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 granterpower
26 Feb 2016, 01:10
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: First consumer automated bookscanner
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

Re: First consumer automated bookscanner

Yes I should put of a 1hr video of the bookscanner running. That will show it's reliability.
by granterpower
25 Feb 2016, 12:46
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: First consumer automated bookscanner
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

Re: First consumer automated bookscanner

the tape moves slowly off the page. Maybe the arm and cube goes quickly in and down. Then slowly out and up to prevent page rips.

Im thinking of including a manual mode too. To address small and fragile books. Right now, its automated for only books that don't fold on itself.
by granterpower
24 Feb 2016, 17:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: First consumer automated bookscanner
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

Re: First consumer automated bookscanner

Neat! Here is a link to the youtube video Is that tape on the box that is reeled down into the page? I did a "tape based" prototype some years back but with the tape attached to a moving finger mechanism instead (no wire reel). Youtube video here . The trouble I had when testing was that the tape l...
by granterpower
24 Feb 2016, 17:49
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: First consumer automated bookscanner
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

Re: First consumer automated bookscanner

This looks really interesting! I've signed up for the mailing list. :) I'm also curious to know more: What drives it (Arduino? Raspberry Pi? Something else?)? How many pages does it turn per hour? Arduino with motor drivers. I am trying to run it on a arduino cnc shield so its more compact. I haven...
by granterpower
24 Feb 2016, 00:36
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: First consumer automated bookscanner
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

First consumer automated bookscanner

Hi Guys. I been following this forum for a while and after many prototypes, I made an automated bookscanner for consumers.

Here it is.

bookscan.ca

any feedback greatly appreciated
by granterpower
10 Feb 2016, 03:30
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Who are the buyers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1386

Who are the buyers?

Hey I am almost done making an automated bookscanner. I want to know what type of people want this product.

I read one person here is a student looking to scan their book so they don't have to carry heavy books.

Please share your reasons for wanting a bookscanner.
by granterpower
19 Jan 2016, 19:33
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Image Splitter
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Image Splitter

This person made a prototype of an image splitter software. With this you only need one camera.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjzxlA9RWio

He shared the code in the description.

I don't know how to use it though. Any help?