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 bimbo111
21 Apr 2016, 09:09
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Selling Hackerspace build in Denmark
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Selling Hackerspace build in Denmark

Hi, it was a fun project to build, but frankly i haven't been using it much since i build it. Check it out: http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2664 I'm uncertain if the cameras are still working, and there might be a few bearings missing. But apart from that most of the stuff shoul...
by bimbo111
03 Jul 2013, 22:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Working with local CNC shop
Replies: 9
Views: 4836

Re: Working with local CNC shop

@grider

I made a deal with the woodshop at this prototype place for architects:
http://republikken.net/

I can see, you are situated in Berlin - can you not find anything closer?
by bimbo111
13 Mar 2013, 15:05
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Placement of book in the cradle
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Placement of book in the cradle

So i've scanned a few books with my hackerspace scanner. I have a problem though. I don't know if this has been discussed before, but i haven't been able to find anything about it. How do you place the book correct in the cradle? If i measure up the book in the cradle, so that each wing fits tight l...
by bimbo111
27 Feb 2013, 18:07
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: BookScanWizard 2.0
Replies: 41
Views: 22447

Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Will test tomorrow. So cool that you just updated like that. Appreciated!
by bimbo111
26 Feb 2013, 15:58
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: BookScanWizard 2.0
Replies: 41
Views: 22447

Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

The webstart didn't work for me earlier, but starts now. It tells me on startup that it can't find the function 'SaveImages' and says the same if i try and click submit.
by bimbo111
26 Feb 2013, 15:42
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: BookScanWizard 2.0
Replies: 41
Views: 22447

Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Aaaand here i am again. Now i would try and just apply the filtering and then do another project with the output files for perspective and crop, but when i try and click 'submit' i get this error. When i clicked submit when i had windows 7 it simply crashed.
by bimbo111
26 Feb 2013, 15:26
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: BookScanWizard 2.0
Replies: 41
Views: 22447

Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

I'm glad i didn't do something wrong :) One thing i like is the transparency in the software, where i really think BSW tops ST, e.g. what pages the chosen operation applies to. I haven't been using it for long, but i'm allready really convinced that it would mean the world, if you somehow figured th...
by bimbo111
26 Feb 2013, 14:56
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: BookScanWizard 2.0
Replies: 41
Views: 22447

Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

If i try and 'whiteout' the black area another thing happens. The black area turns white yes, but now below the former black area another grey triangle appears?
by bimbo111
26 Feb 2013, 12:42
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: BookScanWizard 2.0
Replies: 41
Views: 22447

Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Hi Steve. I've had no problems with stability since i installed windows 8. I'm having another problem though. Look these attached photos. When i use normalize lighting i get black borders around the edges. It seems to me that when i apply normalize lighting it crops before it fixes perspective, even...
by bimbo111
25 Feb 2013, 06:01
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Tutorial: atx power supply -> camera power supply
Replies: 7
Views: 8167

Re: Tutorial: atx power supply -> camera power supply

And as for the epoxy, imo the 'wooden' way to go is more simple, less time consuming and more within the reach of the ordinary diy folks. But if you have experience with the technique, i'm sure you can get a very nice result that way! And avoid sawdust in the camera :)