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 daddyE
16 Mar 2010, 11:22
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 327689

Re: 4th Generation Scanner -- The DIY Book Scanner "Best Of"

This might be beyond the scope of a 4g scanner (maybe closer to 6 or 7th gen)... but have you considered using an Arduino board for automation? http://arduino.cc/ I personally haven't used an Arduino, but it could help with automation of various aspects of the scanning system. (sensors to snap pictu...
by daddyE
16 Mar 2010, 11:05
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Book (camera-based) Scanner versus Flatbed Scanner
Replies: 37
Views: 21326

Re: Book (camera-based) Scanner versus Flatbed Scanner

Thanks for the responses everyone! Based on what was said, it seems that a mix of methods is necessary. For instance, even if you aren't going to destroy the bindings, you still probably want a flatbed/documentfed scanner around for scanning other miscellaneous papers. And even if you ARE destroying...
by daddyE
10 Mar 2010, 18:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Book (camera-based) Scanner versus Flatbed Scanner
Replies: 37
Views: 21326

Book (camera-based) Scanner versus Flatbed Scanner

I'm new to the scanning area... so please forgive my ignorance. Can someone describe the reasons for creating a camera based book scanning system versus just removing the binding from a book and feeding the pages through a flatbed scanner with a document feeder? I realize that for historical texts, ...