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 80/20 Large Format Build
Replies: 7
Views: 8452

Re: 80/20 Large Format Build

Here's where i am so far. This is my first foray into building anything out of wood and even cutting a straight 45 degree angle has proved challenging. Whoever mentioned that MDF splits if you don't pre-drill all the holes was right. The "static" side of the cradle will be held in place with metal d...
by icepick method
29 Apr 2012, 23:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 80/20 Large Format Build
Replies: 7
Views: 8452

80/20 Large Format Build

Taking inspiration from http://bookliberator.org/doku.php and translucent1's sexy 80/20 build. So far all i have is a 19x23" box of 1.5" extrudes held together with 80/20's tri-corner pieces . It's going to have a 16x20" scanning area for large format books. I originally had all kinds of elaborate i...