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 stromateis
14 Nov 2014, 01:01
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: ABBYY...is anybody using it?
Replies: 4
Views: 3950

Re: ABBYY...is anybody using it?

I am using FineReader 12 and I find it an excellent product and probably the best on the market for performing an OCR on captured images of books. FineReader suffers from the same problems that all of this family of "trial" software have. The DRM is just unwieldy and causes problems and FineReader i...
by stromateis
04 Nov 2014, 14:33
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Scanner parts - Idea from Google DYI
Replies: 3
Views: 4343

Re: Scanner parts - Idea from Google DYI

Technically you could build such a setup. However, you could really never take a scanner apart and build your own. A couple of problems are in the way. The most pressing is control. The scanner control software, device drivers, and the like are closed source and fairly obtuse. Sure, you could just g...
by stromateis
04 Nov 2014, 14:21
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: SpreadPi vs Raspbian
Replies: 4
Views: 3671

Re: SpreadPi vs Raspbian

I've always found the biggest problem with Linux is how unstable the system can be with some of these updates to packages. You have a lot of core packages that for various reasons do not always act well after an update with already installed packages. If you are using the server for a particular tas...
by stromateis
02 Nov 2014, 01:22
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Simple PHP script to perform camera scanning
Replies: 2
Views: 4553

Re: Simple PHP script to perform camera scanning

Just a few more fixes (found it's helpful to enter the alt menu, take a shot, then exit the alt menu to keep the PTP system steady and not timeout after a number of shots), but also an enhancement allowing for a more "parallel" capture (speeding things up a bit) and I added a beep letting the user k...
by stromateis
01 Nov 2014, 15:38
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: A2200
Replies: 6
Views: 4939

Re: A2200

If I remember correctly the remote setup is suppose to work off a change in voltage across the USB line. Best to take a voltmeter and place it across the remote and measure the output before and after the button is pushed to ensure you are creating the right differential.
by stromateis
01 Nov 2014, 15:35
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Camera Attachment and Adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 3751

Re: Camera Attachment and Adjustment

I kept the camera loose and moved the camera till the correct orientation/position was achieved in the frame and marked the position. Then I used rubber washes to fill up the slack. I used rubber to avoid scratching and creating a little more friction.
by stromateis
30 Oct 2014, 14:00
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Simple PHP script to perform camera scanning
Replies: 2
Views: 4553

Simple PHP script to perform camera scanning

As a participant in the Archivist Beta program, I developed a simple one webpage PHP script that works with CHDKPTP on a Linux server with Apache. It is designed to work with two cameras. It has some specifics designed into it for the Raspberry Pi Raspbian linux distribution, but should be easily mo...