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 blauer
02 Dec 2017, 08:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 5332

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

We paint the frames black too, but we thought to engrave deep enough to put color in the engravings. Similar to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KInVajTt6Mo Would look supreme and offers possibilities for serial numbers, numbering for putting everything together, branding etc. Not sure yet how well ...
by blauer
15 Nov 2017, 07:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 5332

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

I'm kind of afraid that Archivar is too expensive for me? Matteus! I am sure we can find a deal for example just the wood parts, thats affordable for you. We also build prototypes and scanners to show on faires every now and then, which we sell very cheap. Just send me a PM! It would also be necess...
by blauer
01 Nov 2017, 04:33
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 5332

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

Actually, the platen angle is 100 degrees on the archivist and the archivar. I as well experienced, that getting close to the gutter with a v-shaped Scanner really is a problem with some paperbacks, even when having a 90degree angle v-shaped Design. It could be a possibility to take out one platen, ...
by blauer
30 Oct 2017, 09:48
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 5332

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

Paperback mode is, i think, a term danielreetz brought up. It was intended to help scanning paperbacks which accidentally close whenever the cradle is lowered. One can turn the whole Image-Module upside-down to have the glass pointing upwards. That enables you to take paperbacks and scan them face-d...
by blauer
30 Oct 2017, 04:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 5332

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

Thanks! I am happy to hear that! Were working on everything to get ready, we move into our new workshop in November! We will tell you as soon as we accept orders! What will you be using the scanner for? By the way, Archivar is able to to paperback-mode while still having the proper lighting! And we ...
by blauer
07 Oct 2017, 16:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 5332

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

Thanks! I actually saw this o-ring fastening idea on a ikea trash bin, no original idea :D Oh man, thats a lot. The pitty with that deal is, that one has to take 20 of them :?
by blauer
06 Oct 2017, 03:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 5332

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

Thanks a lot :) Took a while. :P They are used to pull up tools from the workbench. They are available for different loads: https://de.aliexpress.com/item/Factory-direct-SB-3000-Spring-balancer/32302551710.html Adress is: http://www.archivar.net But theres not a lot to see yet, we are working on it!
by blauer
05 Oct 2017, 11:35
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 5332

Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

Hei! My Name is David. I originally started building Bookscanners around 2 years ago, when Daniel retired from the forum. Since then I wanted to start a Business scanning Books and Building Bookscanners for others. Stuff got in the way, and I wasn't able to fulfill my dreams. Until some months ago: ...
by blauer
04 Jul 2017, 13:39
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: semi-auto scanner 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: semi-auto scanner 2017

Wow! Is this your scanner or just something you found on the internet?
Do you have any information on the motors/mechanics used in the design?

Greetings from Austria
David
by blauer
04 Jul 2017, 13:22
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: DRAFT MUG's GUIDE: Converting old books to PDF
Replies: 6
Views: 8469

Converting old books to PDF

I am working on a Mac and until step 4 everything works just the same on MacOS for me. For creating the PDF though I find it nicest to use the preinstalled "preview" app. I follow this procedure. Create .tiff files as b0bcat told us, then Step 4. : a. Select all single page .tiff"s in finder, right ...