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 ndavidow
25 Jun 2015, 02:34
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Nokia PureView 41MP
Replies: 24
Views: 23329

Re: Nokia PureView 41MP

Update on this, I did some searching on Ebay and used Nokia 1020 with cracked display glass (but fully functional) are $70 in the US. I'd definitely like to see some analysis of the image quality versus the slightly cheaper 16mp Canon Powershot and more expensive DSLR and mirrorless cams. Might be a...
by ndavidow
21 Jun 2015, 04:17
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Can the lights be too bright?
Replies: 21
Views: 18722

Re: Can the lights be too bright?

Yes it's possible to have too much light, this will overexpose your image (stuff will be washed out and too bright, with low dynamic range). To fix this, reduce the ISO speed (which should also reduce noise). If your ISO is on the lowest setting, you can try stopping the aperture (this normally affe...
by ndavidow
31 May 2015, 08:10
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Footsie Bookscanner
Replies: 41
Views: 26561

Re: Footsie Bookscanner

Very nice, thank you!
by ndavidow
29 May 2015, 16:07
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Footsie Bookscanner
Replies: 41
Views: 26561

Re: Footsie Bookscanner

Very interesting design, I like the simplicity and improved functionality compared to older conventional builds. Being able to handle paperbacks is key, I'm definitely considering building one of these because of my paperbacks. I was thinking of using a Book Liberator suspended by a pulley and count...