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 fbonomi
25 Oct 2009, 20:16
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Representing the DIY book scanner community in NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 24485

Re: Representing the DIY book scanner community in NYC

Books: you don't pay for a book. You pay for other added value (very good examples have been made in previous posts) When I consider most of the books in my library, I don't think I'd have any interest in much "other added value." sure, that stuff starts happening but mainly with fiction books I st...
by fbonomi
25 Oct 2009, 13:57
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Representing the DIY book scanner community in NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 24485

Re: Representing the DIY book scanner community in NYC

Fobnomi your idea sounds great except we dont live in communist styled countrys, we are capatilist /quote] To call it "communist" is a bit far-fetched :-) but .... the de facto situation is that: 1 copy of a software is sold (let's call it "capitalist contents market") 99 copies of the same softwar...
by fbonomi
25 Oct 2009, 10:31
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Representing the DIY book scanner community in NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 24485

Re: Representing the DIY book scanner community in NYC

Returning a bit to the discussion on the state and future of copyright, a small rant to express my opinions on this subject.. Partially motivated by previous posts, and partially by the flu :-) I think the future of copyright cannot be discussed if we don't put the matter into perspective, i.e. we d...
by fbonomi
25 Oct 2009, 05:54
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Representing the DIY book scanner community in NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 24485

Of google Books, and of Walled Gardens

I know this is absolutely off-topic, but it's rather related to what Dan was saying about "walled gardens" and to confirm why bookscanning should be an open movement. Take a look at this book: http://books.google.it/books?id=l-Rp5hsHdMEC, which is a 1882 edition of an ancient Latin translation of an...
by fbonomi
25 Oct 2009, 00:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Plautus's build thread!
Replies: 8
Views: 5139

Re: Plautus's build thread!

an internal battery is dead That can be easily replaced. It's just one of those "coin-style" batteries. The procedure is explained at page 184 of the manual, "Replacing the Date Battery" if you don't have a manual, you can get it here: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&t...
by fbonomi
23 Oct 2009, 10:24
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Representing the DIY book scanner community in NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 24485

Re: Representing the DIY book scanner community in NYC

Well, my talk is up. I am in bed with a bit of flu, and so I had the good occasion to watch the conference. You were really brilliant. and I am SOOO flattered! Being used as an example of "a beautiful obsession" ! woo :-) AND the other examples (of scanner users) went straight to the point. Serious...
by fbonomi
23 Oct 2009, 07:32
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Your other projects
Replies: 12
Views: 8092

Re: Your other projects

Awesome projects. I am building a light field camera . (this is just a fraction of the final camera): Meh! I was all proud of my twin-camera system.... How big are you thinking? EDIT: actually, my project goes in completely different directions.. Starting from my long-exposition timelapse script: h...
by fbonomi
16 Oct 2009, 09:17
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: need some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

Re: need some advice

Personally I tried a basic 3 x optical zoom and it worked just fine, I put my camera as close to the page as it will focus, which for my Canon is about 20 inches. Two quite different point of views, yet two (as far as I can say) satisfied users. That probalby means that's not a critical factor, as ...
by fbonomi
14 Oct 2009, 04:45
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Initial File Format
Replies: 4
Views: 4052

Re: Initial File Format

Now that I think about it.... It might seem obvious, but I am pretty sure somebody will have overlooked this, and I didn't find it mentioned anywhere: Set compression to "Superfine" !!! This setting tells the camera how much the JPGs should be compressed. You find this setting in the menu that opens...