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 dark_slasher91
19 Jun 2009, 10:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 12354

Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

That flat scanner is beautiful. I am definately going to have to try and make one. All I know is that I did a bunch of searching for information about scanning historical documents and everything I found said that using a flat direct light scanner is worse for the document. That the better scanner ...
by dark_slasher91
19 Jun 2009, 10:25
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 12354

Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

If the concern about single sheets is sliding, you can use a felt sheet and cover the book cradle with it. I used felt paper in grammar school and found that its clingy enough for single sheets not to slip. It is also pretty cheap.
by dark_slasher91
19 Jun 2009, 10:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Plustek-Bookscanner
Replies: 17
Views: 8678

Re: Plustek-Bookscanner

I have considered buying this scanner a couple of years ago (maybe a previous model) and what stopped me from doing so is the quality of the scans, time, price, and the sturdiness of the hardware. If you are like me, I read tons of tech specs and reviews of products that I buy that costs more than $...