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 iam2sam
22 Jan 2019, 18:09
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: OCR for 78 RPM record labels
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: OCR for 78 RPM record labels

LOL Looks like replies crossed... I should be able to come up with a stubby spindle that is the same height as the records are thick. I'm considering some sort of line-generating laser to project a "horizontal" line on the label(s) for alignment purposes. I'm assuming the text recoognition would be ...
by iam2sam
22 Jan 2019, 18:01
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: OCR for 78 RPM record labels
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: OCR for 78 RPM record labels

Thanks for the reply. I thought of a using a spindle, the catch there is that the Archivist has a "V" shaped tray that gets elevated to the underside of a likewise "V" shaped glass platen (2 camera system,) so I would need to use something of a height and material that would not damage the glass. Th...
by iam2sam
21 Jan 2019, 15:44
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: OCR for 78 RPM record labels
Replies: 9
Views: 281

OCR for 78 RPM record labels

Hello. I built an Archivist Quill in 2017 and used it very successfully to scan and index (Acrobat) a high school yearbook to distribute for a 50 year reunion. I now want to scan and capture text from the labels for a collection of several hundred 78 RPM records that I inherited a while back. The ma...
by iam2sam
03 Jan 2019, 17:36
Forum: HELP
Topic: scanning & processing 78 RPM record labels
Replies: 2
Views: 275

scanning & processing 78 RPM record labels

Hello. In mid-2017, I built Jonathan Duerig's Archivist Quill Scanner. At the time I was very focused on digitizing a high school yearbook for a 50-year reunion. I was on a strict deadline, and I sort of forced my way through the project, but the results were very good. I moved on to other (non-scan...