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 hphistorical
18 Feb 2016, 01:12
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Newspaper scans.
Replies: 1
Views: 3455

Newspaper scans.

I admit it, I am real lazy. That being said, I also have a lot of books to scan. Here's an example of what I am generating. May bot be perfect, but it is readable and preserving without taking apart the bound book.

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=7 ... BC1%211385
by hphistorical
31 Dec 2015, 10:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: One size doesn't fit all --or how to scan larger books
Replies: 6
Views: 15176

Re: One size doesn't fit all --or how to scan larger books

Little late to the party on this post, I am doing this system now, building a wood copy stand to hold the DSLR in place. I am curious as to the angle needed for the other (uncopied) side of the book for the wedge. Any set size, or just improvise? I noticed a sandbag was mentioned, I'm guessing that ...
by hphistorical
16 Sep 2013, 22:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 163357

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

One thing that I am curious about, is proportions of the components. In the video, what is the size of the book holder? The individual pipe cuts? Platen? Can these be expanded for a large book?
by hphistorical
15 Sep 2013, 19:30
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 163357

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

I like this design, as it's not dependent on a lot of cutting work. I wonder what I'd have to do in order to get this type of scan setup to reproduce pages from newspapers. From the videos, I see that maybe gauging the size of the platen to the size of the largest book would be a beginning to get w...
by hphistorical
15 Sep 2013, 15:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 163357

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

I like this design, as it's not dependent on a lot of cutting work. I wonder what I'd have to do in order to get this type of scan setup to reproduce pages from newspapers. From the videos, I see that maybe gauging the size of the platen to the size of the largest book would be a beginning to get wh...