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 recaptcha
12 Jun 2018, 00:42
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Shadow removal?
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Shadow removal?

Does Scan Tailor have a feature to remove dark shadows from curved book spines?
by recaptcha
04 Jun 2018, 04:51
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Freelancer to scan books
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Wanted: Freelancer to scan books

I don't understand. You live in Hungary, but you want someone specifically in California to scan library books for you?
by recaptcha
22 May 2018, 16:28
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Newbie questions about cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Newbie questions about cameras

Thanks. My output will be PDFs. I will be using Scan Tailor and/or BookScan Wizard. I'd prefer a two-page scanner, and have my own design in mind.

I'm just looking for cameras right now, and trying to understand what I need, what my options are, and what's available.
by recaptcha
22 May 2018, 00:58
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Newbie questions about cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Newbie questions about cameras

Thanks. I have about 600 books to scan, approximately 350 pages each on average. They are mostly academic books, and almost all are tightly bound paperback. Some are larger hardbound books. That's why I thought a shutterless camera might be more cost effective in the long run, especially if I have t...
by recaptcha
21 May 2018, 22:46
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Newbie questions about cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Newbie questions about cameras

I don't know anything about cameras, and don't know what to look for, or what all the different numbers and models mean. It was suggested to me that an electronic shutter camera would almost never wear out, so long term they would be a good choice. They suggested a Panasonic G5. 1). Is an electronic...
by recaptcha
16 May 2018, 23:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanning larger numbers of 1980's Magazines help
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Scanning larger numbers of 1980's Magazines help

Questions: 1). How many magazines do you need to scan? 2). If you already have an OpticBook 3900 scanner, tell us why it's not working out for you. It seems like the most cost effective solution. Is the gutter not small enough for your magazines? 3). If you are looking at other scanning options, how...
by recaptcha
12 May 2018, 23:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Two cameras in a cube of plexiglass (inverted design, ≈ 1000 pp/h)
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Two cameras in a cube of plexiglass (inverted design, ≈ 1000 pp/h)

Any chance you might be able to do a video of this in operation soon?

Also, do you have a parts / price list?

Thanks!
by recaptcha
16 Mar 2018, 02:47
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Studio Mango Linear Fully Automatic Book Scanner
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Studio Mango Linear Fully Automatic Book Scanner

Based on the original Dany Qumsiyeh DIY vacuum book scanner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JuoOaL11bw), this is a professionally designed commercial linear bookscanner aimed at corporations like Google. https://studiomango.nl/portfolio/revyve/ I've been in touch with chief designer Paul Hendrikx ...
by recaptcha
01 Nov 2017, 01:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist
Replies: 23
Views: 4270

Re: Archivar - wooden scanner based on Archivist

I don't see why the archivar shouldn't be able to scan books with tight gutters. It has a 90 degree platen, and the glass comes together right at the point of the join. Unless the join is not connected into a narrow enough point, I don't see a problem. Your own design is also 90 degrees with a plate...
by recaptcha
28 Sep 2017, 17:44
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: Plustek 3800

Genarcher, how do you find the Plustek 3800? Any problems? How long have you had the scanner?

Just wondering about the longevity of Plustek, because I've read a lot of poor reviews.