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 Mohib
01 Nov 2019, 14:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Flat Platen
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Flat Platen

Perhaps you're looking for something like what I built. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU6H7dEzTMY Thread on DIY Book Scanner with tips and "how to build" instructions (look for the post with the graph and PDF attachment): https://forum.diybookscanner.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3401&sid=97c961...
by Mohib
06 Sep 2019, 18:43
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68968

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Those of you who have followed the evolution of my scanner may recall the original version, before I started using a smart-phone camera, used Daniel Reetz' bike bike brake idea to trigger the shutter of the small point-and-shoot camera I used. The hardware needed to fasten the shutter trigger mechan...
by Mohib
01 Oct 2018, 02:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68968

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

This is really clever. I have to hand it to you DPC, you are gifted with an astute mechanical intelligence. As I read your suggestions, I couldn't help but remember this remark by Daniel in his farewell messages when he was "retiring": DPC, your long presence here (and clever ideas) have always mean...
by Mohib
29 Sep 2018, 20:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68968

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Thanks for the input. I will fiddle with the configuration of the arm and see if I can get it connected to the back of the desk. At this point, I'm looking for any speed ups I can find so will be fine-tuning all that. I'm firmly in the ~600 page/hour range and want to get that closer to 1000. Looki...
by Mohib
29 Sep 2018, 16:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68968

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

1. Glue the two 90 degree fittings to the handle. Getting these to be in line with each other on such a short length of pipe is pretty easy. Do you think step 1 could be done in the same "physical" manner as the others steps, rather than even measuring by: 1a . Gluing one 90 degree fitting (no alig...
by Mohib
28 Sep 2018, 19:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68968

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

I was actually responding to GenioDiabolico who probably just wants to get his book collection scanned and not mess around with new steel cables and pipe lengths. Yes I'm sure he does! Perhaps you may find accurately gluing 6 joints easier than making one cable, but I didn't having unsuccessfully t...
by Mohib
27 Sep 2018, 15:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68968

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Hi DPC, About my using a cable vs. gluing everything, a while back you had asked: What's the purpose of that cable that's threaded through the PVC tubing? Is that just to hold the individual pieces together? Perhaps you missed my answer: Yes, to avoid gluing parts so they can be reused with a larger...
by Mohib
26 Sep 2018, 12:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68968

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Thanks for the reply. I posted my blog last night, long discussion of the ins and outs of my experience. I also posted my bash script equivalents of yours to GitHub in case anyone wants to fiddle with them. http://evilgeniuschronicles.org/2018/09/25/my-build-of-the-tiflic-diy-bookscanner/ https://g...
by Mohib
20 Sep 2018, 01:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 100
Views: 68968

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

I'll try and find a Greek book from my library and do a test, but a lot of the problems you say you are having I don't find I have at all. As I mentioned 4 years ago when I first posted the design, I developed this scanner primarily for OCR (using Abbyy Fine Reader) after processing the images throu...