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 phaedrus
21 Jul 2010, 06:03
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Is this a bug?. Minor redraw problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3491

Re: Is this a bug?. Minor redraw problem

Yes it is, dunno what happened to the [supposedly] simple copy 'n paste of that URL :?

Anyway it looks like you found the info so that's all good :-)

P.
by phaedrus
20 Jul 2010, 06:18
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Is this a bug?. Minor redraw problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3491

Re: Is this a bug?. Minor redraw problem

eL_PuSHeR wrote: What is Qt? QuickTime?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_framework ;)
by phaedrus
05 Jun 2010, 13:01
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig with Remote
Replies: 26
Views: 33257

Re: Monson's Sticks: Cheap Single Camera Rig w/ Remote Shutt

I can never look at pneumatic devices such as this without remembering my early days with vehicles... A friend had something called a Hillman Imp (un-affectionally known as a 'Limp' or 'Blimp' to those in the know!) that for reasons only known to the manufacturers had a pneumatic throttle. Probably ...
by phaedrus
05 Jun 2010, 12:50
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Medium range cameras
Replies: 8
Views: 5426

Re: Medium range cameras

y thoughts? Is manual focus + chdk really a necessary set of criteria? Perhaps it depends on what you're doing and what your expectations are. I have never used manual focus and up until recently was using an A430 without CHDK (I now have an A530 with CHDK but only for remote shutter purposes). For...
by phaedrus
02 Jun 2010, 05:40
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: SD Memory Cards Discussion & Ratings
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Re: SD Memory Cards Discussion & Ratings

Can't say I've over-used mine but I have A-data and Sandisk from memory. No problem with either. I think Sandisk are a fairly well recognised brand but cost a little more than some others. If you were having trouble it may be worth that little bit extra for a better quality card.

Cheers, P.
by phaedrus
02 Jun 2010, 05:35
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: June 1st only: free PDFZilla "PDF OCR" software download
Replies: 2
Views: 2885

Re: June 1st only: free PDFZilla "PDF OCR" software download

I went to have a look but was too late, from what I could see some of the negative comments related to Win7 and language issues which are probably not a complete deal-buster. I'd be interested to hear if anyone managed to download it and what you thought of it.

Cheers, P.
by phaedrus
02 Jun 2010, 05:32
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 4491

Re: DIY Book Scanner Anniversary

Yes, very well done Dan & Rob, a great idea that's developed well and helped alot of people (why can't I find a happy-clappy smiley when I want one!).
by phaedrus
02 Jun 2010, 05:18
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Screencast on basic Scan Tailor usage - help wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 9421

Re: Screencast on basic Scan Tailor usage - help wanted

Thanks Anton, these should do.
Ah, had arranged to pickup scanner tomorrow.. I assume I don't need to now? At least it saves me a trip in the cold and wet we're having at the moment :-)

Cheers, P.
by phaedrus
01 Jun 2010, 00:51
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Renaming UI elements
Replies: 12
Views: 6481

Re: Renaming UI elements

Well I thought I'd put my money where why mouth is so to speak and have a wee play with a drawing package today. I've created three icons, purely for interest to see what you think. They're not that flash but in conjunction with the proposed changes I'd like to think that something similar may assis...
by phaedrus
31 May 2010, 08:03
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Renaming UI elements
Replies: 12
Views: 6481

Re: Renaming UI elements

Interesting, my view is that you got it mostly right first time around Tulon ;) I wouldn't change 'Split pages', it says exactly what it means. If you do change it however it should be 'Cut' singular, not 'Cuts' plural I wouldn't change 'Select content', it says exactly what it means. I might change...