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 sam_brewer
22 Aug 2013, 14:54
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Copyright Thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 10661

Re: Copyright Thoughts

Completely understood, Daniel - and I do appreciate the dangers of "advice" on this topic. Thanks for your understanding - it is indeed a complex and sensitive area, and must be treated as such. I also want to emphasize that nothing in my OP should be construed as competent advice, and the informati...
by sam_brewer
21 Aug 2013, 20:41
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Copyright Thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 10661

Copyright Thoughts

It's an inevitable topic that comes up, and I've seen bits and pieces here and at other sites, but I am interested and thought a new topic was appropriate to capture the discussions regarding copyright. I hope that others more conversant in the subject can expand and correct any misunderstandings th...
by sam_brewer
21 Aug 2013, 15:48
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Newbie Scanner - simple setup, and it works!
Replies: 2
Views: 7976

Re: Newbie Scanner - simple setup, and it works!

Thank you, Daniel! The key to this is the excellent processing software that allows reasonably good photos to be easily turned into clean, clear text and graphics pages. That was the connection that I had missed, and many thanks to you for making it! As long as the input photos are decent, at least ...
by sam_brewer
20 Aug 2013, 17:48
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently
Replies: 16
Views: 35893

Re: Most Efficient Workflow / Process Available Currently

Excellent thread, really helped me get through my first book! For the "freeware" types (i.e. - those who won't or can't shell out $$ for "real" software ;) ), I use the following workflow. All programs (AFAIK) are freeware and/or open-source. 1) Shoot pictures. I use a single-camera setup, shooting ...
by sam_brewer
20 Aug 2013, 16:11
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Newbie Scanner - simple setup, and it works!
Replies: 2
Views: 7976

Newbie Scanner - simple setup, and it works!

I found out about Daniel's instructable, and one week later I've got my first book digitized! My intent was to copy a library textbook (long out of print) for my archive, but I dreaded copying 1036 pages on a flatbed scanner. Plus, flatbed scanning of a large textbook gives questionable to crappy re...
by sam_brewer
20 Aug 2013, 14:33
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 427818

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

Greetings to the Forum! I'm an EE working on modern-technology stuff during the day and retro vacuum-tube-stuff during my "off-peak" hours. Many old books exist on vacuum-tube technology, mouldering and largely forgotten in hardwall libraries, but virtually none of them have been digitized and made ...