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 shesgottageek
07 May 2014, 19:19
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 42392

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

shesgottageek, you can access the latest revision here: http://github.com/DIYBookScanner/spreads The jbaiter/spreads is my personal fork where I put experimental branches, it hasn't seen updates in over a week. As for the A4000, try out the vanilla 'chdkcamera' driver, it seems to work fine for the...
by shesgottageek
25 Mar 2014, 23:40
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 42392

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

That's due to an API change in one of the modules that I use. I have a fix ready but I still need to merge it into the master branch on GitHub, which will probably be in the next few days. Hi there, jbaiter. I was wondering if you'd be pushing an update to the github master any time soon? I'm looki...
by shesgottageek
03 Feb 2014, 20:15
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 42392

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

Okay, thanks, jbaiter. I will be looking forward to it. :D
by shesgottageek
30 Jan 2014, 21:35
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool
Replies: 80
Views: 42392

Re: Introducing spreads: command-line workflow tool

Hi there and thank you for what looks like will be a terrific tool! I'm trying to install spreads on a Linux Mint (Cinnamon) VM and think that I'd gotten everything installed okay, but when I try to run "spread configure" I'm getting errors. Here's the results of trying to run the install again, and...
by shesgottageek
10 Sep 2013, 00:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: trying to recreate the foamboard scanner - my first build
Replies: 5
Views: 4177

Re: trying to recreate the foamboard scanner - my first buil

Thanks for the info, Vitorio! I stopped back at Lowes and Michael's (a craft store that also offers picture framing) tonight to check out their acrylic sheeting. The Lowes guy had two types he suggested, said one was 1/8" and one was 1/4" but the quarter-inch seems thinner than that. (Although, I ha...
by shesgottageek
08 Sep 2013, 23:57
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Raspberry Pi + LCD + footswitch
Replies: 10
Views: 9998

Re: Raspberry Pi + LCD + footswitch

@Ben, Thanks for this post, and the work you've done with the Pi. I'm working on a foam board build (the original used Pentax I/R triggering) but want to use Canon A4000s and was considering how I might use my Raspberry Pi to do it. One question for you though, regarding the timestamp issue. If you ...
by shesgottageek
08 Sep 2013, 23:21
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: kindle, lego, bookscanning and the analog hole
Replies: 7
Views: 4378

Re: kindle, lego, bookscanning and the analog hole

Pretty interesting, thanks for sharing!
by shesgottageek
08 Sep 2013, 15:40
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: trying to recreate the foamboard scanner - my first build
Replies: 5
Views: 4177

First question: What type/thickness of acrylic sheet

First question: What type/thickness of acrylic sheet should I use? I've never worked with acrylic and was looking at it in the Lowes hardware store the other day. Should I be using the stuff that's thicker (1/8"?) and firmer or since this is mounted on foam board, should I be using that really thin...
by shesgottageek
08 Sep 2013, 15:33
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: trying to recreate the foamboard scanner - my first build
Replies: 5
Views: 4177

Re: trying to recreate the foamboard scanner - my first buil

Buying the materials: The original materials list was: Staples: (3) black foam board 30 in. x 40 in. (12-14) medium binder clips (8-12) velcro cable ties Home Depot (2) 7/16 in. x 48 in. hardwood dowel (2) 11 in. x 14 in. clear acrylic sheets (1) battery operated fluorescent light Amazon (optional)...
by shesgottageek
08 Sep 2013, 15:22
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: trying to recreate the foamboard scanner - my first build
Replies: 5
Views: 4177

trying to recreate the foamboard scanner - my first build

Hello all. I've been following the goings on here off and on for a couple of years with the idea that eventually I'd be building my own book scanner. While I'd like to eventually get to the point of the hackerspace standard or something in the range of the 80/20 builds, I've got space and tools limi...