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
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: 168399

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: 69102

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: 69102

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: 69102

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: 69102

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: 488

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 ...
by daniel_reetz
15 Nov 2017, 19:14
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 4234

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

Makes sense to me. I like the idea of camera alignment marks on the frame - in my case, I painted the frames after they were laser cut so it was not economical. One suggestion was to use stickers instead of laser marking. When this project was started, 3D printing at the hobbyist level was pretty cr...
by daniel_reetz
13 Nov 2017, 16:09
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Archiving the Forums?
Replies: 8
Views: 2667

Re: Archiving the Forums?

This is an important topic - and one dear to my heart. There is one important consideration which is that we need to be careful backing up/sharing the databases directly, because people's private messages and other stuff are in there. jlev, did this discussion ever go further? Do you want to help ou...
by daniel_reetz
11 Nov 2017, 20:15
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Hello Everyone, Greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: Hello Everyone, Greetings

Greets and welcome!