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 vitorio
06 Nov 2011, 20:30
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: iPod based prototype
Replies: 10
Views: 6224

Re: iPod based prototype

The iPod/iPhone in the middle is actually taking pictures of the mirrors, which have a reflected image of the book? You mention the front-facing camera; remember that that's only VGA resolution, not the 5MP (iPhone 4) or 8MP (4S) of the rear-facing one. Photos taken with the front-facing camera won'...
by vitorio
26 Oct 2011, 02:57
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 18434

Re: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?

I'm waiting to hear back from Make+Shift about the cost to have the plans cut, and I'll probably start on it late next month, I'm guessing. Based on the estimates, it'd probably be $200 in parts plus at least $200 to cut a single set of plans for. If you're interested in one personally, but can't sw...
by vitorio
13 Oct 2011, 12:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 364258

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

To everyone who is interested in joining with others. First step is to complete your member profile. Put your world location into your profile it will be easier to contact each other. Something like; City, State, Country In this way sharing costs will be easier. It doesn't look like the member sear...
by vitorio
12 Oct 2011, 04:14
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 18434

New scanner kit development in Austin, TX, USA?

Hi! I'm interested in assembling one or more of the new model scanner kit , initially as-is and helping flesh out the parts lists and basic stuff, and later making it larger (I have larger books) and working on alternate plans (for smaller CNCs, for building by hand, I think a corrugated cardboard m...
by vitorio
08 Oct 2011, 18:23
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 364258

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

How long does the current 4'x8' pattern take to cut? The local workshop with a Shopbot that large is $75/hr. runtime plus $100/hr. setup and tooling, so of course I'd prefer to minimize that. They expect to code up the plans themselves (I have no CNC experience) so I'd want them to incorporate any c...
by vitorio
06 Oct 2011, 13:31
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.
Replies: 47
Views: 38465

Re: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch liv

With that horizontal bar across the front, how do you keep a book that is normally closed (like a paperback) from closing on you as the cradle is lowered after the scan? Normally you'd just stick a finger in the book's gutter as the platen is raised, but with that bar moving in front as the cradle ...
by vitorio
01 Oct 2011, 14:14
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.
Replies: 47
Views: 38465

Re: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch liv

daniel_reetz wrote:The CarveWright should be able to do it. Can you find out the work envelope?
"The machine can handle a workpiece up to 14.5" wide x 5.0" tall x 12' long."

It also says the max cutting depth is only 1", if that matters.
by vitorio
30 Sep 2011, 15:34
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.
Replies: 47
Views: 38465

Re: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch liv

It turns out there's a local (to me) hackerspace with a lot of tools available. What equipment is necessary to build the new design? Their list of available hardware includes: 60W Universal Laser Systems Laser Cutter CarveWright CNC wood mill Grizzly manual mini-mill Two MakerBot 3D printers Would I...
by vitorio
27 Sep 2011, 12:19
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.
Replies: 47
Views: 38465

Re: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch liv

daniel_reetz wrote:As a part of documenting this new scanner, I've updated the front page.

http://diybookscanner.org/

Your opinions, plz
More whitespace! Ex. http://s3.amazonaws.com/vitorio/MORE-WHITESPACE.png
by vitorio
19 Sep 2011, 15:32
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch live.
Replies: 47
Views: 38465

Re: Daniel Speaking At Open Hardware Summit 2011 - watch liv

Here's a guess - it looks like the cradle moves up to a stationary platen by lowering the bar across the front? The gold bungee cords press the cradle up against the platen as its normal position and you'd move that bar up to open and turn the page? I like it. I've always thought the camera positio...