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 Rand
03 Oct 2009, 19:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Rand's Build Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 6501

Re: Rand's Build Thread

I finally saw your 12 minute video at Vimeo and now understand how much the column with lifting handle would help. I'm going to read through the instructions again on installing the single-click button. I wasn't sure if my dad would be comfortable doing that part before, but it doesn't seem too diff...
by Rand
02 Oct 2009, 14:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Rand's Build Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 6501

Re: Rand's Build Thread

nalfonso and Daniel, thanks for the replies. nalfonso, I'm one of those who just needs the images. I guess right now I'm just looking for known pain points with the hardware aspect of my suggested scanner. (Linux is my primary OS and I can easily convert the images to PDFs or DJVUs, cropping where n...
by Rand
01 Oct 2009, 20:05
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Rand's Build Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 6501

Rand's Build Thread

Right now I'm collecting info and working through the possibilities in my head, so any and all suggestions are welcome. :) For a base, I'm thinking of using cardboard like Daniel did here . For a platen, I'm looking at the cube from bookripper . Conceptually, this seems like a practical and inexpens...
by Rand
01 Oct 2009, 18:53
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 406395

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

My name is Steven and I dabble in programming (15 years, on and off) and system's administration. Also, I have a solution for world hunger. But first :), the publisher of a certain series of books has no interest in offering digital editions. I was originally going to slice the spines (while dying i...