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 lmp1054
06 Aug 2010, 17:54
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have
Replies: 17
Views: 12317

Re: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have

univurshul wrote:the empty cd canister looks like these photos are straight outta 2001. :ugeek: Best of luck on your fall semester
Thank you, as you can see I never throw away anything!! lol
by lmp1054
06 Aug 2010, 15:39
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have
Replies: 17
Views: 12317

Re: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have

Hmm... sorry guys this project will be on hold here are some random photos of the project and my junk drawers. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a311/lmp1054/IMG_0014.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a311/lmp1054/IMG_0013.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a311/lmp1054/IMG_0012.jpg http://i1...
by lmp1054
06 Aug 2010, 13:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have
Replies: 17
Views: 12317

Re: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have

Thank You, Sunday is going to be fun day..... Well the problem is summer school is starting to become more intense so my time for this project is becoming limited. I really do not want this project go into the "Fail" pile because of my lack of time. I start fall semester very soon which will give me...
by lmp1054
05 Aug 2010, 14:11
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Flat Bed Scanner
Replies: 11
Views: 6800

Flat Bed Scanner

Hello, I have access to a few old flatbed scanners, and was wondering if there is something i can use them for, to build my book scanner. Was thinking of using the glass as platen but i tried to remove one and it broke and cut the fu*k out of my hand.... so unless this is specialty super glare resis...
by lmp1054
05 Aug 2010, 11:03
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Search SUCKS!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 9054

Search SUCKS!!!

Really I cannot search "lights source" "plate" this forum is VERY small i should be able to search these things.
by lmp1054
01 Aug 2010, 17:15
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: 2 Cameras, 1 Power Supply.
Replies: 14
Views: 8755

Re: 2 Cameras, 1 Power Supply.

Strange... on the camera itself (Canon a590is) it say it needs 3.1volts, but I found that to be inadequate. I had an old 5v camera charger and experimented with various resistors and VOM to drop the voltage. Funny ... nothing less than 5volts works! Therefore my conclusion: One 5v dc camera charger...
by lmp1054
01 Aug 2010, 17:01
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: 2 Cameras, 1 Power Supply.
Replies: 14
Views: 8755

Re: 2 Cameras, 1 Power Supply.

Hey, Dug up this post, I'm currently at $94.98 into my $110 budget for building my rig. I found that n70 are the correct plug but seam to not have enough power to keep the camera on. It will turn it on even light up the display and extract the lens but immidiatly turns off, but for $3 its cheaper th...
by lmp1054
01 Aug 2010, 08:11
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have
Replies: 17
Views: 12317

Re: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have

Platen was a complete disaster lol.

Anyways the reason I am using the A590, well to be honest is because I already had one and everyone else is using it lol.
by lmp1054
31 Jul 2010, 13:48
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have
Replies: 17
Views: 12317

Re: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have

Okay Now I'm deeply invested

I have already spent $100 on two 7in lcd screens, and aditional a490 camera. So my setup will have 2 cameras and external screens to setup images working on trigger mechanism now.

Will be building the new platon today
by lmp1054
30 Jul 2010, 23:24
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have
Replies: 17
Views: 12317

Re: 4 Hours Ago I had Junk and Now I have

Ive invested enough time, but now i'm investing so money. i already purchased 2 7in screen to use as external screens on the camera, and am looking for a cheap A590. Will be working on base and setup tomorrow