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 clemd973
18 Aug 2011, 22:15
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 319168

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

Drake Ravensmith wrote: I did have my wood cut for me but that was it.
You know, if you buy your wood from Lowe's or Home Depot, they'll probably cut it to size for you if you do your homework and bring a list of measurements with you. Buy a cheap cordless, or corded, drill and all you need is the hardware.
by clemd973
14 Aug 2011, 23:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 319168

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

Anyhow, long story short, I was wondering is it possible to buy one of these scanners made by Clem or Daniel ? Caelum, I'm sorry you don't have any carpenter friends, or friends who are carpenters...it really does come in handy. :) And to think Daniel even has a laser cutter...how cool is that??? A...
by clemd973
18 Jul 2011, 12:13
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Straight From the Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 5300

Re: Straight From the Camera

Picking up on this thread, I contacted Misty who did a write up on different types of cameras used for scanning and archiving in order to ask if she thought I could get better results if I went from a compact to an SLR camera. She made some good suggestions in response to a private message I sent to...
by clemd973
16 Jul 2011, 20:12
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 319168

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

I'd be curious about your scan tailor settings, I haven't played with it yet. It's pretty user friendly, and in addition to myself, I'm sure most people on this forum can give you a few hints, etc. I've just re-connected my scanner after my move. Now just looking into making some adjustments in the...
by clemd973
15 Jul 2011, 22:16
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: The New "Standard Scanner"
Replies: 145
Views: 319168

Re: The New "Standard Scanner"

Great Job!!! I'm looking forward to some test posts. Also, let me know how the glass works re: glare issues, etc. Once you get to the software/image-processing stage, forward me your workflow. I'm interested in seeing where you go from there. Mine goes along as follows: image from camera --> Adobe L...
by clemd973
06 May 2011, 23:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: LC 2000- an easy metal build
Replies: 13
Views: 11490

Re: LC 2000- an easy metal build

Just re-read your original post...saw that you put it on your coffee table for scanning. Sounds better than sitting on the floor, lol. Store it in the cupboard under the stairs??? Kind of a tight fit with Harry Potter in there??? LOL. Still, what's the lighting source? Thanks.
by clemd973
06 May 2011, 22:56
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: LC 2000- an easy metal build
Replies: 13
Views: 11490

Re: LC 2000- an easy metal build

Impressively creative!!! How'd you ever think that up??? I'd be really interested in seeing the video as well. Two questions, though, 1) what's your lighting source, and 2) ergonomically speaking, how's it work out for you...looks like you might have to sit on the floor to operate since it appears t...
by clemd973
06 May 2011, 22:37
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Camera Triggering
Replies: 42
Views: 68011

Re: Camera Triggering

My 2 cents...haven't found anything better than the Van de Kamp switch, especially since I don't do/know coding like Spamsickle. You can check out his switches here . Frans Van de Kamp builds these switches to your specs (RE: cord length, switch style). I've incorporated the switch in my build which...
by clemd973
08 Apr 2011, 13:16
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 60601

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

Okay Clemd, this time I know for sure what happened with your cradle. What you did was screw the base of your cradle just slightly left of where you ought to have. In this pic you can see that your cradle is able to be placed as far right as you want since your slides need to slide right to begin a...
by clemd973
06 Apr 2011, 15:36
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Straight From the Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 5300

Re: Straight From the Camera

It was taken with an A480 using a plain ol' 60-watt incandescent bulb for lighting -- there it is, reflected, up at the top of the image. I also use the A480, and the incandescent bulb does usually provide "enough" lighting - depending on the wattage - but is it the "type" of light you want to use?...