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 nalfonso
17 Nov 2010, 19:55
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Input on the best way to build a portable scanner
Replies: 33
Views: 16823

Re: Input on the best way to build a portable scanner

You may want to check this for the hardware part:

http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... ?f=1&t=103

Check Dan's link for my PDF in that page, because the link to drop.io is no longer good, for drop.io is closing!

Regards,

nalfonso
by nalfonso
15 Jan 2010, 17:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Our DIY Scanner
Replies: 79
Views: 50143

Re: Our DIY Scanner

Hello Ann, Interesting stuff you've been doing lately. This is to let you know Drop.io is not showing the picture you uploaded. I downloaded the file, and it has extension .CR2. I found out it is a Canon Raw format, and I was able to open it with Zoombrowser EX, a program part of the Canon Camera Ut...
by nalfonso
10 Dec 2009, 07:01
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Our DIY Scanner
Replies: 79
Views: 50143

Re: Our DIY Scanner

Hi Ann, congratulations for you and your husband on your scanner! I am glad to see you adopted some of my ideas and that they have worked for you. Thanks for the credit. I have taken a quick glimpse of the PDFs, and your scanner looks terrific. I will read them carefully this weekend, to see what id...
by nalfonso
01 Oct 2009, 22:44
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Rand's Build Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 7383

Re: Rand's Build Thread

Hi, I am afraid I'll have to say that yes, you are oversimplifying. Since you are now just considering the possibility of having your father build a book scanner for you (your post in the Social section), I would like to make the following suggestions: First, you need to very clearly define your nee...
by nalfonso
18 Sep 2009, 18:42
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: Best OCR for Math Books?
Replies: 3
Views: 12714

Re: Best OCR for Math Books?

I Googled the topic and found this: http://www.inftyproject.org/en/software.html#InftyReader Apparently they have tackled the issue, there is a fifteen day free trial download (50MB) and if you decide to buy it, you need to fork out 900 USD. I checked out the test sample results offered in their web...
by nalfonso
17 Sep 2009, 18:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Simple, Portable, Personal DIY book scanner
Replies: 18
Views: 31332

Re: Simple, Portable, Personal DIY book scanner

First of all, thanks for the congratulations, Daniel, fbonomi and you1. I am thankful to all who have contributed to this forum, your experiences encouraged me to try to build my scanner. Now that I have completed this stage I will concentrate on the remaining tasks. Now, about the questions: 1. My ...
by nalfonso
15 Sep 2009, 20:30
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Simple, Portable, Personal DIY book scanner
Replies: 18
Views: 31332

Simple, Portable, Personal DIY book scanner

I have finally completed the first stage of my personal book scanner. Unfortunately I am not geeky enough, so I could not upload all the pictures I wanted to, but here is the address of a drop I've created, so interested parties can view or download a 5 page PDF: http://drop.io/portablebookscanner A...
by nalfonso
07 Jul 2009, 19:30
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: connecting cameras to pc?
Replies: 9
Views: 6836

Re: connecting cameras to pc?

Hello there, I don't know if this is exactly what Kentsin wants, but I have experimented on using my notebook to display what my A540 is seeing (the A 540 is similar to the A590, except it cannot handle SDHC cards). My method is through a KWorld USB adapter which has a connector that can take the ca...
by nalfonso
12 Jun 2009, 12:22
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 452146

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Hello, eveyone:

I am an English-Spanish translator living in my home country, Colombia. I enjoy tinkering with projects such as this. I am seriously considering building my own version. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

Regards,

nalfonso