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 kthiessen
17 Oct 2009, 22:02
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My 3rd Generation Scanner Build Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 89289

Re: My 3rd Generation Scanner Build Thread

when i ship glass i usually use styrofoam bumpers to keep the glass from contacting anything, kind of like a shock guard. that can only help so much though
by kthiessen
15 Oct 2009, 22:02
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Alternative ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 4830

Re: Alternative ideas

much like norton's early period motorcycle ideas, a design will evolve and improve based on experiences and displeasures with the original.
by kthiessen
15 Oct 2009, 11:25
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: need some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

Re: need some advice

Hey, I think its mainly got to do with the cameras you end up using . Personally I tried a basic 3 x optical zoom and it worked just fine, just did it once the rig was finished. If you want to get more accurate idea then google 'lens calculator' and you can see the expected results for the lense yo...
by kthiessen
14 Oct 2009, 23:59
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: need some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

need some advice

what is an optimal distance to have the cameras mounted with respect to the location of the platen? does it really matter? i just want to be sure that the cams clear the platen in the up position but the image is still as crisp as possible. like dans 3rd design, i plan on having it fold up, however ...
by kthiessen
13 Oct 2009, 16:42
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 406393

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

Welcome! Between fbonomi and I, we have a lot of interest in the camera/capture end of things. I also have some cool junk at work -- a photometer and spectroradiometer, among other instruments. What do you have handy? Maybe we can sort out some best practices, although the project as a whole is, I ...
by kthiessen
13 Oct 2009, 09:11
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: BookScrap
Replies: 10
Views: 14442

Re: BookScrap

i like the rail design as opposed to a hinged platen. thats real clean!
by kthiessen
13 Oct 2009, 08:29
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 406393

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

kthiessen here,

from saskatoon sk canada just north of you mad scientists in ND

just starting my build. my background is in imaging devices and i have alot of cool junk at my disposal. hoping to turn some of it into something great.