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 johnh
28 Jul 2010, 15:32
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Random Patent on Google
Replies: 6
Views: 4872

Random Patent on Google

I was looking for a patent on Google today and on the front page this was one of the featured patents:

by johnh
06 Jul 2010, 22:47
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: Proposed 100% Linux Workflow: Capture-Process-OCR
Replies: 25
Views: 30030

Re: Proposed 100% Linux Workflow: Capture-Process-OCR

One thing I'm still struggling with is an effective image preview mechanism. The problem I was having was that ImageMagick was taking up to 10 seconds to rotate and scale each page, making post-capture "preview" far too slow. i've also yet to find a way to effectively close a program from bash othe...