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 Catapult
21 Aug 2014, 16:10
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: Installing SpreadPi on your Raspberry Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 9828

Re: Installing SpreadPi on your Raspberry Pi

So here's what I did: Downloaded latest image file and extracted .img file Formatted SD card Wrote .img to SD card with Win32DiskImager and put SD card in RPi Connected RPi to network and used PuTTY to connect to SSH Logged on with spreads:spreads Typed source ~/virtspreads/bin/activate and got -bas...
by Catapult
06 Aug 2014, 17:10
Forum: Spreads and SpreadPi
Topic: Installing SpreadPi on your Raspberry Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 9828

Re: Installing SpreadPi on your Raspberry Pi

Can anyone make a 'for dummies' guide on the following? I've tried using Win32DiskImager and it didn't work.
daniel_reetz wrote: 1. Download and install the latest image of spreadpi.
Also is it possible to run this program over WiFi with a RPi WiFi module?
by Catapult
18 Apr 2014, 23:08
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Catapult's aluminum build
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Re: Catapult's aluminum build

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ppf69 ... ete_p2.iam

Please note that I am making modifications as I continue to build the scanner; the design should be regarded as incomplete.
by Catapult
16 Apr 2014, 16:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 141171

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

I was originally planning to mount the cameras alongside the platen on separate vertical arms. But a flash of inspiration led me to the realisation that the cameras could be raised and lowered together with the platen on the same support arms, and simply by adding to the counterbalance weights ther...
by Catapult
12 Apr 2014, 02:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Catapult's aluminum build
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Re: Catapult's aluminum build

aww SWEET an update! Thank you! Tough to tell from the pictures - is the piece holding the camera mounts a 45 degree extrusion, or is it a 90 degree extrusion that is tilted somehow? I also like how you put the sheet of paper with your name/build in the photograph directly. If people did that here,...
by Catapult
11 Apr 2014, 23:31
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Catapult's aluminum build
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Re: Catapult's aluminum build

Assembled the frame today, very easy to do since all the parts were made-to-order. Only tool used was a hex wrench. http://i.imgur.com/A3kHfXYl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/uC4Bq8pl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/vOgooU3l.jpg To do: Drill holes for tripod mount Drill holes in acylic Bend T-brackets to accommodate...
by Catapult
07 Apr 2014, 15:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Catapult's aluminum build
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Re: Catapult's aluminum build

Yes although it is a bit expensive. Should I paint it? I was just going to leave it bare.
by Catapult
02 Apr 2014, 17:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: uArm page turner
Replies: 0
Views: 2010

uArm page turner

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uf ... rm-on-your

This looks like it would work really well for page turning. And It's open source and powered by Arduino.
by Catapult
01 Apr 2014, 11:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Catapult's aluminum build
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Re: Catapult's aluminum build

You can view it in your browser here http://www.3dvieweronline.com/share/fdd ... TNEgR.html

There is also a free viewer for download here if you don't have Inventor http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc ... d=21478051
by Catapult
31 Mar 2014, 15:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Catapult's aluminum build
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Catapult's aluminum build

Working on building this as the parts come in. Almost all of the parts are made to order from Misumi. The CAD work is a bit sloppy since I was a bit short on time and I've only recently learned Inventor. I would appreciate any feedback Acknowledgements go to davidlandin for his design https://snzzqa...