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 wbest1
20 May 2013, 09:52
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Scantailor preprocess script
Replies: 30
Views: 22567

Re: Scantailor preprocess script

OK. And how does that look after running through something like Tesseract? Or Abby? Does the OCRed file translate better than the original?

Thanks,
WTB
by wbest1
08 May 2013, 18:00
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Post Procesing Help???
Replies: 10
Views: 6519

Re: Post Procesing Help???

But are the PDF'd files fairly small? By converting the files to a text based EPUB format you can get an entire book in under 500k. I wouls have to think a 300 page PDF is going to be fairly large in size. As a side note - I've been hammering away with .Net and have cleaned up the files immensly. I'...
by wbest1
07 May 2013, 17:16
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Post Procesing Help???
Replies: 10
Views: 6519

Post Procesing Help???

Hello All! I'm kind of new to the whole thing. I've assebled the book scanner. (Quite the snazzy job!) Photographed a series of pages into Left and Right folders. (only got a single camera right now....so turning books and etc.) Wrote a program to renumber all of my pages appropriatly. (Go .Net!) Ra...
by wbest1
06 May 2013, 11:15
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits
Replies: 78
Views: 83333

Re: Build Thread for the Hackerspace Scanner Kits

Daniel,
Just got the kit assembled. It's a great kit. I'm going to make some tweaks on the handle and the V-tray...but otherwise this thing rocks.

Took longer to paint the thing black than to assemble it.

wbest