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 sarcanon
22 Apr 2010, 21:36
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 338130

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

It's Los Angeles, I got a 1-year stint with Disney Research. That sounds like an awesome place to work. Do you know where you're living yet? Burbank has its virtues, but there's a reason Johnny Carson used to make fun of it all the time. On the other hand, you may hate commuting more than the heat ...
by sarcanon
22 Apr 2010, 20:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 338130

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

daniel_reetz wrote:While in LA (duration, at least 1 year) I will not have a workshop and I will have a full-time job
Is that "LA" as in Louisiana or Los Angeles? If the latter, what brings you there?

Just curious since that's where my crib is. ;)
by sarcanon
22 Apr 2010, 20:55
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 338130

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

Just so everyone knows, the y-cable splitter listed above will not work with the Ricoh CA-1. It is made to charge a cell phone and a bluetooth headset. On another note, if anyone needs an extra y-splitter for charging a motorola phone and a bluetooth headset, let me know because I have have an extr...
by sarcanon
08 Apr 2010, 11:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 338130

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

All joints were pin glued, routed, wet sanded and then polished with red and then white jewellers rouge. Would you mind terribly going into a little more detail about this process? For instance, what is pin gluing? In anticipation of building my platen, I purchased some 3/16" Lexan (clear polycarbo...
by sarcanon
27 Mar 2010, 18:32
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 338130

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

Hello. I'm curious about the choice of cameras in the "Standard Scanner". There is lots of discussion in other threads about different types of cameras (the A590 seems to get the most ink), but this seems to be the first one that mentions the Powershot SX200. Would you terrible mind explaining the r...