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 kalyan
01 Apr 2013, 23:54
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Platten Thickness...
Replies: 6
Views: 4041

Re: Platten Thickness...

If the thickness of the glass is high, then the portion of content (from mid of the book) may not be captured. I faced this problem when I used 5mm glass, so better to have 3mm, but not less than that.
by kalyan
15 Jan 2013, 02:36
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Uneven light
Replies: 17
Views: 17686

Re: Uneven light

You can try with an image editing software for post processing. Also explore the "Custom White balance" option available in the camera.
by kalyan
01 Jan 2013, 10:44
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Problems with DXF file
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

Re: Problems with DXF file

Use PNG files to understand on the depths required in some of the parts, the dxf files are good to go.
by kalyan
24 Dec 2012, 13:44
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits
Replies: 78
Views: 80676

Re: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits

you are also correct.

There are two types.
1. Machine is fixed and wood will be moved over the plane.
2. Machine itself will be moving across the plane. (as you found)
by kalyan
24 Dec 2012, 08:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits
Replies: 78
Views: 80676

Re: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits

Hi pablitoclavito, I printed the dxf files into four A0 sheets, then merged them. The merged sheet was pasted on one side of the plywood for cutting into parts. The best way is to print the full dxf file in one single sheet of 6feet x 4 feet. You can get this printed from the place where the digital...
by kalyan
24 Dec 2012, 01:46
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits
Replies: 78
Views: 80676

Re: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits

Hi pablitoclavito, Thanks for your appreciation. Jigsaw machine is used for cutting circles, bell shapes and any straight line cuts. I have attached the similar pictures of the tools I used for making this scanner. Jigsaw - Used to cut into pieces of the parts. Groove Cutter - Used to take depth in ...
by kalyan
17 Dec 2012, 00:39
Forum: HELP
Topic: Single page scanner - Glare of page
Replies: 5
Views: 4779

Re: Single page scanner - Glare of page

Change the lighting position as given in the image and check.
by kalyan
14 Dec 2012, 12:48
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Problems with DXF file
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

Re: Problems with DXF file

This file excludes pulleys & triggers. This file is converted from autocad file to pdf file using "AutoCAD DWG and DXF To PDF Converter" freeware. This file fits with 4feet x 6feet sheet. You can make pulleys from the remaining material after cutting all the parts using the above pdf file. I have no...
by kalyan
14 Dec 2012, 09:22
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Problems with DXF file
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

Re: Problems with DXF file

I am unaware of the version used for printing. If you are planning to do manual cut using jigsaw, you can use the attached pdf to take a 1:1 size digital print. Please ensure that the printout suits for 18mm plywood.
by kalyan
14 Dec 2012, 08:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Problems with DXF file
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

Re: Problems with DXF file

Please check the attachment having the dxf files. I used these files to take printouts.