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 hank
19 May 2010, 18:35
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 327541

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

I see that you've added additional panes at the sides of the platen in order to strengthen it. I think I'll do the same, it's not sufficiently solid without them especially if you've chosen acrylic glass that's only 2 mm thick. Indeed! The instructions could benefit from something like that. I thin...
by hank
19 May 2010, 18:23
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Building Scan Tailor on OSX
Replies: 106
Views: 66327

Re: Building Scan Tailor on OSX

The process is similar on Linux, where I've compiled ScanTailor. Make a build directory, cd in there, type cmake .., and you're in business.
by hank
16 May 2010, 18:40
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 327541

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

I did that, and instead of buying an push-button switch, I took apart an old ball mouse and used the left click button. It works beautifully. I'm going to have to figure out how to mount it all on the frame of the scanner, though, which will take some effort. For now, I just electrical taped it to t...
by hank
15 May 2010, 21:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 327541

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

So, thanks Daniel ! I've managed to build a close approximation of the new standard scanner! Yet, since you said your Y-adapter doesn't work, I've been searching the forum trying to find the best way to set up a trigger for my A590s. I'm probably going to do this . I'm wondering which trigger you're...
by hank
13 May 2010, 00:37
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Canon a480 works with USB remote
Replies: 15
Views: 10174

Re: Canon a480 works with USB remote

I'm totally going to steal your trigger design for my A590 trigger setup. I just got CHDK working on the first camera, so now I just need SD cards for each so I can get it running consistently. It's all coming together now! Thanks for the awesome post!