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 Gerard
05 Mar 2012, 16:21
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Favicon Suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 6594

Re: Favicon Suggestion

you're welcome

i like the DIY :) lets hope it reminds the people that this is a "DIY" Scanner
by Gerard
05 Mar 2012, 14:06
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Favicon Suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 6594

Favicon Suggestion

Hi, my tab bar is always full to the point that i can only see the website icons, i just made a 5 min ico (cropped and scaled the forum logo with gimp) for this forum @site admins you can just place this icon in the http server document root, if you agree with my suggestion (it does not have to be m...
by Gerard
27 Feb 2012, 14:15
Forum: HELP
Topic: Capture software...
Replies: 9
Views: 8813

Re: Capture software...

gphote seams to be able to use the nikon d90 http://gphoto.org/doc/remote/

the gphoto2 command line should be a good starting point
by Gerard
27 Feb 2012, 11:57
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Device for hackerspace scan image storage
Replies: 3
Views: 3084

Re: Device for hackerspace scan image storage

I like the idea of an embedded pc... but I don't trust it. I think I want to make an appliance, and not a Turing-complete computer! Something you can power on and never have to maintain. you could use an androino with an usb shield, they have made some development with the ptp protocol, with some d...
by Gerard
26 Feb 2012, 15:28
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Device for hackerspace scan image storage
Replies: 3
Views: 3084

Re: Device for hackerspace scan image storage

eye-fi and an android phone/tablet with usb2go could be a solution
eye-fi and an linux pc / embedded pc with a software
chdk cam + pc with ptpcam/chdkcam/ptpcamgui

a photo tank is maybe a cheap and easy solution
by Gerard
26 Feb 2012, 14:53
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: How to alternate between 2 tethered cameras with triggers
Replies: 4
Views: 3813

Re: How to alternate between 2 tethered cameras with trigger

there is no ready to use solution for now, chdk cams are avaibale from 50€ to >200€ even the cheapest >8MP canon cam is suitable for book scaning i can tell you somethink to the chdk soultion, the chdk community is currently working on liveview, in my opinion there will be no read to install solutio...
by Gerard
18 Feb 2012, 04:06
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Questions rumbling in my head
Replies: 20
Views: 13079

Re: Questions rumbling in my head

Yes, the SDM loads fine when the memory stick is inside the camera but apparently won't when in the extension cable. My theory is the camera won't load the firmware because the extension cable case a fake lock tab. I guess I'm screwed. again the camera has to see the card as read-only, what hapens ...
by Gerard
18 Feb 2012, 03:58
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Platen: Theory And Practice
Replies: 18
Views: 23032

Re: Platen: Theory And Practice

3mm acrylic is a bit weak when pushing the book, others also reported. Any ideas to that? (I will not try mitering, because I am afraid of that shadow. :-D ) Maybe I could glue the two acrylics together. Did anybody try that? yes i've done it and just test it on some scrap pieces before, this will ...
by Gerard
17 Feb 2012, 15:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Questions rumbling in my head
Replies: 20
Views: 13079

Re: Questions rumbling in my head

if you wont to use autoboot, the cam has to see the switch in readonly position

or you could use the firmware update methode to load SDM
by Gerard
15 Feb 2012, 05:45
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Scanners for us poor people
Replies: 2
Views: 3793

Re: Scanners for us poor people

Digital_Paper dit it http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtop ... =14&t=1256 lucky he documented it