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 hughmunro
09 Feb 2013, 19:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Aluma-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner Version 0.1
Replies: 8
Views: 7831

Re: Aluma-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner Version 0.1

Well, with a little time on my hands I managed to machine a few more parts and get the frame works assembled. Following are a closeup and views of the collapsed state and extended state. More details can be found in the post here; http://hughmmunro.com/book-scanner-progress-feb-9/ hugh http://hughmm...
by hughmunro
09 Feb 2013, 18:24
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Aluma-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner Version 0.1
Replies: 8
Views: 7831

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 hughmunro
09 Feb 2013, 18:01
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Sa30gr scanner build
Replies: 12
Views: 12664

Re: Sa30gr scanner build

Hackerspaces in Greece.
http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Greece

hugh
by hughmunro
27 Jan 2013, 19:07
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Aluma-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner Version 0.1
Replies: 8
Views: 7831

Re: Aluma-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner Version 0.1

Some quick notes... Daniel; Thanks for the tip on the Makerslide. I'm hoping to source some smaller and lighter components for the linear motion, but I can think of a bunch of other applications for this product. scann; Thanks for the links. I think that I came across one of the two builds that you ...
by hughmunro
20 Jan 2013, 16:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Aluma-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner Version 0.1
Replies: 8
Views: 7831

Aluma-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner Version 0.1

When the tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. So, having some aluminum extrusion laying around, it looks like a book scanner waiting to happen. http://www.skoboatin.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2013-01-17-16.47.10-577x1024.jpg The goal is to have a functioning, portable, col...
by hughmunro
07 Jan 2013, 21:13
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 427774

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

Greetings all, My name is Hugh Munro and I'm in Asheville, North Carolina. My material of choice at the moment is aluminum and I hope to be building a collapsable, portable, lightweight scanner in the near future. I hope that I can use the scanner to digitize local historical records, art books and ...