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
04 Dec 2010, 00:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
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Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

spamsickle posted on 30 Nov 2010, 19:19 I really like your drawings. Unless you're planning to experiment with platens and cradles which offer angles other than 90 degrees, I'd say you don't need an angle adjustment on the cameras. They should be fixed at 45 degrees, and adjust up and down. If you s...
by ceeann1
04 Dec 2010, 00:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 29180

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

This is a drawing of what I think would be nice for a folding/ portable scanner. It puts things together. Origami Scanner x13.jpg The camera mounts run in sliding rails mounted inside the side frames and they tighten with a threaded rod/ thumbscrew. The angle is adjusted with a protractor type arran...
by ceeann1
04 Dec 2010, 00:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 29180

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

I would add the following link:
http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... 31&start=0
which is,"Brainstorming about portable scanners." I think that it applies here to this thread and vice versa.
by ceeann1
04 Dec 2010, 00:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 29180

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

How very interesting. This reminds me of a folding table for camping. They where made of Steel sheet and Masonite at first and then updated to Aluminum and ABS plastic latter. They where a table that was the case. The case opened and the stools and legs of the table folded out. Much like the chair a...
by ceeann1
04 Dec 2010, 00:00
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 29180

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

jck57 posted this on 27 Nov 2010, 17:50 "daniel_reetz wrote: These are some really great ideas in here, ceeann. I saw this GIF this morning and thought of all the folding scanner builders on this forum:" Be even better if the guy started out sitting on the chair to show it was functional and not a g...
by ceeann1
03 Dec 2010, 23:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 29180

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

daniel_reetz posted this on 27 Nov 2010, 10:40

These are some really great ideas in here, ceeann. I saw this GIF this morning and thought of all the folding scanner builders on this forum:
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by ceeann1
03 Dec 2010, 23:55
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
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Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

I stated on November 25, 2010, "That is as far as I have thought about this part of the hardware. I think that this shows enough to imagine an actual folding copy stand with included cradle and platen using the new standard model with modification. I believe this will fold to maybe 4 to 6" thick, as...
by ceeann1
03 Dec 2010, 23:47
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 29180

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

This is an exploded view of the rear articulation of the platen. It has sleeves that the bolts fit in to allow this to slide. All the sleeves are through and through and are only fit to slide in the elongated channels.
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by ceeann1
03 Dec 2010, 23:44
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 29180

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

This is a picture of the rear articulation of the platen. It is really the key to getting the platen to fold. The next image will show this in more detail.
by ceeann1
03 Dec 2010, 23:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner
Replies: 43
Views: 29180

Re: Origami Scanner- a folding book scanner

This is a couple of views of the front articulation of the platen. These could be cast of aluminum or more simply made in a slightly different form from sliding channel and bolts.
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