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 allranger
21 Oct 2009, 12:17
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Automatic Book Scanner brainstorm
Replies: 19
Views: 13467

Re: Automatic Book Scanner brainstorm

I had a setup a few years ago when cameras were expensive and I could not afford them that used several mirrors on a rotating triangle. The camera did not move but the triangle moved and it showed the different pages. It worked okay at the time but I did not investigate further because the quality f...
by allranger
21 Oct 2009, 11:51
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Camera Models
Replies: 6
Views: 4437

Re: Camera Models

I'll check out gPhoto2. It looks pretty interesting. I guess I will be going the Linux route for picture capture is this is the case. I browsed down the the list and it looks like the Canon PowerShot G10 is fully supported. I was looking at the camera already because it has a high Megapixel so that ...
by allranger
19 Oct 2009, 12:39
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Camera Models
Replies: 6
Views: 4437

Camera Models

Hello, I am going to have my book scanner frame completed this week so I'm moving to the next logical set: looking for cameras and software. I was thinking that cameras that could be controled from the computer over use would be useful. Has anybody explored that option? EDIT: I guess I am asking wha...
by allranger
09 Oct 2009, 12:07
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 406394

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

Hello, I'm a network engineer with an unfinished history degree that I plan to start working on again as soon as time and money allow. I love books and have thousands in my house. I like old books, sewn binding, leather and all that. Before perfect binding and the crap that passes as a book today. M...
by allranger
06 Oct 2009, 18:30
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Displaying paper page as HTML
Replies: 1
Views: 2210

Displaying paper page as HTML

I am building a scanner to preserve old books. My current plan is to make PDF documents because the page is as important as the text in some cases.
For the future though I was wondering if anyone knew of an option that could take a page, OCR it, and display it as searchable HTML text or so.