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 Xymenah
22 Jun 2009, 13:33
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 12237

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

Well I have been away for a few days as I have been studying for a board exam I wrote on friday. Anyway I am now back. I would love any advice on how to best digitize historical documents it would be very very much appreciated, infact any archival information would be appreciated. Thank you in advan...
by Xymenah
15 Jun 2009, 12:01
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Books anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 7254

Re: Books anyone?

suryandaru, I love your idea for helping preserve books and knowledge in your country. I have always been interested in preservation of historical artifacts books and other papers/textiles are difficult to preserve especially in climates that have a lot of humidity. I have been trying hard to learn ...
by Xymenah
14 Jun 2009, 20:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 12237

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 All I know is that I did a bunch of searching for information about scanning historical documents and everything I found said that using a flat direct light scanner is worse for the document.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 t...
by Xymenah
13 Jun 2009, 13:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 12237

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

yeah I dont want to run these pages through a normal flatbed scanner because they are historical documents and the direct light will damage them. The scanner with a camera is safer for them. It sounds like someone has made a flat scanner with a camera for the purpose of flat pages, I would love to s...
by Xymenah
13 Jun 2009, 13:43
Forum: Chat
Topic: Never pick up a slug
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Re: Never pick up a slug

Hehehe, been there done that except I didnt pick it up I steped on it with bare feet when I was a kid running around my backyard. I was ever so careful where I stepped after that. :S
by Xymenah
12 Jun 2009, 12:01
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 12237

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

I was mostly concerned about positioning of a single sheet in the V. I was wondering if it would slide down too much or not stay in a good position as easily and if so how would these things be fixed.
by Xymenah
11 Jun 2009, 19:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?
Replies: 21
Views: 12237

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

I am wondering if any of you have ever tried scanning single sheets and non book papers with your book scanners? I am wondering how well this worked and if there were any significant problems incurred and what those problems were. Thanks.
by Xymenah
11 Jun 2009, 17:48
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Photocopier-pc-connected
Replies: 8
Views: 6615

Re: Photocopier-pc-connected

I see, It seems like a controversial battle then. It just seems like a huge waste. I personally would like to be able to scan books to I can take them with me places without carrying a ton of them around everywhere. I however will not be getting of the books that I currently own. I paid for my books...
by Xymenah
11 Jun 2009, 13:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Photocopier-pc-connected
Replies: 8
Views: 6615

Re: Photocopier-pc-connected

Just to those who make comments about scanning and tossing. If you are going to get rid of the books after you have scanned them how about donating them to some kind of group that deals with the less fortunate who dont have money for books and especially dont have money for electronic equipment for ...
by Xymenah
10 Jun 2009, 20:41
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 404793

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Hi everyone! I am really excited to have found this forum. A bit about me. My name is Denise but online I go by Xymenah (Kai Mee Nah) I live in British Columbia, Canada. I have recently graduated with a diploma in Animal Health Technology and will be writing a national board exam next week (studying...