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 Woeka
25 May 2010, 16:44
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: External power supply A590is
Replies: 0
Views: 1704

External power supply A590is

hi, long time since I've been here. I looking for ways to supply my A590is with external power of batteries. After searching the net I found out which plug to use and how much voltage it needs. The canon AC power adapter has a EIAJ-01 plug which has a 2.35mm outer diametre and supplies 3,15v. I coul...
by Woeka
11 Oct 2009, 08:14
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Woeka's build
Replies: 3
Views: 9385

Re: Woeka's build

It gives me about 30 cm of vertical space, which should be enough to turn the page.
I'm planning to put the cameras and lighting on the platen itself, so there would be no shadows.
by Woeka
08 Oct 2009, 17:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Woeka's build
Replies: 3
Views: 9385

Woeka's build

Well after some careful designing.... it's just time to start building en see where it takes you. design part: http://woeka.no-ip.org/bookscanner/sketch_lifting_part.JPG Results sofar: http://woeka.no-ip.org/bookscanner/IMG_2348%20%28Medium%29.JPG Platen: http://woeka.no-ip.org/bookscanner/IMG_2351%...
by Woeka
22 Sep 2009, 18:09
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first book scanner.
Replies: 66
Views: 45614

Re: My first book scanner.

That's a very nice idea for holding a book. Just putting some sliders beneath and some screw-like-thingy to be able to adjust for the thickness of the book and you're done. Definitely something I'm going to use on my bookscanner.
by Woeka
18 Sep 2009, 14:33
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first book scanner.
Replies: 66
Views: 45614

Re: My first book scanner.

It looks nice, but I'm wondering if the slide in the front is not making it hard to flip the page?
I've not build or used a scanner myself so maybe someone who did can collaborate on that..
by Woeka
15 Sep 2009, 15:01
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 406359

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

It's really nice to see your collection of scanned books online. Eventually, I will be posting a significant number of books I've scanned, too. The only way of really sharing. However the directory is excluded from indexing by search engines because I'm wondering if all is legal Since you're intere...
by Woeka
14 Sep 2009, 17:46
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 406359

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

Here something about me: I'm Joris from the Netherlands and almost graduated as a civil engineer but already working as a geohydrologist (groundwater and stuff). One of my interests is living history (re-enactment) and from time to time you can find my walking around as Viking. As such I'm very inte...
by Woeka
12 Sep 2009, 17:43
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: The Camera Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 9713

Re: The Camera Thread

There are also reasonable priced 4mp webcams avaiable here in the Netherlands for €25 ($36), 8mp webcams are a bit more expensive €45 ($65) but still half the price of an A590 IS.
by Woeka
30 Aug 2009, 16:23
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: height
Replies: 3
Views: 3442

Re: height

My logic would be as close as possible and certainly without any digital zoom. I think it really depends on the camera you've got.
by Woeka
25 Aug 2009, 18:38
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Engadget is giving away Kindles...
Replies: 21
Views: 11217

Re: Engadget is giving away Kindles...

Well, looks like it's time to find yourself a buyer ;)