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 daniel_reetz
09 Jun 2019, 18:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: An improved DIY book scanner
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: An improved DIY book scanner

We, as a community, strongly oppose your attempt to patent ideas that we have freely shared. Further, we completely reject your attempt to sell our own ideas back to this community in the form of a license. If you persist in this effort, we will make legal challenges by providing prior art. Also, we...
by daniel_reetz
02 Dec 2018, 20:20
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Say Goodbye to Aaron Clarke
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Say Goodbye to Aaron Clarke

Hi all, Aaron Clarke wrote the very first DIY Book Scanner software, PageBuilder, which was linked in the original instructable. We spent a lot of time together in grad school and he was a very good friend to me. He recently passed away. I wrote a post about him here: http://www.danreetz.com/blog/20...
by daniel_reetz
29 Nov 2018, 16:24
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 339069

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

The light used in the original hackerspace scanner was the 10W LED floodlight from ebay. I can't really recommend it very highly now that I know about the SORAAs described in the Archivist documentation, but they did work for a lot of projects and they should fit in the lighting bracket of your hack...
by daniel_reetz
27 Jan 2018, 17:55
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Methods To Sense The 3D Surface/Structure Of A Book
Replies: 358
Views: 194478

Re: Methods To Sense The 3D Surface/Structure Of A Book

Looks a bit like another Kinect derivative. I still think structured light solutions (projector-camera) are the way to go.
by daniel_reetz
27 Jan 2018, 12:52
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 83073

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

You may also find this guide useful: https://makezine.com/projects/make-41-tinkering-toys/diy-book-scanner/ I did that guide in conjunction with Make Magazine. To be honest, I'm not thrilled with it. They require you to provide an "alternative" for any part in the design. There are some pretty stupi...
by daniel_reetz
27 Jan 2018, 12:45
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 83073

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Hmm, not sure why this is not in the main zip file. I think it ended up that way because these parts are designed to be cut from 1/2" material. The DXF does not include the mitered angle on the edge of the part, you will probably need to create that manually.
by daniel_reetz
23 Jan 2018, 21:47
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 83073

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Hey, it's cool. Please let me know if your shop is able to do it. Fact is, I probably did not explain this well enough on the Archivist pages.
by daniel_reetz
20 Jan 2018, 17:12
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 104
Views: 83073

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

Hi guys I think the link below is without the dimensions of each piece. Does anyone have the cut plane with the values ​​in millimeters ?? The company that cuts laser uses the dimensions in millimeters. http://diybookscanner.org/archivist/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/WoodParts5x5for19mmBalticBirch.zi...
by daniel_reetz
15 Nov 2017, 19:49
Forum: Chat
Topic: TechShop is Dead, Long Live TechShop
Replies: 0
Views: 5206

TechShop is Dead, Long Live TechShop

https://www.solidsmack.com/cad-design-news/facing-bankruptcy-techshop-sadly-closes-14-locations/ Around the time I started work on the Hackerspace Scanner, I moved to Richmond, CA and started working at the Internet Archive. A bit of publicly-untold history is that I first tried to make the scanner ...