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 ceeann1
31 Dec 2010, 12:25
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Thoughts about portability and simplicity
Replies: 11
Views: 6061

Re: Thoughts about portability and simplicity

I was looking at shaknums' new portable scanner Pazuzu and noticed that is moved around a bit on the sides and in the cradle area too. I wonder if the sides could be made a bit stiffer with angle extrusions and perhaps a tensegrity type of structure to keep it from wobbling. I find the wobble to be ...
by ceeann1
31 Dec 2010, 11:21
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Chinese Cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Re: Chinese Cameras

I also think a group buy would be a wise idea. This is obviously the wrong camera but the devil is in the details as always!!!

Very pretty camera though.... I would go with ugly and functional any day!
by ceeann1
31 Dec 2010, 11:16
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New Portable Scanner "Pazuzu"
Replies: 26
Views: 13457

Re: New Portable Scanner "Pazuzu"

I looked at the pictures and was puzzled by the counterweight but it came clear with the video. What I am seeing in the video is a lot of movement on the two side supports and the cradle. They jiggle and move side to side and this is obvious with the movement of the platen. What is more interesting ...
by ceeann1
29 Dec 2010, 15:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Newbie: Total cost and time?
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

Re: Newbie: Total cost and time?

Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=714 This, the above, is the scanner I came up with after looking at most of the posted scanner pictures. It folds and is stowable behind a couch or in a closet. It will probably cost as much or almost as ...
by ceeann1
28 Dec 2010, 22:08
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: PTP Cameras: A List
Replies: 10
Views: 19929

Re: PTP Cameras: A List

Interesting site prisjakt.nu ... although I grew up in a swedish american lutheran church... I do not speek swedish. I do however see what you mean about the chart. Are you buying in sweden? If you are looking for an 8 megapixel camera why not use the defacto standard A590 canon? It seems you will n...
by ceeann1
28 Dec 2010, 15:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Thoughts about portability and simplicity
Replies: 11
Views: 6061

Re: Thoughts about portability and simplicity

I continue thinking about this topic and I am still thinking about designs. I believe a cardboard box cradle might be a very appropriate way of making a design more portable for long distance travel. If one had a folding platen or "thumb-thing" and the camera/s with perhaps tripods the kit could be ...
by ceeann1
27 Dec 2010, 23:02
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Laser cuted desing with an scroll saw
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: Laser cuted desing with an scroll saw

LOL!!! Someone beat me to it! I and my husband had both thought that Daniels' designs could all be cut out by scroll saw by anyone with a fair amount of patience and a medium amount of skill. I expect that flat pack designs have been around a very long time before lasers. Doing this on a scroll saw ...
by ceeann1
27 Dec 2010, 22:47
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: PTP Cameras: A List
Replies: 10
Views: 19929

Re: PTP Cameras: A List

As for further list additions of Number of Pixels and Price. I am working on going through the remote capture list and seeing what sort of numbers of pixels the cameras will capture. They range from 5Megapixels to 14Megapixels so far (rounding a bit) I will post that when I get a chance to finish th...
by ceeann1
24 Dec 2010, 18:16
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: PTP Cameras: A List
Replies: 10
Views: 19929

Re: PTP Cameras: A List

I quite agree with looking the particular camera up in the way you suggest dtic! Thanks for the info and a nice reply! I add the following. A list of remote controllable cameras from gphoto2. I realize this is available from them but posting it here helps agragate information in one spot for our par...
by ceeann1
22 Dec 2010, 15:24
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Has anyone looked at gPhoto2?
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

Re: Has anyone looked at gPhoto2?

Operating system is no doubt the cause. I have been dodging the linux bullet a long time now. Perhaps ubuntu or some such in the future will work for me. It explains why I could not unpack the file. I could swear, I saw the darn page I downloaded from said windows... sigh... As for cameras I used th...