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 dtic
08 Jun 2019, 06:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: An improved DIY book scanner
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: An improved DIY book scanner

Nice build! In addition, for protecting my intellectual property, I’ve filed a patent application in China (201910185742.9, filed on March 12, 2019). What exactly do you claim a patent for here? IANAL but it seems to me that every feature shown in the video, except perhaps the details of your moving...
by dtic
01 Feb 2019, 06:12
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 118170

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

Konos93a wrote:
30 Jan 2019, 15:50
is it possible to use this app for smartphones?
No, unfortunately not. The app only works in Windows and only in combination with certain Canon cameras.
by dtic
06 Jan 2019, 18:11
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 118170

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

Yes like bartek158 suggested install the driver on the cameras separately. - Plug in only the first camera via USB to the Windows PC, power on the camera and then install LibUSB driver using these instructions http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/PTP_Extension#LibUSB_Driver_for_Windows . That page also has st...
by dtic
03 Dec 2018, 18:42
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 118170

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

Am I suppoed to download all 3 links? mainly I'm asking about "souce code (zip)" and "source code (tar.gz)" Do I need both? You only need TwoCamControl.exe from that page. And also in the Help section of TCC under DEPENDENCIES step 5 reads; "5. Only if you want to run/build TwoCamControl from sourc...
by dtic
08 Nov 2018, 13:32
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 12
Views: 105991

Re: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software

zbgns wrote:
31 Oct 2018, 17:49
Is this what you described part of your workflow?
Yes, but a (very slow) work in progress.

Thanks also for the link to https://github.com/SiddharthPant/booky , useful tool. When I have time I'll try to make a version that uses tab indentation to set levels instead of using brackets.
by dtic
08 Nov 2018, 11:24
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 118170

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

I do think that error is because the SX130IS lack filewrite support. See the "No" in 4th column for the line SX130IS here http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CameraFeatureTable . You can try using TwoCamControl without direct download of images to the PC. Instead you'd then save them to the SD cards and late...
by dtic
07 Nov 2018, 08:19
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: F8 doesn't work in TCC
Replies: 4
Views: 10423

Re: F8 doesn't work in TCC

Problem hopefully solved in version 2018-11-07 , https://github.com/nod5/TwoCamControl/releases
by dtic
04 Nov 2018, 18:26
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 100
Views: 118170

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

You hard work is much appreciated dtic. I STILL haven't got round to making my scanner yet, but the functionality this software provides will make my task so much easier. Thanks for all the help. :) I'm glad you like it :) Though the people who make CHDK firmware and chdkptp are the ones doing the ...
by dtic
04 Nov 2018, 18:19
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: F8 doesn't work in TCC
Replies: 4
Views: 10423

Re: F8 doesn't work in TCC

I suspect the F8 key is held long enough to after finishing the TwoCamControl hotkey also trigger the cmd window F8 keyboard shortcut. If you try using Space to trigger each shoot instead, does the same problem happen or not? If the problem only happens with F8 then check if this solves the problem:...