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 geneb
03 Dec 2018, 11:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 357354

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Done!
https://imgur.com/gppWvbE

The Amazon lamp linked above works great, but don't get the bright white one - there's a TON of blue light in the LED. I get much better results from the "warm white" version.

g.
by geneb
29 Nov 2018, 16:41
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 357354

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Thanks for the link, it's a huge help. I've got some 95W LED lamps designed for outdoor fixtures - would something like that shining through the square hole work similarly? Is the distance from the light source to the platen critical? thanks for the fast reply! [edit] I found a similar unit on Amazo...
by geneb
29 Nov 2018, 16:20
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 357354

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

duerig, can you please point me to the name/part# of the LED lamp used for this project? That information seems to be well hidden.

Thanks.

g.
by geneb
04 Nov 2018, 20:08
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 357354

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Thanks for the reply Jonathon. Unfortunately, I figured out that I'd "barked up the wrong scanner" a little late in the process. :) It will work out though - 18mm Baltic Birch is ab$urd where I live, so it worked out that I could use the Hackerspace scanner design listed in this thread and the vague...
by geneb
01 Nov 2018, 17:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 357354

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

I'm starting an Archivist build this weekend - or at least cutting the parts out. :)

Does the glass still require a 50 degree bevel on the "mating" edges?

tnx.

g.
by geneb
28 Mar 2014, 18:46
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Camera mounts for the DIY Book Scanner...
Replies: 11
Views: 6169

Re: Camera mounts for the DIY Book Scanner...

daniel_reetz wrote: geneb - are you in possession of any Canon Powershots yourself?
No, the only camera I own is a Nikon D50.

g.
by geneb
28 Mar 2014, 10:46
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Camera mounts for the DIY Book Scanner...
Replies: 11
Views: 6169

Re: Camera mounts for the DIY Book Scanner...

Ahh, ok. I get where you're coming from now. I thought there was a big concern about location repeatability, but apparently I was mistaken. If you want that printed, just let me know. It's not a big part and wouldn't take very long to run. if you can get me the base dimensions and the position of th...
by geneb
28 Mar 2014, 09:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Camera mounts for the DIY Book Scanner...
Replies: 11
Views: 6169

Re: Camera mounts for the DIY Book Scanner...

So basically what you're after is a semi-permanent base that can take a variety of quick-release camera clamps?

g.
by geneb
27 Mar 2014, 17:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Camera mounts for the DIY Book Scanner...
Replies: 11
Views: 6169

Camera mounts for the DIY Book Scanner...

I recently found out that there's a need for camera adapters for the "hackerspace" scanner. I've got some idle 3D printers and some design time, so if someone can point me to what exactly needs to happen, I'd be happy to help out.

g.