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 duerig
13 Jan 2018, 11:13
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 102
Views: 64509

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

The link at the top of the page should be fixed. Please let me know if you see any other broken links that need to be fixed as well.
by duerig
12 Jan 2018, 00:42
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!
Replies: 102
Views: 64509

Re: DIY Book Scanner Kits Now Available!

gutto12, I see the broken link and I will repair it. I'll post here when it is fixed (should be within a day or so). However, this is an older model scanner which has since been replaced by Daniel's Archivist design. The Archivist is much better documented and can also be cut out with a CNC. Take a ...
by duerig
09 Jan 2018, 12:29
Forum: Lighting
Topic: What is the best lighting for a variety of applications for a “Beta”?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: What is the best lighting for a variety of applications for a “Beta”?

That scanner is a 'hackerspace' model. You can tell because of the all-plywood construction including a plywood handlebar. If you want to upgrade the lighting for that scanner, there are two threads you can pull. First, you can buy high quality LEDs rather than the lights you bought for it. SORAA 00...
by duerig
08 Dec 2017, 12:56
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Help, can't post pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Help, can't post pictures

Testing attached picture
ArchivistDSC09059.jpg
Ok. Looks like I've managed to fix this. Give it another try yourself.

-D
by duerig
04 Dec 2017, 10:20
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: One or two cameras in the scanner...
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: One or two cameras in the scanner...

CHDK can be complicated to install in the general case because there are so many different cameras and firmware versions it supports. However, things are somewhat easier for ELPH 160 cameras in particular (which is why I recommend them). Take a look at the Pi Scan documentation here: https://github....
by duerig
03 Dec 2017, 11:46
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: One or two cameras in the scanner...
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: One or two cameras in the scanner...

If you have just one camera, things become much easier. You may not need the Raspberry Pi at all, for example. If you already have an IXUS 160 camera, I can give you some advice about how to best use it. If you don't have an IXUS 160 camera, you might want to look for a camera with built-in remote c...
by duerig
16 Nov 2017, 09:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 22
Views: 1395

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

I was never able to ensure that the frame was square enough for camera alignment to just work with fixed placement of the camera. The card-and-mirror camera alignment system came out of that to allow a perfectly aligned camera even if the frame is slightly out of square. The big disadvantage of the ...
by duerig
14 Nov 2017, 11:13
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Archiving the Forums?
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Archiving the Forums?

There was some followup in email. Basically, we need a script to pull out the public information from the database periodically and save it off. This is different from a normal backup because we only want to pull some information from the database. I talked about this some with Jacob, but he hasn't ...
by duerig
07 Nov 2017, 14:10
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: [Flatbed] Putting weight on the spine
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: [Flatbed] Putting weight on the spine

If you really don't care about the spine of the book, your best bet is to just cut off the spine. Remove the cover and then remove the glued together spine. Some people use a bandsaw. But actually, I think a simpler option (and less likely to cause issues) is to clamp the book together in a vice and...
by duerig
01 Nov 2017, 12:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 22
Views: 1395

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

For getting deep into the gutter, you might try the Impost scanner design. Or I've had pretty good results with lasers. But there is only so much you can do with fixed-angle platen scanners like the Archivar (or the Archivist or Archivist Quill for that matter).

-Jonathon Duerig