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 ibr4him
28 Jan 2011, 12:41
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: A2-A1 scanner
Replies: 12
Views: 13615

Re: A2-A1 scanner

You'll want a "prime" or "flat field" lens. For the Nikon platform I can recommend the Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D - it is an outstanding lens which will give you useful pixels across the frame. I don't know anything about Canon stuff, really. EF50mm 1.8 - approx $99, but outstanding picture ...
by ibr4him
28 Jan 2011, 10:57
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: A2-A1 scanner
Replies: 12
Views: 13615

Re: A2-A1 scanner

I've an A2 size scanner but I use DSRLs with prime lens so the quality is obviously excellent, not sure about Powershots. Will post some pictures later.
by ibr4him
26 Jan 2011, 06:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Linear slides for high load
Replies: 11
Views: 5702

Re: Linear slides for high load

These are professional guides/slides and they come in many configurations. I haven't been on this website before but was looking at Bosch-Rexroth as a possible source for my movable parts. Involved in woodworking in my job and using CNC equipment, I know about drawer slides and can also appreciate ...
by ibr4him
26 Jan 2011, 01:34
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Linear slides for high load
Replies: 11
Views: 5702

Re: Linear slides for high load

Thanks but price is not a concern, just quality. I dont want to experiment at this stage becausr i want to start work soon.
by ibr4him
25 Jan 2011, 22:50
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Linear slides for high load
Replies: 11
Views: 5702

Linear slides for high load

Hi, My scanner is complete but its absolutely unusable due the weight (of wood) on the platen (its large size for scanning A2). What I have used is the regular keyboard slides but I just came across this smi4motion and they seem to have great products, but I'm not sure which one is right for me. Can...
by ibr4him
16 Jan 2011, 05:38
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Stopped receiving notifications
Replies: 3
Views: 8612

Re: Stopped receiving notifications

Ah yes, all emails were under 'Spam' (Gmail). Strange.
by ibr4him
13 Jan 2011, 23:54
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Stopped receiving notifications
Replies: 3
Views: 8612

Stopped receiving notifications

Hi,

I've stopped receiving notifications on new replies. Yes, "Notify me .." is checked but I get no mails, my registered email is same .
by ibr4him
13 Jan 2011, 23:52
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52448

Re: Bindery

Anonymous wrote:Windows, yes. Mac, no. I don't have admin access to a Mac, but I can give instructions on how to make a .app from the sources to someone who has one.
I can provide remote (admin) access to a mac, if you want? Anyhow, windows version is fine for me.
by ibr4him
13 Jan 2011, 01:40
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Bindery
Replies: 72
Views: 52448

Re: Bindery

Windows and Mac binaries please! :D
by ibr4him
11 Jan 2011, 06:19
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Tips on lighting/camera settings
Replies: 11
Views: 16378

Re: Tips on lighting/camera settings

Get an '18% Grey Card' to calibrate white balance?