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 Stevo
14 Sep 2012, 11:14
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Help constructing new Laser P scanner?
Replies: 2
Views: 4693

Re: Help constructing new Laser P scanner?

OK, I need to do a lot as soon as possible to restart my life, so I am going to get the Brother, and leave the retrofit laser printer solution for latter (I should say the high speed tray scanners will probably be less than $199 soon enough and even book readers like the new hover, there is enough f...
by Stevo
12 Sep 2012, 04:03
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: HoverCam ImPress Book Scanner
Replies: 6
Views: 13893

Re: HoverCam ImPress Book Scanner

Ohh, yeah, that is more like one of the designs I was imagining the other day. It could be simpler, but notice that they only use very little clamppers to flatten the center curve of the book down instead of v shaped covers that get in the road of simplicity and speed. With good software to flatten ...
by Stevo
12 Sep 2012, 02:30
Forum: HELP
Topic: New scanner type help.
Replies: 0
Views: 1785

New scanner type help.

I am starting a new build thread on what I believe is a new way to scan, but need help there:
http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... =14&t=2668


Thanks.
by Stevo
12 Sep 2012, 02:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Help constructing new Laser P scanner?
Replies: 2
Views: 4693

Help constructing new Laser P scanner?

Hi I have decided to attempt a design more for destructive document scanning, as I need to scan print outs first, and my books latter. I might consider trying a design with contactless air page turning for the books afterwards. As I have mentioned before, I do get very sick, and at the moment my abi...
by Stevo
11 Sep 2012, 08:43
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 30339

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

I forgot, I remember some of the sports action cams having a trigger option, and they use similar 5mp etc sensors as the low cost video cameras, Gopro latest, uses a fullhdp24 36mb/s h264 firmware update. For high speed that is as good as you will get in a video mode on a cheap camera for now (suspe...
by Stevo
11 Sep 2012, 08:25
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 30339

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

The problem is not the sensor, it is the streaming video component. Standard HD streaming of 1080p at 24 frames a second, assuming a 16:9 aspect ratio,give a frame resolution of 1920x1080 (the approx 2MP you are getting) giving 48MB/s or 384Mb/s (thats B=bytes vs. b=bits). USB 2.0 maxs out at 480 M...
by Stevo
10 Sep 2012, 18:13
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Newbie: Some ideas for document feeding, and some requests?
Replies: 1
Views: 4412

Re: Newbie: Some ideas for document feeding, and some reques

OK, I was going to post a few things, some occurred to me as I was typing my post, but I actually accidentally found one of them even with the 3d page shape mapping: http://hacknmod.com/hack/how-to-pirate-a-book-in-seconds/ Using the book flatteners to turn pages: I also have been skimming a few thi...
by Stevo
10 Sep 2012, 17:34
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 49801

Re: New Scanner Tech Watch Thread

Has anybody seen this:
http://hacknmod.com/hack/how-to-pirate- ... n-seconds/

When I started thinking about scanning high speed a few hours ago, I thought of this exact idea, and here this guy's actually done it, even with the 3d page mapping.
by Stevo
10 Sep 2012, 14:59
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Newbie: Some ideas for document feeding, and some requests?
Replies: 1
Views: 4412

Newbie: Some ideas for document feeding, and some requests?

My introductory post says it all, except one thing: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2&p=14799#p14799 Hi guys, my name is Steve, I live in sunny Australia.  I am here due to reading and learning difficulties related to my sickness that has unfortunately resulted in a backlog ...
by Stevo
10 Sep 2012, 13:24
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 392330

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Hi guys, my name is Steve, I live in sunny Australia.  I am here due to reading and learning difficulties related to my sickness that has unfortunately resulted in a backlog of reading over the last ten years +.  So I have to convert my library of around 100k pages to searchable text I can also use ...