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 BruceG
08 Nov 2017, 05:58
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: OCR Scanning Large Multi-Volume Document
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: OCR Scanning Large Multi-Volume Document

Hi Is it possible to post a photo of a normal page and the index. Line printers are still being used today. I guess you do not have the original data. Dbase was often used in the 80's for data bases. I expect there are still old computers around today that can still read the data and convert it to s...
by BruceG
16 Aug 2017, 20:19
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Plustek 3800

Most books I am doing have illustrations and a number have footnotes. They are mostly Missionary History or Biographies. I was going from Omnipage directly to epub then Calibre for final editing. I thought I would like to put in chapters on new pages and couldn't workout how calibre did it so brough...
by BruceG
13 Aug 2017, 23:45
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Plustek 3800

The errors I find the most is as you say 1 for I in dates and the pound sign. Others issues I have is - do I move footnotes to the actual location and put in brackets - do I remove footnotes that refer to other pages as they are not relevant to ereader page numbers I have only started doing index wi...
by BruceG
31 Jul 2017, 08:03
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Plustek 3800

Using a scanner with 2 cameras scanner such as David Landin's made with PVC piping (details can be found on the site) will increase through put to 1000 pages an hour. 2 pages at a time and only turning the page beside moving the book to and from a platen. He has made some videos on youtube, just sea...
by BruceG
29 Mar 2017, 01:54
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Czur Scanner Used
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Looking for Czur Scanner Used

Yes it comes with both foot pedal and hand button. There are a few videos on youtube that give a idea of speed but none document a book of say 500 pages through scanning and OCR. I have done no real testing. I used a old notebook for the program and down loading the scans which was useless.Transferr...
by BruceG
28 Mar 2017, 18:50
Forum: HELP
Topic: College student wants to build automatic scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: College student wants to build automatic scanner

Hi I was waiting to reply for a Czur ET 16 scanner to turn up to see if it was suitable for you. The first one got lost but have now received a replacement. I have not had the time or space to test it out so far. There is a recent post here about building a automatic scanner for around $10,000 (with...
by BruceG
28 Mar 2017, 18:30
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Czur Scanner Used
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Looking for Czur Scanner Used

Hi I have just received my Czur ET16. Had a check to see that it worked but have not had the opportunity to do some testing. To see if OCR is better than what I am doing now etc. Other than a computer I do not see that you will need any add-ons. This may depend on what you are doing or what you want...
by BruceG
14 Feb 2017, 17:49
Forum: HELP
Topic: College student wants to build automatic scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: College student wants to build automatic scanner

Hi You asking a lot. Cheap and automatically do not seem to go together. A cheap scanner would be one made from PVC piping. It was designed by David Landin, he has provided plans and videos on its construction and use. You will find details on this site. You can scale up the scanner for large books....
by BruceG
26 Dec 2016, 20:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My DIY Scanner
Replies: 37
Views: 2684

Re: My DIY Scanner

I wrote before seeing the post above This link is the epub file of the two pages. If all pages were processed the same size and the dimensions were set the same, things would be a lot easier. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ijsss7sx49ke93b/test%20file%205.epub?dl=0 The first page had mostly non text error...
by BruceG
26 Dec 2016, 03:40
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My DIY Scanner
Replies: 37
Views: 2684

Re: My DIY Scanner

This is a challange. What is the page size or what is covered by the photos. At 180 pixels one page is 29.72 by 36.32 cm and the other 31.07 by 54.69 cm. Is there a reason for the different dimensions. I am sure the font size is not 28 which is required for this page size.