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 shijualex
12 Feb 2021, 02:48
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New scanner by Archive.org?
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: New scanner by Archive.org?

hmm. Interesting.

I wonder why Archive.org doesn't want to show TTScribe which is their main scanner now.
by shijualex
09 Feb 2021, 14:39
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Scanner Vs Camera - ImageAccess
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Scanner Vs Camera - ImageAccess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8inyox2kk

Few days back (Feb 6, 2021) Image Access released a video comparing the digitization using a Scanner and a Camera. Since most of us are using Camera for digitization, any comment on the points they raised in video?
by shijualex
09 Feb 2021, 14:22
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: New scanner by Archive.org?
Replies: 3
Views: 506

New scanner by Archive.org?

I hope many of you might have seen this tweet from Archive.org https://twitter.com/internetarchive/status/1358090982189719552 Today there is a blogpost also about that tweet and a story around it https://blog.archive.org/2021/02/09/meet-eliza-zhang-book-scanner-and-viral-video-star/ Do any one know ...
by shijualex
05 Feb 2021, 23:41
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Recommendation regarding brightness
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Recommendation regarding brightness

Thank you. The documents I handle include color images also.

I will try the color card option you suggested. Also let me search the forum once more to locate the posts by "Misty". Thanks once again.
by shijualex
04 Feb 2021, 14:24
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Recommendation regarding brightness
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Recommendation regarding brightness

Hello All I have a question regarding the amount of light (or brightness) that we need to keep while capturing the photos (using digital camera). As you all know by adjusting the shutter speed/ISO/Aperture we can control the brightness of a photo. But, is there is any recommended values for the brig...
by shijualex
24 Jan 2021, 11:37
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 24
Views: 21155

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

I found http://www.archivar.net is a parked site now. Is this project not active anymore?
by shijualex
24 Jan 2021, 11:23
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Archivist Quill and Alignment of Cameras
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Archivist Quill and Alignment of Cameras

This query is for those who are having Archivist Quill. How you are handling the alignment of cameras before scanning the books. I followed the method documented here http://tenrec.builders/quill/guide/electronics/mount/#align-cameras I found the following issues. 1. If we exactly follow the alignme...
by shijualex
07 Jan 2021, 01:08
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Glass plate for Copy Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Glass plate for Copy Stand

You may want to start by looking at this thread: https://forum.diybookscanner.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3590 Thank you. I saw the Kaiser product. But that is more suitable for a book. While searching for a solution for this, I saw this DIY product (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H4ckVmPVvyC7iTTw0H...
by shijualex
01 Jan 2021, 00:55
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Glass plate for Copy Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Glass plate for Copy Stand

Hello I am archivist from India. I have a Kaiser Copy stand (http://www.kaiser-fototechnik.de/en/produkte/2_1_produktanzeige.asp?nr=5510) that I use occasionally for digitizing loose sheets or newspapers. For most of these sheets (which were stored in folded state) I am having the issue of pages not...