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 Cabe
04 Sep 2009, 17:22
Forum: Chat
Topic: A or B?
Replies: 1
Views: 2055

Re: A or B?

A - they might actually get read....and looks great.
by Cabe
18 Aug 2009, 11:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: fbonomi's build
Replies: 9
Views: 5500

Re: fbonomi's build

Havnt tried it but anything with the words video in the title need USB2.0 and just throws a fit.

WTR to the software its note hugely resource intensive but because it uses USB that hits the CPU as well.
by Cabe
18 Aug 2009, 08:46
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: fbonomi's build
Replies: 9
Views: 5500

Re: fbonomi's build

I have that exact USB interface, bought for the exact same purpose (once I get my cameras) it seems to do the job nicely but gets a little laggy with all 4 inputs running (goes down to about 5FPS).

But that's not too much of a problem.
by Cabe
29 Jul 2009, 21:33
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Engadget is giving away Kindles...
Replies: 21
Views: 11130

Re: Engadget is giving away Kindles...

Go Dan go!

Voted.
by Cabe
26 Jul 2009, 10:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Pads' Scanner Build Project
Replies: 18
Views: 19958

Re: Pads' Scanner Build Project

One thing you could use for under your sliders is cloth mouse mats, its easy to cut and replace.
by Cabe
19 Jul 2009, 15:45
Forum: Chat
Topic: WASP VS DADDY LONG LEGS
Replies: 3
Views: 3239

Re: WASP VS DADDY LONG LEGS

Take it long-legs, take it!
by Cabe
13 Jul 2009, 10:43
Forum: Lighting
Topic: LED Lighting systems for book scanning
Replies: 56
Views: 41163

Re: LED Lighting systems for book scanning

I would caution against HID bulb systems for 2 reasons. 1) HID (High Intensity Discharge) uses essentially a spark to produce light this gives off UV which the headlight glass blocks, although UV light is dependant on there being mercury vapour present in the gas mix. 2) To produce the spark you nee...
by Cabe
30 Jun 2009, 11:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Help verify my design
Replies: 16
Views: 10674

Re: Help verify my design

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/mg.maestro ... Manual.pdf

Page 12 details the precise location, but yes, its the one between the video and USB sockets.
by Cabe
30 Jun 2009, 10:46
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Help verify my design
Replies: 16
Views: 10674

Re: Help verify my design

Kentsin, I really would use a wired remote. On my 300d the IR remote is hit and miss unless you are basically looking straight down the lens.

http://martybugs.net/photography/remote.cgi

It is then just a matter of Y-Splitting the cable to both cameras.