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 GenioDiabolico
29 Sep 2018, 14:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 99
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Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

FYI - when I go to London in a few weeks I'm going to come back with this envelope and will mail out a pair of these things in the USA to anyone that asks (while supplies last.)
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by GenioDiabolico
27 Sep 2018, 10:32
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 99
Views: 35632

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Thanks for the input. I will fiddle with the configuration of the arm and see if I can get it connected to the back of the desk. At this point, I'm looking for any speed ups I can find so will be fine-tuning all that. I'm firmly in the ~600 page/hour range and want to get that closer to 1000. FYI re...
by GenioDiabolico
26 Sep 2018, 10:00
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 99
Views: 35632

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Thanks for the reply. I posted my blog last night, long discussion of the ins and outs of my experience. I also posted my bash script equivalents of yours to GitHub in case anyone wants to fiddle with them. http://evilgeniuschronicles.org/2018/09/25/my-build-of-the-tiflic-diy-bookscanner/ https://gi...
by GenioDiabolico
31 Aug 2018, 07:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 99
Views: 35632

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

dpc was on the money. I got my Siconi mat and then scanned a book. It held MUCH better than my previous mat. By holding it in place reliably it meant that I scanned faster and that the output was more consistent and thus had better results out of Scan Tailor and OCR. Thanks for the suggestion. One o...
by GenioDiabolico
23 Aug 2018, 20:48
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 99
Views: 35632

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

You sold me. What I was using was not that sticky. Just ordered the Siconi and will give it a shot. I'm just doing experiments right now. Eventually I have several hundred science fiction digest sized magazines that I want to scan and dispose of, so anything that makes this faster and more repeatabl...
by GenioDiabolico
23 Aug 2018, 16:14
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 99
Views: 35632

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

dpc wrote:
23 Aug 2018, 12:24
Put one of these under the book and your problems will be solved.
I had something a lot like that and it still slid around enough to be a problem. I made a few tweaks last night and it seemed to work better.

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by GenioDiabolico
22 Aug 2018, 10:11
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 99
Views: 35632

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

I have built this design. I've scanned one paperback and one hardback so far to get the feel for it. It works after a fashion, but I'm still trying to solve the issues of physical drift of the book as I turn the pages. I'm experimenting with clamping dowels and creating some physical framing to hold...