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 jimb
08 Jul 2010, 22:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote
Replies: 26
Views: 33536

Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

Built slightly modified copy of this design this week and then built a carrying case. Took 400+ pictures at the library today in about three hours with no problems. Running scan tailor now and the results are fabulous. Setup and case are probably about twenty pounds and that was a bit much to carry ...
by jimb
01 Jul 2010, 10:15
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote
Replies: 26
Views: 33536

Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote

How did you mount the turkey baster to the camera arm?
by jimb
27 Oct 2009, 08:18
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Enhanced camera control...
Replies: 17
Views: 7490

Re: Enhanced camera control...

Hi Jimb, Very cool... I'm not sure if you are aware that SDM 1.81 is out, and it offers serial communications via camera LED http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/sdm/serial.htm Thus, micro controller can verify the receipt of signal. Thanks! I did know and considered it. However, that means using the Serial/U...
by jimb
27 Oct 2009, 08:12
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Enhanced camera control...
Replies: 17
Views: 7490

Re: Enhanced camera control...

http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,4338.0.html http://www.mweerden.net/chdk_ptp.html Thats cool. I actually have remote controls up and working with a MEGA. I am working both on that and display of video from both cameras through a single pci card. the PTP will be a great way to get the pic...
by jimb
10 Aug 2009, 08:19
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Enhanced camera control...
Replies: 17
Views: 7490

Re: Enhanced camera control...

Finally got all the components in. Those rotary encoders will work, but need some serious debouncing. I have the basic circuit and arduino software working. Just fine tuning the USB remote software for SDM/CHDK. get_usb_power has VERY poor resolution. Trying to send six different commands to the cam...
by jimb
16 Jul 2009, 23:56
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Enhanced camera control...
Replies: 17
Views: 7490

Re: Enhanced camera control...

For the micro-controller, I have settled on the RBBB board by Modern Device (thanks Daniel :) and the USB BUB board from the same company. Total cost for the RBB kit and USB BUB would be $24. You can see it at http://www.moderndevice.com/RBBB_revB.shtml and http://www.moderndevice.com/connect.shtml....
by jimb
16 Jul 2009, 23:29
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Enhanced camera control...
Replies: 17
Views: 7490

Re: Enhanced camera control...

The rotary encoders that I am planning on using are available in quantity on ebay. One of the vendor's auctions is at http://cgi.ebay.com/12mm-Rotary-Encoder-Switch-With-Keyswitch-10pcs_W0QQitemZ370230508231QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5633753ac7&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3...
by jimb
16 Jul 2009, 22:29
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Enhanced camera control...
Replies: 17
Views: 7490

Re: Enhanced camera control...

Following up from yesterday... I have settled upon a Targus super-mini usb hub. They run $20-35 new, but the local Micro Center has several refurb units for $7. You can also get refurb units from ebay for $8 at this url: http://cgi.ebay.com/Targus-ACH63US-USB-2-0-Ultra-Mini-Hub_W0QQitemZ200356048841...
by jimb
15 Jul 2009, 19:05
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Enhanced camera control...
Replies: 17
Views: 7490

Re: Enhanced camera control...

Well, I have just committed to this project :) I already have the two A560's and I just ordered the Arduino development board from the RobotShop and 10 rotary encoders from SureElectronics. I expect the development board in a few days and I'll start development when it gets here. The rotary encoders...
by jimb
15 Jul 2009, 17:37
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Enhanced camera control...
Replies: 17
Views: 7490

Re: Enhanced camera control...

Actually, I misread something with respect to remote control and data transfer. they are not currently supported at the same time. Ref http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,2588.msg24167.html#msg24167 However it should be technically possible to do this with some change to chdk. I'll look into ...