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
11 Dec 2010, 15:36
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: DIY Desktop CNC Machine
Replies: 29
Views: 14394

Re: DIY Desktop CNC Machine

Wendel,
What would you anticipate using a desk top CNC machine to make?

I might make circuit boards possibly but off hand nothing else comes to mind.

Just wondering.
Ceeann1
by ceeann1
11 Dec 2010, 15:28
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Let's talk about Lighting
Replies: 90
Views: 67354

Re: Let's talk about Lighting

So the BuckPuck that you recommend is the 3021-A-I- 1000mA version http://www.ledsupply.com/03021-a-i-1000.php ? I ask to ensure accuracy since I would like to buy one sometime soon.
by ceeann1
11 Dec 2010, 11:19
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Flash vs Continuous Light
Replies: 2
Views: 4010

Re: Flash vs Continuous Light

Ok... first I was wondering how a flash worked so I took a look at this: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/camera-flash.htm and it is very well explained there. In short a standard camera flash in most hobby cameras are xenon strobes. I also tried to look at relative efficiency of a xenon strobe ...
by ceeann1
10 Dec 2010, 15:27
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)
Replies: 13
Views: 7496

Re: Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)

Shaknum, Could you please explain why raw images or ad-hoc networks are important in the context of a book scanner and use a couple of examples? The ad-hock network I may understand but would still like the explaination in case we diverge in our thinking. The raw images I really do not understand th...
by ceeann1
10 Dec 2010, 00:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 28424

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

I have been thinking of this assembly and I believe that 3 modifications will help. First I think that instead of a under-over folding cradle as I suggested earlier that a simple fold flat cradle may be the best option. I didn't like the space sacrifice an over under folder would require on one side...
by ceeann1
06 Dec 2010, 22:18
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)
Replies: 13
Views: 7496

Re: Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)

I believe, somewhere, there is a discussion of using these. I use one at work taking pictures of damaged aircraft ducting. I believe there was some difficulty with RAW files being transfered. If I remember right the pro version did this and the lesser versions did not. Its all I remember. I will pos...
by ceeann1
06 Dec 2010, 22:06
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 28424

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

This is the compilation/ combination drawing of the updates to camera mounts and cradle. This was very fast and dirty.
Origami Update combination drawing.jpg
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I think it looks simplified. Much of the action is under the lower cradle plate.
by ceeann1
05 Dec 2010, 23:30
Forum: Lighting
Topic: Let's talk about Lighting
Replies: 90
Views: 67354

Re: Let's talk about Lighting

Souped up Flashlights- Cultural Aspects I have been informed by my husband its about, "More Power". Take a tactical flashlight and greatly increase the output and make it more flexible to use and your, "the big man on campus". I believe in part if all y'all need a tac light then the brightah the bet...
by ceeann1
05 Dec 2010, 21:53
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 28424

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

This is the cradle that came out of the above two posts. I think it will fold flatter. This gets rid of moderatly expensive flat file drawer slides and instead uses small sealed wheel bearings (thanks for the tip Daniel). This also eliminates failure by dust or grit for at least as long as the cradl...
by ceeann1
04 Dec 2010, 17:00
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 28424

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

LOL!!!! Sealed bearings!!! Of course! Thanks for the Tip!!! The sealed bearings should help a lot with dust and grit. The wear would be on the bearing surface and not in the ball bearings themselves. If the bearing surface is on the top of the appliance then it should not gather much for dirt and du...