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 n9yty
28 Apr 2012, 21:57
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New anti-glare self-cleaning glass?
Replies: 0
Views: 1663

New anti-glare self-cleaning glass?

This may be interesting down the road...

http://mashable.com/2012/04/28/glare-free-glass/

Snippet: Researchers have discovered a way to make glass that is not only glare-free, but is also anti-fogging and can clean itself.
by n9yty
03 Apr 2012, 11:08
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: Framework: DIY E-Book Creator
Replies: 5
Views: 8908

Re: Framework: DIY E-Book Creator

Ahhh, I don't have ABBY. Well, I have a version that came with a SnapScan unit but it won't process images from other sources and it crashes on launch in my current version of Lion. Looking into that, but it likely won't help with this workflow. In all honesty, since I have a license for Win7 I prob...
by n9yty
28 Mar 2012, 11:11
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: Framework: DIY E-Book Creator
Replies: 5
Views: 8908

Re: Framework: DIY E-Book Creator

If one wanted to take the source to work with on OSX, what do you do? I have installed Django and put the source in my site-packages, but where is the frontend or launch point? :) [update: seems to be something like: cd /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/diy; python manage.py runserver 8080 but I get...
by n9yty
27 Mar 2012, 14:47
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 392
Views: 218775

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Great, rob, that does help. Thinking about the bolts that just insert into the wood to act as supports for the pulley/supports, would it be more solid/durable to use some tee nuts or some kind of threaded insert? Maybe it is not an issue and I'm over-thinking it. I'll look into suitable clasps/hasps...
by n9yty
26 Mar 2012, 22:18
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 392
Views: 218775

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

Thanks to rob a kit on the way to me this week. Can't wait to dig into it. :) If anyone else is looking to get one all I can say is that he has been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I am sure if there are any issues he will make things right, but I am not anticipating any. However, having bough...
by n9yty
19 Mar 2012, 12:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 392
Views: 218775

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

You're welcome. Somebody (and that would be me) really needs to commend Rob for his incredible work on this machine lately. He's really gone the extra mile making documentation, programming the new artwork, working out bugs AND selling really, really great kits. Someone is selling kits for this now...
by n9yty
17 Jan 2012, 14:51
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Building Scan Tailor on OSX
Replies: 106
Views: 54609

Re: Building Scan Tailor on OSX

I would love to follow your instructions, but where is the source tree that you speak of? It's not the same as the official sourceforge one, no? Yes, in the source code tree under packaging/osx. See the README. It is possible that minor changes need to be made, especially if you are on Lion as thos...
by n9yty
13 Jul 2011, 16:17
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: ScanTailor for OSX is here
Replies: 60
Views: 49436

Re: ScanTailor for OSX is here

I installed using the instructions in the first post of this thread. It seems like some of the images obtained from Googlebooks were rather awkward: some of them in jpg made ST crash on my minipc, while it had no problem with the particular PGN. Did you dl the that image I and run your OSX version ...
by n9yty
06 Jul 2011, 16:56
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: ScanTailor for OSX is here
Replies: 60
Views: 49436

Re: ScanTailor for OSX is here

The OSX version crashed when I tried to work on a folder with images in mixed formats. Tried the same thing on my pc, where it went smoothly. Which "osx" version are using? One you built, one I built, or another? Version and location you downloaded it from would be helpful. Thanks. I just tested th...
by n9yty
20 Jun 2011, 11:38
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Building Scan Tailor on OSX
Replies: 106
Views: 54609

Re: Building Scan Tailor on OSX

There should not be a need for the quotes around the regex unless you have a space in your boost library directory name which is not the case with a standard installation. But it wouldn't hurt I suppose. LoL As to 64-bit builds, I was able to get everything to build as universal 32/64-bit, but the Q...