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 John_Latta
24 Jun 2020, 08:32
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 6380

Re: Creating a Digital Library

Changed on Cloud Storage For other reasons I had a motivation to evaluate Cloud storage. My experiences with the various services has been mixed; a key reason being the subscription charges. pCloud offers 2TB for a fixed fee of $350. Another factor is it is fast. There are apps for smart phones. Boo...
by John_Latta
21 Jun 2020, 22:49
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 6380

Re: Creating a Digital Library

Good points have been raised. Preserving these books for posterity is not my objective. Most books have a short useful life. Thus, if my great grandchildren found them they would likely be uninterested. However, I have created archives of family history including photos – nearly 500GB - on USB drive...
by John_Latta
21 Jun 2020, 02:55
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 6380

Re: Creating a Digital Library

Good questions. Before answering I should admit I am a bibliophile. That is, I love books. They represent a storehouse of knowledge. In the age of the internet and 100+ word postings or web pages, books are something that has been thought about and not smashed into the ethersphere. There is another ...
by John_Latta
20 Jun 2020, 04:06
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 6380

Re: Creating a Digital Library

Creating a Digital Library – Update Having created a 5,500 book digital library an update to the post might be useful. The scanning configuration has been expanded to 6 computers so that there are 2 computers per Fujitsu fi-6670. As a result when production is underway the scanners are in near const...
by John_Latta
03 Feb 2020, 18:25
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 6380

Re: Creating a Digital Library

This is a low cost Chinese paper cutter. It was mostly found with its model number - 450VS+ and 480VS+, mine is a 450VS+. Cost about $900. I bought it used. This is widely available on eBay and other sources. I recall even Amazon has it listed. But this is not the full story. There are several issue...
by John_Latta
13 Dec 2019, 15:24
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: SOLD: 80/20 Custom Book Scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 5457

SOLD: 80/20 Custom Book Scanner

Over a number of years a platen-cradle book scanner was designed and modified. Using 80/20 components this scanner supports books and large format prints including newspapers. DSC02051 - crop - small.jpg The design focus was on quality and speed. The latest iteration uses a Lintech linear motion rai...
by John_Latta
13 Dec 2019, 14:55
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 6380

Creating a Digital Library

Creating a Digital Library Creating a digital library of 3,000 books means scanning about 1m pages. Any DIY scanner and the associated software is much too slow. I designed and implemented an 80/20 DIY scanner but in spite of being “fast,” the scanning of books and software processing took far too l...
by John_Latta
26 Sep 2013, 03:44
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: BookScanWizard 2.0 – Memory Management Issues – Leak?
Replies: 5
Views: 9165

Re: BookScanWizard 2.0 – Memory Management Issues – Leak?

This worked.

Thank you.

Please post the configuration parameters you are considering and I will run them.

I have 500 books to scan and this was only the test case.
by John_Latta
25 Sep 2013, 22:35
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: BookScanWizard 2.0 – Memory Management Issues – Leak?
Replies: 5
Views: 9165

Re: BookScanWizard 2.0 – Memory Management Issues – Leak?

Here is the system I am using. System.JPG This results in 12 processors; 6 each for the CPUs. I have not changed the size of the output images other than the size which results from the cropping. I want to keep the pixel density as high as possible – some books have many pictures and this will allow...
by John_Latta
25 Sep 2013, 21:24
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: BookScanWizard 2.0 – Memory Management Issues – Leak?
Replies: 5
Views: 9165

BookScanWizard 2.0 – Memory Management Issues – Leak?

BookScanWizard is running on a 64bit computer with Windows 7 Pro with 48GB of memory. The versions of Java used were the latest download. The software was run from a bat file which had this command for the 32bit version of Java. java -Xmx1280m –jar BookScanWizard.jar When attempting to run from this...