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 james415
13 Jun 2009, 01:26
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.
Replies: 17
Views: 21661

Re: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.

Edvin, Thanks for the input. I actually do have the cameras installed. They are mounted to the ears similarly to what you describe, with a few small differences. I apologize for the slow updates this week, but I have been very busy. I will try to get everything up in the next few days. Thanks, James
by james415
09 Jun 2009, 20:01
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: Tesseract OCR
Replies: 2
Views: 2491

Re: Tesseract OCR

I believe that is what bkrpr based their software on as well.

Cheers,
James
by james415
09 Jun 2009, 20:00
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: ABBYY FineReader
Replies: 25
Views: 16694

Re: ABBYY FineReader

Has anyone else tried Adobe Acrobat 9? It is really, really good at converting the scanner output. It is a little pricey, but you may be eligible for a student discount or something.

Cheers,
James
by james415
09 Jun 2009, 19:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Photocopier-pc-connected
Replies: 8
Views: 6554

Re: Photocopier-pc-connected

Could you clarify your question? Are you asking if you could do an entire book on a flat bed scanner hooked up to a computer? Absolutely. It would just be very painful.

Cheers,
James
by james415
09 Jun 2009, 19:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Plustek-Bookscanner
Replies: 17
Views: 8578

Re: Plustek-Bookscanner

While that is a cheap option, it is much slower to use and a bit pricy. That being said, if you can get a cheap one and don't mind the flipping go for it. This site is much more about getting the job done, than a specific product or solution. There are some expensive commercial products that are way...
by james415
09 Jun 2009, 19:50
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My handle design for jradi
Replies: 25
Views: 15180

Re: My handle design for jradi

I have identified almost every part need for a "snap together" solution. I am just looking for one more part and then everyone should be able to get themselves rolling. Dan, if you get to many requests, let me know. I can churn out a few dozen boards in an afternoon, if need be. I have an Eagle file...
by james415
08 Jun 2009, 19:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.
Replies: 17
Views: 21661

Re: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.

It is actually really light, about 3 pounds. That being said, I do have a counter weight that I have been playing with that makes it much easier. I am trying to figure out if it is better to be neutrally buoyant, or have a slight drag down/up. I am leaning toward a slight drag up, as my arm likes to...
by james415
08 Jun 2009, 08:54
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.
Replies: 17
Views: 21661

Re: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.

Yes, I just let the book holder self adjust as I bring down the platen. It is so smooth, that in actual practice it nudges over just the perfect amount. This serves to completly remove one bit of work from your job.

Stay tuned for the rest of the buildup. Thanks for the feedback.

Cheers,
James
by james415
07 Jun 2009, 19:49
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.
Replies: 17
Views: 21661

Hardware buildup for a Sliding Glass platen scanner.

Hello all. I am going to publish the schematics for the glass platen scanner that I posted on instructables. I will also post photos to try to show how things fit together, but not details on each individual step. This is because I don't want anyone to be married to the tools I use or the exact cons...
by james415
07 Jun 2009, 19:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My handle design for jradi
Replies: 25
Views: 15180

Re: My handle design for jradi

I will put together that parts list. Hopefully it will make life a little easier, as it will be new USB ports. Removing the salvage aspect should help out the non electronics types. I think I can find all snap together parts as well.

cheers,
James