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
21 Dec 2010, 22:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 26026

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

The whole assembly would look something like this. Without the lights of course. OScanner22.jpg Oops... missed the bearing angles... sorry. Just not gonna get drawn in here. Look at the drawings above and imagine them... Untill the shop is better set up this is about all I intend to do with this unt...
by ceeann1
21 Dec 2010, 22:49
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 26026

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

The inside of the upright might look something like this:
OScanner13.jpg
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by ceeann1
21 Dec 2010, 22:48
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 26026

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

This is the upright that carries the platen. It has been modified to be hollow and have an internal counterweight or possibly a spring to help carry the weight of the platen.
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by ceeann1
21 Dec 2010, 22:46
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 26026

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

The various sub assemblies are layed out here for show and tell... OScanner21a.jpg The angle aluminum with the bearing helps visualize how the cradle plate/top looks like it hovers or floats. These attached to the edge of the base will allow the cradle assembly to move and yet be restrained by the a...
by ceeann1
21 Dec 2010, 22:41
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 26026

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

Here is the first concept redesign. OScanner19a.jpg This is the plate hovering over a base with a fold flat cradle using lid supports for the uprights so the whole thing folds down under the cradle plate/top. The cradle and the plate are aluminum about 0.100" thick. The underlying base is a stress s...
by ceeann1
21 Dec 2010, 01:19
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Has anyone looked at gPhoto2?
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

Re: Has anyone looked at gPhoto2?

Actually I was trying on Saturday to get it down loaded and up and running to try on my current digital camera. A Kodak digital... a gift. I wondered what I could get it to do. It looked very impressive to me. How did you go about down loading... or perhaps where did you download from. I was having ...
by ceeann1
17 Dec 2010, 21:46
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone ever hear of "Canti: Manga Management"
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

Re: Anyone ever hear of "Canti: Manga Management"

I took a quick peek and it seems very impressive! splits pages and all sorts of stuff including binding... Very Very interesting. Thanks for the tip!!!
by ceeann1
17 Dec 2010, 15:27
Forum: Software
Topic: Colored Text
Replies: 28
Views: 13305

Re: Colored Text

Mist and I where chatting about capturing pictures in true color the other day and using EyeFi cards to do this. It may be helpful the link is below.
http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=722
by ceeann1
17 Dec 2010, 15:07
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: afk
Replies: 2
Views: 2039

Re: afk

Best of luck!! Hope the new place and job are what you hope they will be or better. See you online when you are settled. Cee
by ceeann1
15 Dec 2010, 22:22
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: PTP Cameras: A List
Replies: 10
Views: 18861

Re: PTP Cameras: A List

This thread also seems appropriate to link here. A thread from daniel_reetz http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=684&hilit=PTP USB Host Mode and PTP Capture from Arduino! as is this link from the Glossary http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=715&p=7160&hilit=PTP#p7160 P...